*Artificial Lift (Complete Course)

*Artificial Lift (Complete Course)


Artificial Lift introduces the techniques and technologies involved in artificial lift, with specific attention to sucker rod pumping, gas lift, and electric submergible pumps. The course provides a useful knowledge foundation to professionals in every sector of the industry, and of immediate value to field personnel. Each functional component of the sucker-rod pumping system is presented, and the major geometries of pumping units are defined with respect to their specific application and utilization. The operation of three different gas lift configurations is described. Detailed graphics illustrate the basic components and operation of electric submergible pumps. The relative advantages and disadvantages of each artificial lift method are compared and discussed. This course comprises six computer-based training modules, each one representing over an hour and a half of instruction and exercises.



Course Objectives

  • Describe the function of each component in the sucker rod pumping system.
  • List the alternative configurations of the various components and their applications.
  • Describe the operation of the overall system.
  • Describe the function of each component in the downhole sucker rod pumping system.
  • Identify the name, function, interior configuration, and general operating principle of each major piece of oilfield surface equipment.
  • List the alternative configurations of the various downhole components and their applications.
  • Gas Lift Systems.
  • Operational and Design Aspects of Gas Lift systems.
  • Electric Submersible Pumping Systems.
  • Electric Submersible Pump.

Included Modules

  1. Electric Submergible Pumps Volume 1: This module introduces the components, theory, and operations of electric submersible pumping systems. It explains the principles behind a centrifugal pump, and describes the components of an ESP in detail. Pump performance characteristics and optimum ranges are also discussed.
  2. Electric Submergible Pumps Volume 2: This module covers electric submersible pump components and performance. Pump intakes and protectors are described, along with the effects of gas lock. Electric motors and cables are also described. The module concludes by discussing associated surface systems.
  3. Gas Lift Volume 1: The first Gas Lift module introduces the components, equipment, and applications of gas lift systems. Compressors, separators, control and metering equipment are described in detail. It also explains the principles of artificial lift, and the advantages and limitations of gas lift.
  4. Gas Lift Volume 2: The second Gas Lift volume discusses the operational and design aspects of gas lift systems. It describes the sequence of events in unloading and operating the well, explains continuous and intermittent lift, and compares different gas injection rates, tubing sizes, and choke settings.
  5. Sucker Rod Pumping Volume 1: Volume 1 introduces pumping unit and sucker-rod pumping systems. It describes the functional surface components of a sucker-rod pumping system, and their various geometries and configurations.
  6. Sucker Rod Pumping Volume 2: Volume 2 describes pumping unit and sucker-rod pumping systems with specific attention to the sub-surface components. It describes how static, dynamic, and cyclic loading lead to rod stress, fatigue, and failure. Sub-surface pumps, tubing, and gas anchors are also covered.


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