SPE/ICoTA Workshop: Refracturing Through Optimized Interventions 9 - 10 Oct 2018 Hyatt Regency Hill Country San Antonio, Texas, USA

About the Workshop


Why Attend

Across all oil and gas plays, rapidly evolving approaches to completion and stimulation design and deployment have created enormous opportunities to re-enter and re-stimulate wells that were treated early in play development. Refracturing creates a highly attractive opportunity for many of these wells.

The SPE/ICoTA Refracturing Through Optimized Interventions workshop will provide an opportunity to learn the newest developments and network with your peers in the same technical focus. The workshop will provoke interaction, outline and summarize existing solutions and challenges, and accelerate new technologies through experiences and lessons learned. Subject matter experts will present case studies on extensive field experiences and provide technical updates on refracturing. 

Topics to be covered include: 

  • Selection process for refracturing candidates
  • Frac Interaction Mitigation
  • Deployment techniques and intervention requirements
  • Zonal isolation and chemical/mechanical diversion
  • Refracture stimulation design and modeling
  • Diagnostics and surveillance
  • Future / Emerging Technologies


The Setting

An SPE workshop is a multi-day event that fosters knowledge sharing in an intensive learning experience. It provides brief technical presentations followed by extensive Q&A and discussion.

Staged in an intimate setting, an SPE workshop brings together E&P professionals with common roles and challenges to share ideas that advance both technology and best practices. They provide an environment for frank, open discussion. Press is not invited to attend.

The workshop’s program committee members solicit presentations from top industry professionals. This ensures a robust technical program with presentations that are laser-focused on best practices, lessons learned, and case studies.


What You Recieve

Continuing Education Credits

  • ​Attendees qualify for 1.6 SPE Continuing Education Units (CEU). One CEU equals 10 contact hours of participation. CEUs are awarded through SPE Professional Development for participation and completion of SPE workshops. A permanent record of a participant's involvement  and CEUs obtained will be maintained by SPE.
  • ​Released copies of the workshop presentations will be available to attendees following the conclusion of the workshop. Speakers do not write formal papers and are not expected to release their presentations for publication.


  • Proceedings from the workshop will not be published, therefore, formal papers and handouts are not ‎requested of speakers or panel members.
  • Work-in-progress, new ideas, and interesting projects are sought.
  • Note-taking by participants is encouraged. However, to ensure free and open discussions, no formal records will be kept.
  • PowerPoint presentation materials will be posted on a specific SPE URL address and will be available to attendees after the workshop. Provision of the materials by discussion leaders will signify their permission for SPE to do so.


In keeping with the Workshop objectives and the SPE mission, excessive commercialism in posters or presentations will not be permitted. Company logos must be limited to the title slide and used only to indicate the affiliation of the presenter and others involved in the work.