Beam Pumps - BP

Discipline: Production and Completions Engineering
Level: Intermediate
Instructors who teach this course:
  • Dr. James F. Lea


Related courses
Artificial Lift Systems - ALS
Gas Lift - GLI
Gas Well Deliquification - GWD
About the course Designed For You will learn Course Content
About the course
This course will allow the user to become familiar with the system and when it should be used. All components will be described in detail. Design and analysis will be done using advanced computer programs. Some films will be show mostly illustrating either new products or best practices. A few problems will be solved by the class members each day. Comparisons with other systems to select the best system for a given well, whether it may be beam pumping or another method of lift; design and analysis using computer programs; and films and example problems will all be part of the class. Problems addressing solids, gas handling, and viscosity are addressed. Best practices are stressed throughout so a long lasting system can be developed for maximum profit. New material will also be presented on Beam Pumps in horizontal wells, rod protection in horizontal wells, placement of pump, deviation surveys, and performance of gas separators. One personal computer is provided, at additional cost, for every two participants.
Designed For
Engineers and field technicians who are responsible for the selection, operation, and maintenance of beam pumping systems
You will learn
How To:
  • Maximize oil production using beam systems
  • Identify components of the system
  • Design and analyze a system using up to date computer programs
  • Apply best practices for longer system life
  • Improve efficiency of the system
  • Combat gas, solids, and viscosity in the produce fluids
  • Make informed comparisons to other methods
Course Content
  • Reservoir considerations
  • Overview of artificial lift
  • Design and analysis of the beam pump system
  • Prime mover
  • Belts
  • Sheaves
  • Gear box
  • Unit
  • Polished rod
  • Wellhead/stuffing box
  • Rods
  • Pump
  • Tubing
  • Artificial lift efficiency
  • Heavy oil considerations
  • Gas separation/handling
  • Best practices for operation
  • Component design
  • System analysis
  • Pump off controllers