Upstream Oil & Gas

Industry Challenge

Downhole Flow Control Devices (FCDs) installed in Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) wells have been shown to reduce the Cumulative Steam Oil Ratio and increase net oil recovery. When used correctly, FCDs can provide improved efficiency over "traditional" SAGD and a lower GHG intensity per unity of production.

At the same time, the industry has been evaluating a variety of solvent-enhanced thermal processes to replace or supplement recovery. These processes typically use...

C-FER Technologies is pleased to announce the release of a new version of Well Xplore Software.

New features of Well Xplore v1.4 include:

  • Import wells, logs, and pads into new and existing Well Xplore files;
  • Nominal ID and OD are now overlain on the cross-section view;
  • Quickly delete a log – no more simultaneous loading while deleting; and
  • Improved SQL database compatibility
    • Solved crash issues when sharing files between systems with different versions of SQL Server

C-FER is proud to be participating in the Alberta CFD Users Meeting on June 3, 2019.

This workshop is sponsored by our parent company, Alberta Innovates, and focuses on the challenges and opportunities of CFD adoption in the Alberta economy.  Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from presenters in Alberta's key industries and take part in an open forum.

For more information and to register, visit Eventbrite


PC-PUMP v3.7.3 has the following additions over PC-PUMP v3.7.2:

  • Minor Bug Fixes: some minor PC-PUMP software bugs have been fixed in v3.7.3. These fixes improve the integrity and usability of PC-PUMP by removing bugs that could potentially cause unexpected behaviour in the software.
  • Windows 10 Improvements: we have been working to improve the appearance of PC-PUMP in Windows 10 over the last few versions.  In v3.7.3, all of the main input and output windows have now been updated to the new...

C-FER Technologies will be at the 2019 NACE Corrosion Conference and Expo. Visit us at Booth #1126. 

We work with operating companies to push the limits of engineering constraints to improve performance in existing assets, and to develop new resources. We provide full-scale equipment testing and qualification, risk management and engineering consulting services.

Our facilities can accommodate a wide range of specimen sizes and testing scenarios, including testing at high pressure and high...

The exploitation of hydrocarbon reserves in High Pressure High Temperature (HPHT) and Ultra HPHT fields is challenging engineers and well designers to find casing configurations that will survive these extreme conditions.

The requirement to meet high collapse strength, based on traditional calculation methods, continues to push the limits of the wall thickness and material grade of the casing products. This creates a significant increase in well construction costs. Sometimes the current...

C-FER Technologies will have a booth at the 2019 Society of Petroleum Engineers Annual Technical Conference & Expositions. More details to be announced soon.

C-FER Technologies will once again be partnering with our sister company, InnoTech Alberta, at the 2019 Global Petroleum Show. More details to be announce soon.

Unconventional well applications present several challenges for artificial lift. The rapid production decline usually makes it necessary for operators to change the lift system after certain time, and minimizing the costs associated with these changes is paramount.

The deep, long horizontal well configuration also creates additional difficulties. Landing a downhole pump deep in the well, to achieve higher drawdowns, may be associated with higher failure rates, due to the additional loads on...

Since the development of the first torque and drag models used to predict rig hook loads in the early 1980s, drilling and completion engineers have relied on various forms of proprietary and commercial software to:

  • optimize well trajectory and tubular designs;
  • prevent buckling and lockup; and
  • understand the installation load profiles for critical string components.

Longer laterals, advanced completion tools, and complex well trajectories demand a more flexible and rigorous torque and drag...