Sunday, August 13

17:30 - 19:00

Monday, August 14

07:00 - 08:00
08:00 - 08:10
08:10 - 08:40
Speaker(s) Brian Schmitt, Devon
08:40 - 10:10
Session 1: Selection Process for Refracturing Candidates and Program Management
Session Chairpersons Kevin Eichinger, BKV Corporation; Neil Modeland, Halliburton

This session provides insight into how to choose the best refracturing candidates, appropriate methodology, and program management. A rigorous screening process can greatly improve the odds of a successful refracturing treatment. Presentations will provide attendees with an awareness of the intricacies necessary for candidate well selection required for successful refrac campaigns as well as how to select the most effective methodology for each refrac.  Program management, scheduling and logistics will also be addressed.


Ray Ellis, Liberty Energy

Eric Bryan, DeGolyer & McNaughton

Tim Post, ConocoPhillips


10:10 - 10:30
10:30 - 12:00
Session 2: Intra- and Inter-well Fracture-driven Interactions Between Horizontal Wells
Session Chairpersons Sam French, BKV Corporation; Dick Leonard, ProTechnics

There is abundant field data pointing to communication between hydraulic fractures created in the same or in adjacent horizontal wells. Relevant consequences of these interactions include uneven production distribution within a well and production interference between adjacent wells. Understanding the nature, cause and effect of these interactions is critical for optimizing various production operations, including re-fracturing. This session will discuss the different types of intra- and inter-well communications, their causes, how to identify them, and attempts to reduce their negative effects.


Philip Lee, BKV Corporation

George King, GEK Engineering

John Stell, BKV Corporation

12:00 - 13:00
13:00 - 14:30
Session 3: Completions and Coiled Tubing Intervention
Session Chairpersons David Traugott, NOV; Eivind Moen, Comitt

This session will focus on completion and coiled tubing technologies that are directly involved in refrac applications.  These technologies include but are not limited to: (1) new or improved completion hardware such as, expandable and cemented liners, packers, plugs, sliding sleeves, dissolvables, etc.; (2) innovative implementation of completion and/or coiled tubing systems; (3) new design methodology or tools; (4) case histories, including design and execution of best practices, operations efficiencies and economic considerations.


Jason Burke, ConocoPhillips

Ken Day, BKV Corporation

Jeremy Workman, NOV


14:30 - 15:00
15:00 - 16:30
Session 4: Future and Emerging Technologies
Session Chairpersons Dustin Ellis, NCS Multistage; Eivind Moen, Comitt

Refracturing technologies continue to evolve over time as more wells are restimulated and operators observe results.  This session will focus on new technologies pushing the envelope in well restimulation.  Furthermore it will focus on new refracturing treatment methodologies being trialed based upon gaps in current refracturing processes.  Lastly, this session will look at various diagnostics being applied to capture more information before, during, and after refracturing treatments in order to push the industry further up the learning curve. 


Eddie Valverde, Emerald Surf Sciences

Cameron Radtke, NewGen

Karen Olson, Well Data Labs



16:30 - 18:00
Networking and Poster Reception
Moderator(s) Robert Coon, PetroQuip; Neil Modeland, Halliburton; Jason Baihly, SLB

The Poster Session will be held in conjunction with the Networking Reception on Monday, evening, 14 August, 1630-1800. The poster owners will be present to explain and answer questions about the topics on their posters covering all aspects of technologies and case histories relevant to Refracturing. We encourage all attendees to interact with each other during the reception and rotate through the posters. Posters will also be displayed during coffee breaks on Tuesday, 15 August.

Tuesday, August 15

07:00 - 08:00
08:00 - 09:30
Session 5: Diversion and Zonal Isolation
Session Chairpersons Luis Castro, Baker Hughes; Kevin Eichinger, BKV Corporation

The session will explore diversion and zonal isolation as enablers to assure refracture treatments are placed in the targeted locations for optimum results. These techniques have historically included chemical, ball diversion and other solid diversion materials. The session will explore the results of the deployment of these applications. Additionally, new materials and techniques to improve diversion and zonal isolation will be discussed.


Aaron Burton, ProTechnics

Terry Palisch, Carbo Ceramics

Nick Koster, DiverterPlus


09:30 - 10:00
10:00 - 11:30
Session 6: Refrac Design and Technique Selection
Session Chairpersons Steve Asbill, Foundation Energy; Sam Schroeder, ConocoPhillips

Designing a refrac job requires an operator to have a holistic view of the geomechanics of the reservoir, historical production profiles of the candidate and neighboring wells, initial completion designs, and many other factors prior to pumping the actual field trial. To have a successful design, operators rely on simulation and economic modeling completed prior to the test to assess the risk vs. reward. This session focuses on the workflow to determine the stimulation design for a refracturing project. 


Jamie McEwen and Melody Zhang, ConocoPhillips

Dave Ratcliff, ResFrac

Rong Han, Halliburton

11:30 - 12:30
12:30 - 14:00
Session 7: Diagnostics and Surveillance
Session Chairpersons Dick Leonard, ProTechnics; David Traugott, NOV

Common concerns that arise around horizontal well refracturing are often centered around stimulation effectiveness and analyzing the end result: How much lateral length coverage can be achieved? Do the isolation methods work? Has new rock been contacted?  Pairing the proper diagnostic tools with refracturing opportunities can help the industry better address these concerns.  This session will present effective diagnostics solutions, including AI/Data Science solutions, and refrac case histories that help enable the sub-surface insight needed to optimize horizontal fracturing.

Charles Bourgeois, Dark Vision
Tyler Williams, Devon
Kevin Wutherich, Drill2Frac



14:00 - 14:15
14:15 - 15:45
Session 8: Panel: If I Could Do It All Over Again
Moderator(s) Dustin Ellis, NCS Multistage LLC; Sam French, TBD

Many different methods of Refracturing have been utilized with some successful and some not.  This session will focus on lessons learned and a discussion of what changes could be made going forward.  This session is intended to help others learn from the mistakes of others, and to learn how to progress Refracturing technologies and procedures.

Tyler Williams, Devon

Steve Asbill, Foundation Energy

Jamie McEwen, ConocoPhillips

George King, GEK Engineering