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306, 2020

PIRAMID Version 4.5.10 Now Available

June 3, 2020|

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 [...]

2303, 2020

Update on C-FER’s COVID-19 Response

March 23, 2020|

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 [...]

603, 2020

PIRAMID – Version 4.5.9 Released

March 6, 2020|

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. [...]

603, 2020

Learn About C-FER’s Sour Service Capability

March 6, 2020|

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 [...]

1302, 2020

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

February 13, 2020|

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 [...]

1302, 2020

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

February 13, 2020|

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 [...]

1411, 2019

How to Enhance Tubular Connection Product Line Validation

November 14, 2019|

Industry has made efforts to establish a framework for the tubular connection product line verification in terms of the structural integrity and sealing capacity for high pressure/high temperature and thermal recovery wells. However, these frameworks are a work in progress. In consideration of improving the confidence in the interpolation and extrapolation methods presented in the current standards and of applying the quantitative finite element analysis (FEA) methods to qualitative evaluation, Jueren Xie of C-FER Technologies and Junfeng Xie of PetroChina have completed parametric FEA case studies with various sizes and weights of tubular connections. [...]

2908, 2019

Risk-ranking Thermal Wells for Integrity – ePoster Presentation

August 29, 2019|

In collaboration with Devon Canada (now CNRL), we developed a tool to quantitatively risk-rank steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) wells for subsurface barrier integrity based on identified damage mechanisms and associated, readily available influential attributes or proxy attributes. Such a tool can aid significantly in identifying: Wells at a higher risk of casing and cement sheath damage or failure; Specific mechanism and barrier at risk; Associated diagnostic, mitigation steps and resources to deploy to achieve optimal benefit; and A means to support the transparent identification, communication and tracking of risk levels and actions [...]

2808, 2019

How to Optimize SAGD Production with AICV – ePoster Presentation

August 28, 2019|

Flow control devices are used in steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) wells to balance the oil inflow along horizontal wells and mitigate unwanted fluid breakthrough. The newest generation of flow control devices for SAGD wells, autonomous inflow control valves (AICVs), can: Optimize oil production; Reduce steam to oil ratio (SOR); and significantly restrict the inflow of unwanted fluids. To assess the performance of AICVs, we conducted testing in a full-scale high-temperature laboratory flow loop that replicates SAGD production conditions. Details of the test program, and the principles that make up the AICV technology, are [...]

2808, 2019

How Flow Control Devices May Benefit Geothermal Applications

August 28, 2019|

This year, C-FER Technologies will be presenting a paper entitled - "An Introduction to Flow Control Devices and the Potential Benefits to Geothermal Applications". Geothermal operators face several significant challenges in creating and maintaining optimal production from their wells. One of these challenges is the uniform distribution of both injected and produced fluid to and from the reservoir. Preferential production of fluid from one zone of a reservoir can result in thermal drawdown, reducing the temperature of the produced fluid. Additionally, the formation of direct pathways between injection and production wells, commonly referred to [...]

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