Yearly Archives: 2020

6 08, 2020

Free Webinar: What You Need to Know About Multiphase Flow for Oil & Gas Operations

We are pleased to announce that C-FER's Shawn Prasad is hosting a free webinar, "What You Need to Know About Multiphase Flow for Oil & Gas Operations," on September 16, 2020 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm MST. This webinar is intended for engineers in the oil and gas industry looking to learn about how to use multiphase flow and fluid dynamics modelling to improve operations. For more information, watch the videos below.  Visit the event page to register. Webinar Overview Fundamentals of Multiphase Flow Modelling [...]

3 06, 2020

PIRAMID Version 4.5.10 Now Available

We are pleased to announce that PIRAMID™ version 4.5.10 is now available for download. This new version completes the upgrade of PIRAMID’s probability models to a new calculation engine, and provides a number of other performance enhancements and bug fixes: Calculation windows now display the number of pipeline sections that will be calculated. Societal risk estimation using F-N curves now considers collateral damage to adjacent pipelines. The probability of ignition model for adjacent pipelines has been improved. Unused inputs for the plain dent probability module have been suppressed. A fix of an issue preventing [...]

23 03, 2020

Update on C-FER’s COVID-19 Response

Operational Continuity and Contingency Plans At C-FER, we are strictly following the recommendations of our local health authorities to manage the situation created by the COVID-19 outbreak. Keeping the health and well-being of our employees, their families, our clients, and the community at large is our top priority. Recent travellers and personnel with vulnerable health conditions were identified during the early stages of the alert. A self-isolation policy was promptly implemented. Special safe-work protocols were defined to minimize exposure of people on-site and mitigate the likelihood of spreading the virus. Measures to Minimize Impact [...]

6 03, 2020

PIRAMID – Version 4.5.9 Released

We are pleased to announce that PIRAMID™ version 4.5.9 is now available for download. This new version continues the upgrade of PIRAMID’s probability models to a new calculation engine, and provides a number of other performance enhancements and bug fixes: An updated system view allows for easier management of pipelines in the analysis. Expanded inspection tool definition options allow more tool types to be accommodated. Please login to the user area to download your copy of PIRAMID version 4.5.9. If you have any questions about any of the changes implemented in this release, please contact us. [...]

6 03, 2020

Learn About C-FER’s Sour Service Capability

Correct qualification and material selection is even more important when equipment is exposed to H2S-contaminated or other sour gas atmospheres. These environments are both highly toxic and corrosive. Many materials and products are susceptible to hydrogen embrittlement and stress corrosion cracking. The risk of catastrophic failures significantly increases. C-FER Technologies provides clients with a wide range of sour service testing capabilities that help to understand and minimize various failure mechanisms. Our Special Environments Laboratory, is one of the world's largest and most comprehensive containment test facilities. It can be used to test a wide [...]

13 02, 2020

New Release of C-FER’s ESP Bend Software Now Available

C-FER Technologies is pleased to announce that ESPBend version 3.2.0 is now available for download. This new version includes the following additions: Softlock option is now available; Improvements in the layout of the main window; and Improvements in the layout and operation of the equipment system design view. Subscribe to ESPBend and gain ongoing access to the software Maintenance and Support Plan, and receive additional upgrades in the future. About ESPBend ESPBend helps companies investigate the effects of wellbore curvature on electric submersible pump (ESP) equipment deflection and reliability. Users can perform [...]

13 02, 2020

How Engineering Analysis and Field Run-life Data can be Coupled to Predict the Effects of Wellbore Curvature on ESP Reliability

C-FER Technologies' Craig Radke is presenting at the 2020 SPE Symposium: ESP Journey to the Future. During the presentation, Craig will discuss how wellbore trajectory, reserve recovery and productivity can be considered in combination to optimize electric submersible pump (ESP) designs and improve the run-life of ESPs in horizontal wells. The presentation includes a case study on how a combined physics-based and data-driven analysis approach was applied to ESP-lifted fields. Craig will explain how finite element analysis and field reliability data analysis methods were used to correlate the calculated housing stress and curvature of [...]

30 01, 2020


Electric Submersible Pump Reliability Information and Failure Tracking System (ESP-RIFTS) The goal of ESP-RIFTS is to significantly improve the run-life of ESPs. The joint industry project (JIP) is currently in Phase 22. The ESP-RIFTS database currently has information on ~117,000 ESP installations from 26 operations around the world. Recent Project News C-FER Technologies is excited to announce that Cairn India and Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) joined the ESP-RIFTS JIP in 2019. Member Access If your company is a participant in the JIP and you were given user access privileges (user name and password), you [...]

28 01, 2020

Joint Industry Projects Overview

Thirty Years of Experience in Launching New Joint Industry Projects C-FER Technologies supports operating companies and equipment vendors in applied research and development projects that address broad industry challenges. Combining funding from multiple industry participants allows for cost-sharing of larger initiatives and brings broader industry experience to the table to help direct the project work. The industry funding can also often be leveraged with government funding to support the development of new infrastructure. JIPs Can Include: Engineering reviews to identify best practices and technology gaps in current operations; Feasibility studies of implementing new technologies or procedures; Developing new standardized [...]

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