Cam Matthews, MSc, PEng, obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Manitoba in 1979 and a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Alberta in 1982. He has been working at C-FER Technologies since 1985. He is currently a C-FER Fellow.
He has been involved with Progressing Cavity Pumping (PCP) systems since 1987 and has had a lead role in several Joint Industry Projects that C-FER has conducted, some of which have had upwards of thirty participating companies. He was instrumental in the development of C-FER’s PCP course and has been an instructor in the course since its inception. Some of Mr. Matthews’s earliest and most in-depth work in PCPs has been centered on wear of tubing caused by PCP rod strings. He has extensively studied the effects of how wells were drilled on the run lives of PCPs later installed in them.
Other major projects that Mr. Matthews has led include the development and patenting of a Downhole Oil-Water Separation system, various studies of the issues related to sand control, and a study of the thermal and geomechanical issues related to drilling and producing wells in the MacKenzie delta in the Canadian arctic. In addition, he has coordinated several programs for testing and qualification of equipment intended for use in high pressure, high temperature gas wells in the Gulf of Mexico.
Mr. Matthews holds four patents and has published and presented numerous papers on a variety of topics.