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REFRAC Wells 2020
Sep 8 – Sep 9 all-day
The premier forum for refracturing existing wells in North America

Welcome to the North American REFRAC WELLS 2020 Exhibition & Conference where shale operators and upstream service companies will meet with refracturing experts and technology providers in Houston to share the latest results and explore new methods for refracturing wells.

New developments and techniques have prompted a movement towards refracturing depleted or low producing wells to combat against the current challenges in the North American shale market. Producers are now looking at techniques already being used in tight rock and vertical wells to revive a large number of existing shale wells with lower costs of production.

Over time most horizontal wells will produce at a fraction of their initial rates and large volumes of oil and gas will remain trapped within the rocks which could now be extracted through a refracturing process. While the total cost of developing a horizontal well could reach as much as $8 million, the cost of a refracturing project could be as low as 25 per cent of this at around $2 million. In principle the technique appears to be logical, however as low oil prices have presented the challenges of keeping well production up and operating costs down, this conference will have a unique and timely emphasis on de-risking refracturing operations with overall cost reduction in mind.

With developments in technical know-how, refracturing methods offer new hope for shale operators looking to maintain economic margins in the current low-price environment. This year’s REFRAC WELLS 2020 conference is set to become North America’s leading event exclusively for shale operators and a large array of service providers to explore the opportunities in refracturing existing wells to accelerate production and enhance ultimate recovery.

Canadian Shale Production 2020
Sep 17 – Sep 18 all-day
Canadian Well Site Automation 2020
Oct 6 – Oct 7 all-day
Automation Expo & Conference 2020
Oct 27 – Oct 28 all-day


The health, safety and well-being of humanity is taken very seriously by the ISA Edmonton Section Automation Expo & Conference (AEC). Due to universal concern and uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, and the Alberta Government’s Public Health Restrictions (mass gatherings), AEC 2020 will now take place in the fall.

AEC 2020 is rescheduled for October 27 & 28, 2020 (the set-up day will be October 26). Please mark these dates in your calendar!

Anyone involved in AEC 2020 (exhibitors, sponsors, speakers, registered attendees, etc.) will be contacted by March 31. We appreciate your patience during this process.

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you in autumn.

The AEC Team

BCWWA Virtual Conference & Trade Show
Nov 3 – Nov 4 all-day

This event is now virtual:

Canada Assembly and Awards Dinner
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Over the last 2 months, we have heard from many of our members that the lock-down has given them a new level of appreciation for face-to-face networking as well as events, and we hope you  feel the same way.

We anticipate that the upcoming Canada Assembly & Awards Dinner  will take place this year on 8 December 2020.

Join us in December for three expert-led panels exploring the biggest issues facing the energy industry in Canada today followed by an evening of celebration, as we honour our Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Mike Rose, as well as the D&I Champion of the Year and Energy Transition winners at the awards dinner. Tier 1 Dinner tables are Sold Out, but you can register your interest in a tier 2 table or standard ticket.

We are monitoring the situation daily to ensure the assembly and dinner are taking place safely, and will inform you in due time if anything changes.

Alexandra Ashikhmina | MD, Western Hemisphere
T: +44 207 384 7702|

Canada Gas & LNG Exhibition & Conference
May 11 – May 13 all-day
Operational Excellence in Energy, Chemicals & Resources
May 31 – Jun 2 all-day