Artificial Lift: Pumping

COMP/APOMPE

Who should attend?

  • This course provides a comprehensive, practical knowledge of rod and centrifugal pumping concepts, design, operations and potential problems.
Audience :
  • E&P professionals involved in operating wells using rod or centrifugal pumping.

Level : Proficiency

Course Content

  • WHY ARTIFICIAL LIFT?

      • Main parameters relative to reservoir and well performance curve: inflow and outflow.
      • Need for artificial lift.
  • SUCKER ROD PUMPING

      • Principle, field of application, crucial parameters.
      • Main specific equipment: surface Pumping Units (PU), downhole pumps, rodstring.
      • Operating procedures and troubleshooting.
      • Example of rodstring load calculation.
  • ELECTRICAL SUBMERSIBLE CENTRIFUGAL PUMPING (ESP)

      • Principle, field of application.
      • Main specific pieces of equipment: pump, seal section/protector, electric motor selection, Variable Speed Drive (VSD) interaction.
      • Operating procedures and troubleshooting (including PROSPER™ methodology).
      • Example of design:
      • Base case: oil “without problems”.
      • Specific cases: gassy oil well, ESP with VSD.
  • OTHER METHODS & PROCESS SELECTION

      • Overview of other methods (hydraulic pumps, jet pumps, Progressive Cavity Pumps [PCP]): principle, fields of operation.
      • Artificial lift methods comparison, benefits and limitations.
  • KNOWLEDGE ASSESSMENT

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • select the most-suited pumping method,
  • analyze operating conditions,
  • improve well performance and manage equipment lifetime.

Ways & Means

  • Exercises on equipment calculation.
  • Numerous animations and videos.