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The need for a robust pumping system capable of operating in the challenging conditions presented in geothermal production wells has been identified as a critical piece of equipment for the advancement of geothermal energy utilization. In typical geothermal operations, establishing and maintaining a high production rate at high temperatures is critical to the economic viability of the project. Electrical Submersible Pumps (ESPs) have significant advantages over other commonly used pumping...

C-FER Technologies is holding a workshop on “Thermal Well Design & Integrity for Geothermal Applications” at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, in Reno, Nevada on Thursday, October 18, 2018 from 8 am – 5 pm.

The workshop is immediately after the 42nd GRC Annual Meeting & Expo. If you are attending the meeting, visit us at booth 320 & 322.

Pricing: register by September 30, 2018 for $685 CAD; after September 30, 2018 for $815 CAD.

Register now through Eventbrite

C-FER is pleased to be attending the 2018 Geothermal Resource Council Annual Meeting and Expo. Visit us at booth 320/322.

Technical Presentations

This year, C-FER will be presenting the following papers:

High Temperature ESPs for Geothermal Production: The Ideal Pump (Brandon Curkan et al.)

Track 4: New Technology 2

Monday, October 15, 2018 at 4:00 PM

Application and Value of Geothermal Well Reliability Data (Todd Zahacy)

Track 5: Reservoir Engineering, Field Operations and Management

Tuesday,...

Workshop Overview:

This workshop provides an overview of the considerations, key factors, industry guidelines and practices, examples, and field experience related to the design and integrity of geothermal wells.  

The workshop content was developed based on C-FER’s extensive experience with thermal well design and integrity topics associated with the heavy oil and bitumen recovery methods of Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) and Cyclic Steam Stimulation (CSS). While the majority of the...

C-FER is proud to be a sponsor of the 2018 SMU Power Plays Conference.

C-FER will be hosting a post-conference workshop on Thermal Well Design & Integrity for Geothermal Applications. This course provides an overview of the considerations, key factors, industry guidelines and practices, examples, and field experience related to the design and integrity of geothermal wells.

The course content was developed based on C-FER’s extensive experience with thermal well design and integrity topics...

The Industry Challenge:

A major geothermal operator was experiencing issues with calcium carbonate scaling in their production wells.  The cause was mainly attributed to the well-known pH effects related to CO2 solubility during production, resulting precipitation of calcium carbonate.

The operator was generally satisfied with the performance of their chosen chemical scale inhibitor; however, the injection system had two main drawbacks:

  1. if the capillary injection lines became plugged, corroded...

C-FER Technologies is pleased to be featured in the Journal of Petroleum Technology on how heavy-oil technologies can be applied to the Geothermal Industry.

Article highlights include how C-FER is helping to take technologies such as steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) and applying them to the geothermal industry. The article covers how the application of heavy oil technologies to the geothermal industry can benefit both heavy oil operators and the geothermal industry, and help to reduce the...

C-FER Technologies is not only helping the energy industry qualify new technologies in areas such as in-ground leak detection but is exploring how the geothermal industry can benefit from technology developed for the oil and gas industry.

Read more about this research in the January 2017 issue of Alberta Oil Magazine.

Download this infographic and learn how C-FER Technologies is helping the geothermal industry.

Geothermal well operators are challenged with elevated flow losses associated with the buildup of scale and equipment damage from material loss due to corrosion.  Scaling type and rate are affected by factors such as dissolved solids, flow rates, temperature and pressure changes, while corrosion severity and rate is affected by factors such as corrosive fluids (H2S), high temperatures, and material incompatibilities.

C-FER has experience and expertise in scale and corrosion management through...