SPE/ICoTA Workshop: Refracturing: A Valuable Technology for Today’s Market 5 - 6 Nov 2019 Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort San Antonio, Texas, USA

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Refracturing creates highly attractive opportunities to use existing wellbores for additional hydrocarbon recovery without having to drill a new well. Within a given field, the completion techniques typically evolve leaving many wells with stranded volumes of commercial hydrocarbons. Re-entry and re-stimulation is an approach that has been successful for many operators.

Refracturing parent wells has also become a valuable option for mitigating the negative impacts of fracturing interaction from infill wells or child wells. The potential for improving the performance of the infill well can result from addressing depleted reservoirs with refracturing applications.


This workshop created a venue for attendees to engage with subject matter experts on a variety of technologies, well conditions and lessons learned. This workshop was an opportunity to network as well as to learn the newest developments.




Selection process for refracturing candidates

Frac Interaction Mitigation

Deployment techniques and intervention requirements

Future/Emerging Technologies

Refracture stimulation design and modeling

Diagnostics and surveillance


Zonal isolation and chemical/mechanical diversion


This event provoked interaction, outlined and summarized existing solutions and challenges, and accelerated new technologies through experiences and lessons learned.