*****Canceled*****Cont. Ed: Accelerated Learning Tutorial: Artificial Lift Methods

Artificial Lift and Production Optimization Solutions

 Course Description:

This one-day course is designed to give trainees understanding of artificial lift technologies and related production optimization concepts.

 Learning Objectives (Why You Should Attend?)

Most all oil and gas wells require artificial lift at some point and for most of the life cycle to achieve production objectives. Irrespective of pricing scenarios, effective application of artificial lift and related production optimization techniques offer significant cost savings and efficiency improvements leading to improved asset profitability as well as increased longevity. Often times during a well’s life cycle, changing conditions, necessitate switching from one to another lift method. Each lift system’s applicability often overlaps with other lift systems and it is important to understand when to use one and why not to use another.

 This course provides an overview of various artificial lift solutions and related production optimization concepts. While providing instructions at awareness level the training will arm attendees with sufficient details to participate in informative decision making process. After introducing participants to the need for an artificial lift system, training will focus on each of the following lift methods: Gas lift, Reciprocating Rod Lift, Electrical Submersible Pumping, Progressing Cavity Pumping, Hydraulic Pumping, Plunger and Capillary System. For each lift type, the course covers main components, application envelope, relative strengths and weaknesses. A unique feature of this course is discussion on digital oil field as applicable to artificial lift optimization.

 Who should attend?

  • Production, reservoir, completion, drilling and facilities engineers
  • Anyone interested in learning about implications of lift systems for their fields and reservoirs.


  • Understanding of petroleum production concepts.

 Course level:

                Intermediate to Advanced level

 Course Content:

  1. Introduction
    • Artificial Lift: When / Why / What of Lift Mechanisms; Types
    • Production Optimization: Why / What, Benefits, Digital Oil Field
  2. Gas-Lift
    • Types; Advantages, Limitations; Applications, Components
    • Design & Optimization
  3. Reciprocating Rod Lift:
    • Advantages, Limitations; Applications, Components
    • Dynamometer Cards; Design & Optimization
  4. Electrical Submersible Pumping
    • Advantages, Limitations; Applications, Components
    • Well Performance Curve; Design & Optimization
  5. Progressing Cavity Pumping
    • Advantages, Limitations; Applications, Components
  6. Hydraulic Lift: Jet & Piston Pump
    • Advantages, Limitations; Applications, Components
  7. Gas Well Deliquification: Plunger Lift & Capillary Injection
    • Advantages, Limitations; Applications, Components
  8. Application Exercise & Course Wrap-up

Location: SPEI Houston Training Center
10777 Westheimer Rd., Suite 1075
Houston , Texas 77042

Date: Jan. 19, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - Jan. 19, 2018, 4:30 p.m.