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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

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:...

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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:

  • Motivati...
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Presentation Announcement: Reliability-Base Design and Assessment (RBDA) of Cement Sheath in Thermal Wells, Heavy Conference 2015

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Learn more about thermal well cement research

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

Dr. Jueren Xie will be presenting the paper “Reliability-Base Design and Assessment (RBDA) of Cement Sheath in Thermal Wells” on June 11, 2015, from 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM in Palomino C at the BMO Centre at Stampede Park in Calgary Alberta. 

During the presentation, topics covered include:

  • Advanced non-linear Finite Element Analysis (FEA) modeling for cement sheath in thermal wells
  • The newly proposed post-cracking design basis, as compared to the traditional stress-based design concept
  • Cement cracking...
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Presentation Announcement: Use of Flow Control Devices (FCDs) to Enforce Conformance in Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) Completions, Heavy Oil Conference 2015

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

C-FER is pleased to be co-presenting with ConocoPhillips at the upcoming 2015 Heavy Oil Conference in Calgary Alberta.
 
Presentation of the paper “Use of Flow Control Devices (FCDs) to Enforce Conformance in Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) Completions” is scheduled to be held on June 9, 2015, from 15:30 PM – 16:00 PM in Palomino C at the BMO Centre at Stampede Park in Calgary Alberta. 

During the presentation, topics covered include:

  • Potential for improving recovery in SAGD production wells by using flow control devices (FCD)
  • Use of steam flashing to regulate flow, better enforcing...
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C-FER presents at the 2015 Simula Community Conference

Friday, May 22, 2015

2015 SIMULIA Community Conference was held in Berlin Germany, on May 19-21

The 2015 SIMULIA Community Conference was held in Berlin Germany, on May 19-21. The conference attracted more than 430 attendees and 95 technical papers from various industries, such as Energy, Aerospace & Defense, Transportation & Mobility, Engineering & Construction, and Life Science.

Dr. Jueren Xie presented two papers at the conference: “Use of FEA and Radial Basis Functions for Reliability-based Design and Assessment of Tubular Connection Sealability” and “Finite Element Analysis for Post Cracking Design of Thermal Well Cements”.

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Aerial Leak Detection Project Announced

Monday, May 4, 2015

Summary of news stories announcing C-FER's new aerial leak detection project
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JIP to evaluate aerial-based pipeline safety technologies

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

JIP to evaluate aerial-based pipeline safety technologies

C-FER is proud to partner with industry in the research and evaluation of aerial technolgies for pipeline leak detection.

The Joint Industry Project was launched in December 2014 to evaluate the effectiveness of pipeline leak detection technologies conveyed on airborne platforms to detect subsurface releases of liquid hydrocarbons. This project will include a variety of activities including modelling, lab and field testing. Vendors participating in these tests obtain key information to develop products more successful at detecting liquid hydrocarbon releases.

The results of this project will...

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C-FER's Darren Machula wins ASET Technologist of the Year

Monday, April 13, 2015

The Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta awards C-FER employee

Every year the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET) gives out a number of awards to deserving Technologists and Technicians at its annual AGM.

C-FER’s own Darren Machula CET, was the recipient of the 2015 Technologist of the Year Award. This award is presented to individuals that conducts themselves with professionalism, contribute at a high level of technical capacity, have a level of influence within their organization and demonstrate leadership.

The nomination submitted on behalf of Darren included three references, containing the following...

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