|Artificial Lift Systems - ALS|
|Plunger Lift - PLS|
|Gas Well Deliquification - GWD|
|Progressing Cavity Pumps - PCP|
Discipline: Production and Completions Engineering
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Michael Berry, Kenneth Saveth
|Progressing Cavity Pump technology is the fastest evolving artificial lift technology in our industry. PCPs are highly efficient, have a higher tolerance to sand or solids than most other lift methods, and are relatively inexpensive to install and operate. PCPs can now pump at rates in excess of 4000 bfpd, operate in high-temperature environments, handle highly viscous crude, operate with TDH in excess of 6000ft, and produce in deviated wells. The participant will become familiar with the PCP system and where PCP technology may be applicable. All components of the PCP system will be described and discussed in detail. The key steps taken to ensure correct elastomer selection and rotor fit will be discussed. Design and analysis problems will be performed using standard industry software. Educational movie clips and photos will be used to illustrate key concepts, equipment principles, failure analysis, and new technology. The attendee will learn the function of the various components and the concerns about installation, operation, and removal of failed equipment. A manufacturing plant visit (location dependent) will be made to see the manufacture of a PCP pump. Design and operating philosophy solutions to common operating problems such as high solids content, CO2, high temperature, pump off conditions, gas, viscous crude, etc. will be discussed. The participant will be able to evaluate the design of a system for current and future conditions, analyze an installed system, and many other operational concerns of the PCP system. Automation concepts, system protection, SCADA control, and alarming of key events will be discussed in order to understand how to identify and mitigate potential well or PCP problems resulting in lost production. The focus of the course will be on developing fit for purpose systems to ensure lowest total cost of operation and lowest $/bbl lift cost. The class will involve group exercises to facilitate and accelerate the learning process. Problems will be solved and discussed by the class members each day. Discussion is encouraged concerning experiences of successes and failures and consequent best practices. Although the course contains use of advanced computer programs for design and analysis, much of the material is devoted to best practices, which is usable by both engineers and technicians. One personal computer is supplied, at added cost, for every two participants.|
Engineers and field technicians who are responsible for the selection, operation, and maintenance of PCP systems.
You Will Learn:
MR. MICHAEL R. BERRY has been an independent Petroleum Engineering Consultant for the past four years. He is an experienced registered petroleum engineer with a background in electric submersible pumps, downhole instrumentation, multiphase flow simulation, drilling and production operations. His experience includes 20 years with Texaco/Getty and 8 years with Wood Group ESP. He holds 12 patents and is a Licensed Professional Engineer. He received a BS in Petroleum Engineering from The University of Oklahoma.
KENNETH J. SAVETH is a Senior Applications Engineer with 28 years of experience and expertise in PC pumping systems design, installation and support. He has performed root cause failure analysis on these pumping systems and provided reports and recommendations based on his findings. He has many years of experience training both internal and external personnel. Kenneth has a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering Technology from Oklahoma State University.
In-House Course Presentations
All courses are available for in-house presentation to individual organizations. In-house courses may be structured the same as the public versions or tailored to meet your requirements. Special courses on virtually any petroleum-related subject can be arranged specifically for in-house presentation. For further information, contact our In-House Training Coordinator at one of the numbers listed below.
Telephone 1- 832 426 1234
Facsimile 1- 832 426 1244
Public Course Presentations
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