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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 Hydrocarbons - Heather Dettman – Canmet ENERGY
  • 8:15 am - 8:40 am      Liquid Pipeline Spill Modeling - James Brydie – Alberta Innovates Technology Futures
  • 8:40 am - 9:05 am      Spill Response Joint Industry Project - Chris Lam – C-FER
  • 9:05 am - 9:30 am      Facility for Oilfield Release Testing and Training - Simone Levy – Alberta Innovates Technology Futures and Brandon Curkan – C-FER


Registration is free and does not require registration in the International Pipeline Conference or the Exposition.

Please RSVP to by Monday, September 26.



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

For more information, download the full presentation or contact


Presentation Announcement: C-FER to present at the SPE Canada Heavy Oil Technical Conference

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

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: differential pressure; seal length; tubular size; and seal contact stress level.  Mr. Matthews will also demonstrate the use of the proposed sealabilty evaluation criterion in conjunction with the FEA results established for a premium connection subjected to thermal cycle loading. His presentation is scheduled on 3:30PM – 4:00PM, Wednesday, June 8, 2016, at Palomino D of BMO Centre at Stampede Park.

Mr. Gang Tao will present "Evaluation of Horizontal Liner Installation Loads Using Advanced Numerical Simulation Technique."  He will present on the evaluation of loads during slotted liner installation, and describe a new stiff-string torque and drag analysis model. His presentation will include example analyses and discuss considerations for design improvement. His presentation is schedule