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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Thomas Dessein discusses probabilistic defect management

C-FER Technologies is pleased to be featured in World Pipelines Magazine.

Article highlights how C-FER is helping pipeline operators use probabilistic assessment methodology to assess and manage pipeline reliability. The article covers elements of a probabilistic failure model including:

  • variability in pipeline properties and dimensions
  • measurement uncertainty
  • model uncertainty
  • defect growth rates

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Heavy-Oil Technology May Be a Perfect Fit for Geothermal Power
admin Tue, 08/15/2017 - 15:55
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Using heavy oil technologies to help advance the enhanced geothermal systems

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 risk of drilling enhanced geothermal wells.

C-FER is pleased to have this article as part of the...

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C-FER’s Tim Roth awarded ASET President’s Award for 2017.
admin Thu, 04/13/2017 - 15:39
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The Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta awards C-FER employee

Professional conduct and mentorship form the foundation for The Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET). Every year, the outgoing ASET President recognizes a member whose direction, leadership and mentorship has been instrumental in providing support in the fulfillment of his or her responsibilities over the previous 12 months.

C-FER is pleased to congratulate our Lead Technical Specialist, Tim Roth, C.E.T. on receiving the President’s Award for 2017. Outgoing president, Eric Amphlett, describes Tim’s support and mentorship as a “pillar of...

Upcoming ESP-RIFTS JIP Technical Workshop

Friday, March 10, 2017

The ESP-RIFTS JIP is hosting a technical workshop on April 24, immediately prior to the SPE ESP Symposium (April 25-28), at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center in The Woodlands.

The ESP-RIFTS JIP is hosting a technical workshop on April 24, immediately prior to the SPE ESP Symposium (April 25-28), at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center in The Woodlands. More information on the ESP Symposium is available on www.spe.org/events/en/2017/symposium/17esp/homepage.html

The ESP-RIFTS JIP technical workshop will cover a number topics the JIP has been working on over the past year, including ongoing testing programs, investigations into the impact of current leakage and magnet wire characteristics on equipment run-life, as wells as other areas of interest...

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Oil Firms Are Proving Up New Technologies At Edmonton Lab [Article: Alberta Oil]
admin Thu, 01/26/2017 - 09:37
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C-FER Technologies is looking to new horizons in renewable energy to help Alberta's oilfield companies

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.

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Inland Spill Response Research Workshop

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Free Workshop In Conjunction with the International Pipeline Exposition

 

Free Workshop In Conjunction with the International Pipeline Exposition

September 29, 2016

7:30 – 9:30 AM

Telus Convention Centre, Calgary

Room 111

You are invited to attend a free workshop that will present the current research activities that are underway in Alberta in support of advancing spill response equipment and procedures for inland spills of liquid hydrocarbons.

  • 7:30 am - 7:40 am      Continental Breakfast
  • 7:40 am - 7:50 am      Introduction and Canadian Pipeline Technology Collaborative - Brian Wagg -  C-FER Technologies
  • 7:50 am - 8:15 am      Fate and Behaviour of Liquid...
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C-FER presents at Pipeline Safety Seminar in Korea

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

C-FER’s Brian Wagg presents at the Pipeline Safety Seminar in Daegu, Korea, June 2, 2016

On June 2, 2016, C-FER’s Brian Wagg presented at the Pipeline Safety Seminar in Daegu, Korea to over 400 industry leaders. During the presentation, Mr. Wagg provided insights on integrity management including:

  • Requirements for developing an effective integrity management plan
  • Criteria for assessing plan effectiveness
  • Hazards that impact integrity
  • Objectives for establishing baseline assessments
  • Data required to develop detailed risk assessments
  • Process for assessing defects
  • Impacts of maintenance planning activity on overall risk

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Presentation Announcement: C-FER to present at the SPE Canada Heavy Oil Technical Conference
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Calgary, Alberta Canada. June 7 - 8, 2016

C-FER Technologies is proud to have two presentations at the upcoming 2016 SPE Heavy Oil Conference in Calgary.

Mr. Cam Matthews, C-FER’s Fellow, will present “A Study of Sealability Evaluation Criteria for Casing Connections in Thermal Wells.”  He will present the results from an experimental metal-to-metal seal investigation and describes their use to establish a simplified sealability criterion for premium casing connections.  The test results were used to characterize the relationship that existed between the leakage rates recorded in the tests and the selected control variables:...

C-FER Presents at the PHMSA Pipeline Risk Modeling Methodologies Workshop

Friday, September 11, 2015

Discussing risk modeling methodologies for gas transmission and hazardous liquid pipelines and non-pipeline systems

On September 9-10, 2015, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), partnering with the National Association of Pipeline Safety Representatives (NAPSR), held a public workshop to discuss risk modeling methodologies for gas transmission and hazardous liquid pipelines and non-pipeline systems. As noted by PHMSA, pipelines are the primary energy highways of the nation and they provide efficient means to transport the vast volumes of commodities upon which the nation depends. Understanding the risk profile and underlying risk drivers for each pipeline in the energy highway...

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Presentation Announcement: Examination of Thermal Well Reliability, Failures and Statistics - Heavy Oil Conference 2015

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Learn more about insights on thermal well design and integrity

C-FER is pleased to be presenting at the upcoming 2015 Heavy Oil Conference in Calgary Alberta.

Senior Engineering Consultant in C-FER’s Exploration & Production Division, Todd Zahacy, will be presenting in Session 10: ‘Thermal Well Integrity’ on the “Examination of Thermal Well Reliability, Failures and Statistics” as an invited presenter on June 11, 2015 from 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.  The presentation and the session are be held in room Palomino C of the BMO Centre at Stampede Park in Calgary Alberta. 

Some of the topics and questions that will be covered in this presentation include:

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