Oil & Gas Training
and Competency Development

Discipline Production Engineering
Duration3 Days
Delivery Mechanism Virtual Classroom
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Artificial Lift Methods

The Artificial Lift Methods is a VILT (Virtually Instructor Led Training) course delivered in real time. The course will be taught in 4 hour sessions over a 3 day period and is delivered using the WebEx platform. Our virtual training methodology incorporates passive and active learning in an effort to achieve the best virtual training experience.

This course will allow the participants to learn the fundamentals of the following Artificial Lift Methods: Gas Lift (GL), Rod Pumps (RP), Progressive Cavity Pumps (PCP) and Electrical Submersible Pumps (ESP) systems.

The main components of every system and their functions are examined. Operational principles and strategies for field production optimization are discussed in class.

Each student will need the following to attend:

USB Headset
Video Capabilities (720HD)
Internet Access
MS Office

  • Agenda
  • Topics
  • Audience
  • Prerequisites
  • Agenda

    Day 1

    1. Overview of Artificial Lift
    2. Well Performance - Inflow Performance Relationships 
    3. Comparison of Artificial Lift Systems
    4. Gas Lift Systems
      Principles of Gas Lift
      Gas Lift Valves
      Design and Operations
      Intermittent vs. Continuous Systems

    Day 2

    1. Rod Pump Systems
      Surface Equipment
      Subsurface Equipment
      Power Requirements
      Dynamometer Charts
    2. Progressive Cavity Pumps System
      Surface Equipment
      Subsurface Equipment
      Geometry of Downhole Pump
      Effect of Fit (Interference), Viscosity, Slip
      Power Requirement

    Day 3

    1. Electric Submersible Pumps (ESP)
      Surface Equipment
      Subsurface Equipment
      Pump Performance Curve
      Standard and Non-Standard Applications
      Power Requirements
  • Topics

    Gas Lift

    Rod Pumps

    Progressive Cavity Pumps

    Electric Submersible Pumps 

  • Audience

    Engineers or geoscientists involved in wells surveillance, maximizing recovery or identifying production problems in artificially lifted wells.

  • Prerequisites

    Participants should be familiar with basic Production Engineering concepts and have some field experience in Production.

  • Prerequisites

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