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Artificial Lift


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.


  • 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.

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