Inaugural ShaleTech Canada offers unique forum for networking, technology sharing

By Adrienne Blume on 1/29/2015

CALGARY, Alberta -- ShaleTech Canada 2015 is the premier event for professionals working in the shale oil and gas industry in Canada, which is the world's fifth-largest oil producer.

With a strong focus on technology, attendees will learn about drilling, production and processing advancements from leading operators and technology providers in shale energy.

With estimated technically recoverable reserves of 573 Tcf of shale gas and 8.8 Bbbl of shale oil—most of which is located in western Canada—the country is an important region to watch for shale developments, especially in light of several planned LNG export projects in British Columbia. Prominent shale fields include the Montney region, which runs from western Alberta to northeastern British Columbia, and the Duvernay field in Alberta.

The conference will take place at the Calgary TELUS Convention Center in the heart of downtown Calgary, Alberta, on April 20-22. Up to 15 prospective shale gas formations alone have been identified in the province.  

Conference program

A one-day business program on April 20 will include discussions on shale economics and on the breakeven price of oil, shifts in capital spending and allocation, land acquisition/leasing and more.

Following the business program, a dual-track technology program from April 21–22 will focus on the major technical problems facing operators and the cutting-edge solutions that are needed to solve them.

In addition, updates on LNG export plans, specific case histories and the latest details about active basins and shale plays—such as the Horn River Basin, the Duvernay shale, the Montney shale, the Liard basin and the Bakken shale—will be available through various presentations.

Discussion topics

Speakers will share their knowledge and expertise with attendees on a number of proposed areas of interest:

  • Drilling

o   Horizontal drilling

o   Pad drilling

o   Rotary steerable applications

o   Shale-specific drilling fluids

o   Shale-specific drilling bits

o   Shale-specific OCTG advances

  • Completions

o   Multi-stage fracing

o   Re-fracing

o   Fracture diagnostics

o   Microseismic monitoring

o   Frac fluids

o   Proppants

o   Reduced emission completions

o   Vapor recovery                 

  • Water management

o   Water sourcing

o   Frac water recycling

o   Produced water

  • Geology and geophysics

o   Formulation evaluation (LWD/MWD)

o   Petrophysical evaluation (core, geochemical analysis)

  • Production

o   Production enhancement

o   Production monitoring

o   Gas migration

  • HSE and sustainability

o   HSE management

o   Community relations.

Conference details.

Full conference registration includes:  

  • Full conference program (April 20–22), including keynote addresses, business and technology presentations
  • Breakfasts, lunches and refreshment breaks
  • Access to sponsors and exhibitors April 20–22
  • Full conference proceedings post-event 

The one-day business program registration includes:          

  • One-day business conference program (April 20)
  • Breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks
  • Access to sponsors and exhibitors on April 20
  • Business program proceedings post-event         

The two-day technical program registration includes:                      

  • Two-day technical conference program (April 21–22), including keynote addresses and technology presentations
  • Breakfasts, lunches and refreshment breaks
  • Access to sponsors and exhibitors April 21–22
  • Technical program proceedings post-event.       

For speaker inquiries regarding the technical conference, please contact Megan Roiz, events program manager, Gulf Publishing Company, at or +1 (713) 520-4402.

For inquiries regarding the business program, please contact Yuruani Lavado, senior conference producer, dmg::events, at or +1 (403) 209-3575.

For sponsorship and exhibitor inquiries, please contact Lisa Zadok, events sales manager, Gulf Publishing Company, at or +1 (713) 525-4632.

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