Refracturing creates highly attractive opportunities to use existing wellbores for additional hydrocarbon recovery without having to drill a new well, reducing environmental impact. Within a given field, the completion techniques typically evolve leaving many wells with stranded volumes of commercial hydrocarbons. Re-entry and re-stimulation is a proven approach to economically recover those previously stranded resources. 



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Refracturing parent wells has also become a valuable option for mitigating the negative impacts of fracturing interaction from infill wells or child wells leading many operators to co-develop refracturing of projects alongside new drill activity. Potential improved performance of new drill wells, protection of existing parent wellbores, ESG synergies, and capital efficiencies are among the reasons that some operators have adopted this strategy.

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Topics to be covered: 


Candidate ranking and refracturing program management 

Co-development of refracs with new drill wells, and management of fracture driven interactions

Deployment techniques and intervention requirements 

Zonal isolation and chemical/mechanical diversion 

Refracture stimulation design and modeling 

Diagnostics and surveillance 

Future/Emerging Technologies

Successes/Failures and lessons learned


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