Upstream Oil & Gas

Course Overview:

Progressing cavity pumping systems have emerged as a common form of artificial lift. Collecting and analyzing data on key reliability parameters play key roles in ensuring that a PCP system provides reliable and economical performance.

To assist operators implementing this technology, this comprehensive course focuses on understanding key equipment reliability theory, common industry run-life measures and best practices for collecting and analyzing run-life data. This course is...

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 Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Para información de costos e inscripción, visite Eventbrite.

ESPBend helps companies investigate the effects of wellbore curvature on ESP equipment deflection and reliability. ESPBend allows users to perform detailed engineering stress and curvature analysis of complex wellbore trajectories and ESP assemblies. 

Companies can then combine engineering analysis results with their own historical failure data to estimate the long-term economic implications of wellbore curvature in their ESP-lifted wells.

3D Solver

ESPBend calculates the deflected shape...

SAGD operators are actively installing Inflow Control Devices (ICDs) in their SAGD production wells to enable production at low or ‘negative’ subcool values in order to maximize drawdown, increase fluid production rates and optimize SAGD economics. Operating the wells under higher vapour conditions could expose the ICDs to high velocity steam carrying sand particles, causing erosion and liner failure. A staged approach has been developed for assessing the relative erosion risk of candidate ICDs,...

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...