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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...

Operators respond to the challenges of sour environments on wellbore tubulars and equipment in the following: corrosion prevention & inhibitors, production strategies and equipment & material selection. One of the biggest considerations is how operators select the best materials for their well conditions.

Industry experts from both operators and tubular manufacturers concede that there are limitations with standardized tests such as those prescribed by NACE TM0177. These limitations may lead to...

C-FER has been performing premium connection evaluation and qualification testing to ISO 13679:2002  since 2003 and also has considerable experience with API RP 5C5:2017.

C-FER is one of a select few independent laboratories worldwide capable of executing test programs to these test protocols from CAL I for connections in relatively simple, low-consequence loading environments all the way to CAL IV for critical applications where gas-tight sealability of the connection is vital to well survival....

Geothermal well operators are challenged with elevated flow losses associated with the buildup of scale and equipment damage from material loss due to corrosion.  Scaling type and rate are affected by factors such as dissolved solids, flow rates, temperature and pressure changes, while corrosion severity and rate is affected by factors such as corrosive fluids (H2S), high temperatures, and material incompatibilities.

C-FER has experience and expertise in scale and corrosion management through...

Geothermal well operators are challenged with selecting appropriate well equipment and operating procedures that balance reliability, performance, and cost.

Equipment selection can include artificial lift systems, flow control devices, downhole instrumentation and various other downhole systems. Integration of equipment systems can increase both production rate and up-time. Data collection, management and processing can feed into well analysis and planning to prevent production decline and...

Geothermal operators are challenged with maintaining high volume flow of produced fluid as economically as possible. Proper equipment selection, mitigation tactics, and planning are critical to flow assurance.

C-FER has expertise in flow assurance for a wide variety of thermal oil production conditions that can be adapted for the geothermal Industry. Our capabilities include testing at full scale, creating analytical programs, and developing failure tracking databases.

Reliability based design and assessment (RBDA) methods are used to make design and operational decisions that meet specified target reliability levels. The benefits of these methods include:

  • High, consistent and demonstrable safety levels;
  • Integration of design, construction and operational decisions to reach optimal life-cycle cost solutions;
  • Identification of key parameters that influence the system reliability; and
  • Ability to address unconventional and HPHT well designs using premium...

SAGD operators are challenged with reducing their steam-oil ratio by managing the distribution of steam and inflow of fluids along their wellbores. One method of accomplishing this involves the use of Flow Control Devices (or “FCDs”), including Outflow Control Devices (or “OCDs”) to regulate the injection of high quality steam from the injector well into the reservoir, and Inflow Control Devices (or “ICDs”) to regulate the inflow of oil and water (and possibly some low quality steam) from the...

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C-FER has developed the URAP (Ultrasonic Reflection Amplitude Pressure) technology that qualitatively evaluates the contact stress distribution on the radial seal surface of a premium connection immediately after make–up.

URAP is a non-instrusive way to verify that manufacturing tolerances and connection make–up procedures result in a consistent distribution of stress across the radial seal surface of a premium connection.