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Tech V Talk - Cardium, Willesden Green Performance Review

January 30, 2018

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Welcome to our library of videos, blog posts and technical papers. We cover a wide range of topics related to the optimization of well performance. Our technical team is also ready to help with our custom technical services, including a variety of assessments, field development plans as well as several presentations ready to come to your office on demand.

May 31, 2018

We take you on a tour of our Joffre plant in central Alberta to have a look at the basics of how liquid nitrogen is made. 

May 18, 2018

Did you know that liquid nitrogen can be used in culinary creations? You're probably familiar with it's use in making ice-cream and for it's freezing properties in desserts, but what about cooking? We made some burgers using sous-vide, nitrogen, deep fry & a final fini...

August 22, 2017

In Part 2 of this Tech V Talk the Director of Technical Services with Ferus, discusses costs of refracturing as well as examples from the Cardium and Montney formations.

August 8, 2017

Director of Technical Services with Ferus, discusses refracturing; where it's used, why it's used, what makes a good candidate and some of the techniques utilized. In Part 2 he will discuss the costs and some examples that focus on the Cardium and Montney formations.

April 21, 2017

In this Tech V Talk, we discuss how the Huff n' Puff process works and how it can improve hydrocarbon recovery by 50-150% (compared to primary recovery).

November 10, 2016

"One hundred kilometres south of Grande Prairie, you will find one of the hottest shale plays in North America: the Kakwa Montney. The play is home to one of the fastest growing Canadian O&G companies, Seven Generations. As discussed in a recent BOE Report article, Sev...

September 16, 2016

Reducing the Potential for Induced Seismicity During Hydraulic Fracturing – With N2 and CO2 Based Foamed Fluids

A Ferus and Itasca – Image Joint Project – September 2016

Causes of Induced Seismicity During Hydraulic Fracturing (HF)

  • Seismicity has been linked to:


June 27, 2016

Summary of a paper by Middleton et al: ‘Shale Gas and Non-Aqueous Fracturing Fluids: Opportunities and Challenges for Supercritical CO2’ (Reference: Applied Energy – June 2015)

Key Points from the paper:

  • CO2 should dramatically increase production while lowering envi...

June 14, 2016

Article, RBN Energy: 

Let It Flow – The Potential for Enhanced Oil Recovery in Shale Plays – RBN Energy 

Tuesday, 06/07/2016 Published by: Housley Carr

Crude oil prices have rebounded somewhat in recent weeks (and now are hovering near $50/bbl), but cash-hungry shale-play...

June 2, 2016

One of the objectives of hydraulic fracturing in shale reservoirs is to maximize the Stimulated Reservoir Volume (SRV) or fracture network. Below we examine the use of CO2 pre-pads to increase productivity by enhancing dendritic fracture networks and maximizing the eff...

May 26, 2016

Where does Ferus’ CO2 come from? from Communications at Ferus on Vimeo.

As our Production Manager Dean explains, Ferus helps to manage man-made GHG emissions by recovering CO2 from high emitting industrial sources, such as fertilizer and gas plants. The C...

May 10, 2016

Revised Alberta royalties effect wells drilled on or after January 1, 2017

Three stages:

  • Pre-payout – Flat 5% royalty rate until payout

  • Post payout – Rate fluctuates based on commodity prices

  • Oil Maturity Threshold – <40 bpd rate, royalty rate decreases to...

May 2, 2016

Addressing challenges with EOR in the Bakken

  • Low primary recoveries from light tight oil (10 to 15% of OOIP at maximum)

  • Capital intensive enhanced oil recovery technologies

  • Formation is too tight for waterflood or even gas flood applications

  • CO2 emiss...

April 15, 2016


(February 10, 2016 during the Continuing the Conversation: Water Wisdom II Meeting)

The Issue: 

Vision:  To have a profitable energy industry that is the most environmentally sustainable on the planet.

  • Doing th...

April 1, 2016

Ferus is proud to be featured in Canada’s Top Energy Innovators 2016. Our innovator and expert in Energized Fluids, Murray Reynolds takes an unconventional approach to solving some of the energy industry’s biggest problems.  

The Innovation: CO2 Foam Fracturi...

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