Carbon Fiber Sucker Rods Increase Production, Reduce Wear


Michell Hale, Megalex Rods

Carbon fiber sucker rods were first installed in wells in 2015, and significant material and design improvements have been made since. Originally developed to rod pump the deepest wells with small-diameter tubing, high-strength, light-weight carbon fiber rods are optimal for rod pumping through the build section in pad-drilled wells. This paper will show how carbon fiber rods reduce friction and side-wall loads through wellbore deviations, and enable higher ESP-like rates of production when operated with long stroke beam pumping units.