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How to apply limit states design checks to geotechnical loads
Monday, September 17th, 2018
Soil Movement Geometry and Orientation

A limit states design approach has been developed for geotechnical loads using a strain-based design format. This approach addresses the high level of uncertainty associated with the loading processed, which has limited the availability of design guidance in the past.

Working as part of a joint industry project, we have carried out a project to calibrate risk-consistent limit states checks that can be used for a range of strain demand and capacity distributions applicable to geotechnical loads.

The project:

Does feature length growth affect predicted burst pressure in pipelines?
Monday, September 17th, 2018
Effect of defect length growth on probability and mode of pipeline failure

The pipeline industry has established various methodologies to estimate corrosion growth in pipelines. However, growth of corrosion feature length is inconsistently addressed in these methods.

We worked with Enbridge Pipelines to review these methodologies and determine the impact of feature length on corrosion burst pressure predictions.

This review:

How to analyze angled cracks in spirally welded pipelines
Monday, September 17th, 2018
Example of Spiral Pipe Manufacturing

Spirally welded pipelines (extensively used in liquid transmission pipeline systems) may contain manufacturing anomalies that are susceptible to fatigue growth. To account for the angle of these cracks with respect to the longitudinal pipe axis, modifications to inputs of crack assessment models are required.

Using the widely-used pipeline assessment model CorLAS®, we worked with Enbridge Pipelines to investigate two input modifications:

Does reliability-based corrosion assessment criteria reduce risk?
Friday, September 14th, 2018
Example of the Relationship between the Safety Factor and Feature Density

Corrosion mitigation for pipelines, vintage pipelines in particular, has a significant effect on the industry’s management systems and related costs. To help optimize the corrosion management process, deterministic reliability-based corrosion assessment criteria have been developed for onshore pipelines as part of a joint industry project.

Learn how PIRAMID software improvements are making risk management easier than ever.
Wednesday, September 12th, 2018
PIRAMID Workshop Announcement

C-FER to Present at the 2018 SPE Artificial Lift Conference & Exposition
Thursday, August 23rd, 2018
August 28-30, 2018, at the Woodlands Waterway Marriot and Convention Center in The Woodlands, Texas.

We are proud to be presenting the following three papers at the Society of Petroleum Engineers 2018 Artificial Lift Conference:

Thermal Hydraulic Course Announced
Friday, May 25th, 2018
This course provides attendees with an overview of wellbore thermal-hydraulics.

October 30-31, 2018 (2 days) | Calgary, Alberta | Early Bird Price: $1,440 CAD | Register

This course will provide attendees with an overview of wellbore thermal-hydraulics (i.e. coupled thermodynamics, heat transfer, and fluid flow).  Additionally, they will gain a greater understanding of technologies and analytical methods currently for SAGD thermal-hydraulic applications.

Thermal Design Course Announced
Friday, May 25th, 2018
This course provides attendees with an overview of the considerations, key factors, industry guidelines and practices related to the design & integrity of thermal recovery wells.

November 6-7, 2018 (2 days) | Calgary, Alberta | Early Bird Price: $1,440 CAD | Register

This course will provide attendees with an overview of the considerations, key factors, industry guidelines and practices, examples, and field experience related to the design and integrity of thermal recovery wells.

The objective of this course is to review the:

New Challenges for Analysis?
Tuesday, February 13th, 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

Download the article to learn more.

 

Heavy-Oil Technology May Be a Perfect Fit for Geothermal Power
Tuesday, August 15th, 2017
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.




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