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Intervention & Coiled Tubing Association Canadian Chapter


  • 14 Feb 2020 10:28 AM | Arun Joseph (Administrator)

    ICoTA Canada AGM

    Wednesday, March 11th, 2020


    Metropolitan Conference Centre, 333 4th Ave SW Calgary AB





    • $ 40.00 – ICoTA Members 
    • $ 50.00 – Non-members
    • Free - Corporate Members (Voucher Redemption)

    Registration/Payment Cut Off:  March 11, 2020


    When: Wednesday, March 11, 2020

    Registration: 11:00

    AGM: 11:45

    Presentation: 12:15

  • 30 Oct 2019 3:34 PM | Arun Joseph (Administrator)

    Last event of the year! Register today!

  • 18 Oct 2019 10:51 AM | Arun Joseph (Administrator)

    The 2019 ICOTA Roundtable Program now available!

    ICoTA Canada 2019 Roundtable Program – 23rd October

    Metropolitan Centre 333-4th Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta

    7:00 Registration & Buffet Breakfast

    8:00 Opening Remarks – President ICoTA Canada

    8:05 Optimizing milling & intervention using realtime data and diverting agents – Brad Watson (STEP Energy Services)

    8:30 High resolution acoustic imaging – Stephen Robinson (Darkvision Technologies)

    8:55 Driving completion efficiencies using sensor driven data – Chad van Buskirk (Cold Bore Technology)

    9:20 A new coil conveyed reservoir evaluation technique – Dave Jellett (Pursuit Technologies)

    9:45 Coffee Break & Exhibition (40 mins) – Sponsored by Global Tubing

    10:25 Revisiting Extended Reach – Rob Standen (NCS Multistage)

    10:50 New insights on CT friction reduction for wellbores with debris and for openhole wells- Epsa Sharma (Baker Hughes)

    11:15 Pumping down a 2” CT string in a 3 mile horizontal well – John Yeung (Element Technical Services)

    11:40 Using multiple variables to design and execute operations in extended reach wells – Kaveh Yekta (Essential Energy Services)

    12:05 Group photograph for presenters only (by registration table)

    12:05 Lunch & Exhibition

    12:45 Keynote address – Vivian Krause

    13:30 ICoTA Innovation Award – Michael Bosdet (TSGI)

    13:35 Advancements in thermal rod interventions – John Taskinen (Snubco Group)

    13:50 New and cost-effective method for isolating surface casing vent flows – David Yager (Winterhawk)

    14:25 Novel velocity string method for restoring production in depleted wells – Epsa Sharma (Baker Hughes)

    14:50 Coffee Break & Exhibition (25 mins) – Sponsored by Mobile Data Technologies

    15:15 Next generation shear blades for high strength CT – Ryan Smith (Nexus Energy Technologies)

    15:40 Recent experiences of CT drilling in severe sour environments – Bruce Reichert (Tenaris)

    16:05 Innovative process to improve CT Operations– Yunhao Li (NOV)

    16:30 Closing remarks – President ICoTA Canada

    16:35 Cocktails & Exhibition

  • 12 Jun 2019 11:50 AM | Anonymous

    Share your insights and expertise at the 2020 conference. The program committee invites you to share your technical innovations and accomplishments by submitting a paper proposal for consideration.

    The call for papers submission deadline is 6 August 2019.

    To be considered for the Technical Program, submit your abstract by August 6, 2019.
  • 02 Jun 2019 2:50 PM | Anonymous

    The ICoTA Canada Innovation Award recognizes outstanding technical innovation or application of technology for well intervention. The application of the new intervention technology or technique should demonstrate one or more of the following:

    - reduced risk
    - increased production
    - improved efficiency
    - reduced costs
    - improved safety
    - minimized environmental impact
    - AND generally increase value to operators

    For more information, please visit:

  • 23 Oct 2018 6:19 AM | Anonymous
    ICoTA Canada 2018 Roundtable Program – 24th October Metropolitan Centre 333-4th Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta

    7:00 Registration & Buffet Breakfast 8:00 Opening Remarks – President ICoTA Canada 

    8:05 Dynamic behavior of a BHA during sleeve shifting operations – Rob Standen (NCS) 

    8:30 A deployable jarring and cutting solution for extreme stuck in hole scenarios- Earl Eagely (Reservoir Group) 

    8:55 Bridge plug milling: where does the time go? – Craig Fraser (Trican) 

    9:20 Q&T technology improves safety and reliability in challenging CT shale Operations – Garry McClelland (Global) 

    9:45 Coffee Break & Exhibition (40 mins) – Sponsored by Global Tubing 

    10:25 An update of sour performance testing and field performance – Bruce Reichert (Tenaris) 

    10:50 Novel coating to prevent corrosion of coiled tubing bias welds– Yunhao Li (Quality Tubing) 

    11:15 Addressing microbial challenges in coiled tubing: we are all in this together – Virginia Wornstaff (OSP)

    11:45 String performance analysis using multi-company data reveals new insights– Paul Brown (CoilData)

    12:05 Group photograph for presenters only (by registration table) 

    12:05 Lunch & Exhibition 12:45 Keynote address: – “Oil and Gas Industry Trends” – Peter Tertzakian (ARC Energy Institute) 

    13:35 Seeing inside wells through opaque fluids using acoustics– Stephen Robinson (Darkvision) 

    14:00 Dust control and soil stabilisation for lease roads and sites – Pascale Launiere (Trican) 

    14:25 New acid tunnelling insights from full scale acid tests – Silviu Livescu (Baker Hughes) 

    14:50 Coffee Break & Exhibition (25 mins) – Sponsored by Wenzel Downhole Tools 

    15:15 Using DAS to optimise frac completions thru’ improved understanding of cluster performance, inter-stage communication, diverter effects and cross well strain – Carson Laing (Optasense) 

    15:40 Undeniable diversion: Completing wells more efficiently with SlicFrac – Jenna Robertson (TTS) 

    16:05 IRP 21 Update – Bailey Epp (STEP Energy) 

    16:30 Closing remarks – President ICoTA Canada 

    16:35 Cocktails & Exhibition – Sponsored by Tenaris

  • 10 Jul 2017 8:49 AM | Anonymous

    IRP 21 was sanctioned in May 2017, following a limited scope review. The key revisions include reformatting to match the current style guide, updated references, and most importantly, a revision of the Well Servicing Pressure Categories. These revisions align the IRP 21 Well Classification System with global API Standards.

    See here for more information and to download the new IRP:

  • 06 Jun 2017 9:13 AM | Anonymous
    BiSN Oil Tools 
    Wel-lok M2M™ WSO (Well Shut Off Tool) 

    BISN is a leading provider of metal to metal downhole sealing solutions to the oil and gas industry. Utilising their in-house groundbreaking modified thermite heater, BiSN is breaking the mould of traditional usage of elastomer seals and cement plugs for water shut off in oil and gas wells.

    As an innovative and dynamic organisation providing new solutions to some age old problems, BiSN has the capacity to react to market demands. With experienced engineers as part of their team, they are finding multiple applications for their unique sealing Wel-lok M2M™ technology.

    Entering the competition with the Wel-lok M2M™ WSO (Water Shut Off) tool, BiSN impressed the judges by the speed at which this new innovation has already been applied in the field, in a market notorious for reticence in the uptake of new products. The panel also recognised the value of BiSN’s Wel-lok M2M™ WSO capability to reduce local environmental impact and improve production whilst providing the engineer with an easily deployable tool. The high statistics of well life extension data undoubtedly helped to confirm this BiSN tool as a firm winner.

    The uniquely developed BiSN technology, branded ‘Wel-lok M2M™’ simply put means sealing the well with metal to metal (M2M). It has been run in numerous locations around the world in both on and offshore environments.

    ICoTA International’s Annual Intervention Technology Award recognizes outstanding technical innovation or application of technology for well intervention. The application of the new intervention technology or technique should demonstrate; reduced risk, increased production, improved safety or minimized environmental impact.

    Paul Carragher, CEO of BiSN received the winner’s trophy from Steve Deshotels, Senior Chairman of ICoTA at the SPE/ICoTA Well Intervention and Coiled Tubing Conference & Exhibition, held at the George R. Brown in Houston.

    To find out more details about its various applications see the website

    Other close contenders (in no particular order) short-listed for this year’s award were:

    • Qinterra Technologies - PrecisionStroker Expander
    • Teledrill - Newton System 
    • Welltec - ELine Downhole Jetting Tool

  • 12 Oct 2016 6:42 AM | Anonymous

    The  ICoTA Canada Roundtable Event is approaching quickly.  

    Click here to register before the Oct 19th deadline.  

    This year our program includes 12 presentations, 4 focus presentations and a keynote address by G. Allen Brooks.

    This years program:

    7.00 am – Registration & Buffet Breakfast

    8.00 am – Opening Remarks – Greg Chapin (President ICoTA Canada)

    8.10 am – Recent advancements with a unified CT extended reach technology – Silviu Livescu (Baker Hughes)

    8.35 am – Optimisation of metal-on-metal lubricants for CT applications – Scott Sherman (Trican)

    9.00 am – Agitating explosives in extended reach wells; a good idea? – Jack Kolle (Tempress Technologies)

    9.25 am – Coiled Tubing roles in re-fracs – Eric Schmelzl (NCS)

    9.50 am – Coffee Break & Exhibition (40 mins)

    10.30 am – Challenges building a 9000m string; reaching the limits in extended reach operations? – Irma Galvan (Global Tubing)

    10.55 am – A new CT grade for improved general and sour service – Bruce Reichert (Tenaris)

    11.20 am – Development and compatibility testing of CT with 140 ksi min. yield strength – Kevin Elliott (Quality Tubing)

    11.45 am – The Challenges of CT failure analysis – Justin Bekker (Stress Engineering)

    12.10 pm – Group photograph for presenters only (by registration table)

    12.10 pm – Lunch & Exhibition

    12.45 pm - Keynote address: – “Do you feel better after 2 years in hell?”  G. Allen Brooks (G. Allen Brooks LLC)

    1.35 pm – Real-time Collaborative Interventions – Arun Joseph (Stimline)

    1.50 pm – Online KPI’s enable operators to assess service company performance – Paul Brown (Coildata)

    2.05 pm – Potential effects of water hammer pulses on sand transport – Jack Kolle (Tempress Technologies)

    2.20 pm – Hydraulic short trips for cleaner wellbores – Kevin Thiessen (Thru’ Tubing Solutions)

    2.35 pm – A novel method of transporting sand – Scott Churchill (Trican)

    3.00 pm – Coffee Break & Exhibition (25 mins)

    3.25 pm – Choosing a biocide for well interventions; protecting your equipment, fluids & reservoirVirgina Wornstaff  (OSP)

    3.50 pm – CT telemetry system improvements; monitoring realtime tension, compression and torque – T.Watkins(Baker)

    4.15 pm – Thin clad CRA : down hole corrosion protection – Stefan Hartman (Shell International)

    4.40 pm – Closing remarks – Greg Chapin (President ICoTA Canada)

    4.45 pm – Sponsored Cocktails & Exhibition

  • 02 Mar 2016 11:10 AM | Anonymous


    Registration for the ICoTA Canada Annual General Meeting is now open.  Click here to register now.

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