Upstream Oil & Gas

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...


Horizontal wells have been widely used to significantly increase reservoir exposure in a wide range of conventional and unconventional oil and gas recovery applications, including tight-rock and multi-stage fracturing, offshore, primary and thermal heavy oil projects. In the heavy oil and bitumen reservoirs of the Western Canadian basin, horizontal wells have been extensively employed in Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) and Cyclic Steam Stimulation (CSS) in-situ recovery projects....

Video #1: Importing a Log File

Video #2: Selecting a Deformation Interval

Video #3: Using the 3D Visualizer

Video #4: Updating the Well Reference Point

Video #5: Creating a Well Profile

Video #6: Creating the Pad Profile

Video #7: Importing Measurement Trace Logs

C-FER estará dictando el Curso de “Diseño y Optimización de Sistemas de Bombeo por Cavidades Progresivas (BCPs)” incluyendo entrenamiento en el software PC-PUMP®. Del 19 al 23 de Noviembre de 2018, en Bogotá, Colombia.

Para información de costos e inscripción, visite Eventbrite:

C-FER is holding course on "PCP System Design and...

Operators respond to the challenges of sour environments on wellbore tubulars and equipment in the following: corrosion prevention & inhibitors, production strategies and equipment & material selection. One of the biggest considerations is how operators select the best materials for their well conditions.

Industry experts from both operators and tubular manufacturers concede that there are limitations with standardized tests such as those prescribed by NACE TM0177. These limitations may lead to...