More than 80% of the world’s oil wells are placed on some kind of artificial lift, the most significant of which are gas lifting, sucker-rod pumping, and electric submersible pumping. Production engineers are required to design and operate these installations at their peak efficiencies so as to reach a maximum of profit. To achieve this goal, a perfect understanding of the basic design of the different lift methods, as well as a working skill in the ways ensuring optimum production conditions is necessary.
This advanced course covers the most important design principles of the most common artificial lift methods, illustrated with many classroom examples. In addition to this, available optimization procedures for each type of artificial lift are detailed in order to develop the necessary skills in trainees.
Throughout the course, trainees will solve examples and class problems on the computer and are required to have a basic computer literacy.