Additionally, the other components of a sucker-rod pumping installation are discussed, including applicable engineering and operating information the complete operating system should be understood and addressed to properly design, install, and operate this or any other type of artificial lift system. Sucker rods information sucker rods connect a surface pumping unit to the downhole components of a pumping system in an oil and gas well they are typically steel rods 25 to 30 feet in length, but fiberglass rods of differing lengths are also produced showing the location of the sucker rod rod pumping systems are used in hundreds of. Sucker rod pumping is the most common method of artificial lift (85%), with gas lift second (10%), and then electrical submersible and hydraulic pumping about equal (2%) in usage sucker rod pump uses a vertical positive-displacement pump consisting of a cylinder and a hollow plunger with a valve ie it works by creating a reciprocating motion in a sucker rod string that connects to the downhole pump assembly.
Statistical analysis of sucker rod pumping failures in the permian basin by zhanyu ge, bse, mse a thesis in petroleum engineering submitted to the graduate faculty. Beam-pumping systems beam pumping, or the sucker-rod lift method, is the oldest and most widely used type of artificial lift for most wells a sucker-rod pumping system is made up of several components, some of which operate aboveground and other parts of which operate underground, down in the well.
Anthony is the sucker rod pumping advisor for occidental oil & gas, where he provides in-house support for the analysis, optimization, and troubleshooting of sucker rod pumped wells he has nine years of experience with sucker rod pumping systems, including the use of automation hardware and software tools to remotely monitor and optimize the performance of srp wells. Sucker rod pumps - application engineering the sucker rod pumping system (srp) is considered the most popular artificial lift method worldwide its applications cover very low downhole pressure wells, slim holes, multiple completions, high temperature and viscous oil. Advances across a wide range of automation technologies and sophisticated modeling capabilities are bringing significant value to rod pump systems rod pump controller (rpc) the rpc uses sophisticated modeling and control software and a powerful digital signal processor to provide economical pumpoff control of sucker rod pumping systems. In petroleum engineering submitted to the graduate faculty of texas tech university in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of sucker rod pumping system 108 41 introduction 108 42 definition of failures 108 43 understanding the system 109.
Yliu xinfu , et al: an approach to the design calculation of sucker rod pumping systems in coalbed methane wells 2 and dynamic analysis of beam unit, rod and tubing, pump were developed based on the well conditions along the string. Additionally, a pump with tighter fit tolerance/waste space, smaller pump diameter, increased stroke length, adequate downhole separation, and properly designed pump gas anchor should be considered along with properly placing the pump intake above or below the perforations as discussed in sucker-rod lift finally, if these normal solutions do not resolve the problem, then special pumps or specialty components may be considered. Choose the best long-stroke sucker rod pumping system for your application this topic sponsored by share this page tweet ”a rod pumping system for california lift requirements” paper spe 11747 presented at the california regional meeting held in ventura, california, march 23-25, 1983 white papers how to choose a video-based. An artificial-lift pumping system using a surface power source to drive a downhole pump assembly a beam and crank assembly creates reciprocating motion in a sucker-rod string that connects to the downhole pump assembly the pump contains a plunger and valve assembly to convert the reciprocating motion to vertical fluid movement.
A steel rod that is used to make up the mechanical assembly between the surface and downhole components of a rod pumping system sucker rods are 25 to 30 ft [7 to 9 m] long and threaded at each end to enable the downhole components to be run and retrieved easily. Schlumberger can recommend, design, and provide a high-quality downhole system for both reciprocating and progressing cavity pump (pcp) wells engineering design packages our team creates customized design packages for sucker rod lift installations, using the latest commercially available software technology.
Anthony is the sucker rod pumping advisor for occidental oil & gas, where he provides in-house support for the analysis, optimization, and troubleshooting of sucker rod pumped wells. Rod pump systems one company, unlimited solutions off control of hydraulic sucker-rod pumping systems using sophisticated modeling and control software and a powerful processor, the hpc computes via the touch-screen while the rod pumping system is in operation this.
Sucker-rod pumping handbook is a must-have manual that ensures operators understand the design, components, and operation of sucker rod pump systems, learn the functions of the systems, apply the fundamental production engineering theories and calculations, and accomplish maximum system efficiency by avoiding the typical pitfalls that lead to fatigue and failure. 2016 international sucker rod pumping workshop - continuing education courses this web page contains information on the continuing education courses that will be held as part of the 2016 international sucker rod pumping workshop.