Sucker Rod Pump

(2022027) NON-CABLE Actuated Rod Rotator: Technology Development and Field Experiences

The use of rod rotators is key to extend the life of sucker rod string couplings in all intentionally and not intentionally deviated wells. Its applicability has proved to be a low-cost solution, giving an even wear on sucker rod couplings, extending considerably their run time.
One of the major issues with conventional cable actuated rod rotators is the integrity of the cable, its installation and proper maintenance. It’s common to heard from operators losing the cable connection and ending up on a premature failure on sucker rod couplings due to localized wear.

(2022037) The Downstroke Pump and Special or Unusual Sucker Rod Pumps Explained

The Downstroke Pump and Special or Unusual Sucker Rod Pumps Explained This paper will explain the author’s theory of operation of the pump that lifts fluid on the downstroke, using the weight of the rods, and its loading of the sucker rod string and pumping unit. Other special sucker rod pumps will be likewise explained, using the author’s understanding, including the family of double displacement type pumps, compound compression ratio pumps, traveling barrel pumps, and others.

(2022034) Wireless Sensor Technology to Monitor Rod Rotator Performance

Mechanical rod rotators have been used as part of the beam lift artificial lift system since the concept was first patented in the late 1930’s. By rotating the rods, the frictional wear surface can be distributed around the circumference of the rod, versus on a single side of the rod. By distributing the wear surface, the rod life will be significantly extended. In the same way, the industry has used tubing rotators to derive this same benefit on the tubing, distributing the wear around the inner circumference of the tubing.

(2022032) Understanding Rod Loading

Understanding rod loading is vital to reducing failure rates in reciprocating rod lift systems. By changing the minimum stress and using the modified stress analysis instead of the modified goodman diagram, manufacturers are “tricking” you into using high tensile strength and/or premium sucker rods in your rod designs. This presentation will attempt to explain rod loading why most rod lift applications do not require or need  high strength and/or premium sucker rods.

(2022031) Cost-Effective Solution to Corrosion-Induced Rod Failures

When rod pump wells are operated in corrosive environments, corrosion induced sucker rod parts can lead to premature well failure and expensive, repeat workovers. Many corrosion mitigation solutions exist to combat this type of failure, including metallurgy, chemical inhibitor, and epoxy coatings, but they can be costly and not all solutions are appropriate for all types of wells.

(2022030) Unconventional Results with Conventional Long Stroke Rod Lift Systems: A Study of Design Process and Results Produced in Various Applications

Sucker rod pumping is largely regarded as the final artificial lift method in a well’s lifecycle. Until now, the industry standard application of sucker rod pumping systems has been up to 400 barrels per day fluid production. With the industry advancing towards deeper wells and increasingly aggressive production targets, the challenge of meeting these application parameters while decreasing costs has become forefront to an operator’s requirements for profitability and in some cases, survival.

(2022028) Reducing Rod Pumps Stuck in Tubing in The Highway 80 Field

Abstract In 2019, we presented the early results of a design change on our insert sucker rod pumps in the Highway 80 field. The information presented previously was eighteen months of data after this change was made. We also included over seven years of data prior to the change. Today we will discuss the forty-eight months of data collected after the design change and more than 11 years reviewing sucker rod pumps stuck in tubing in this field. When an insert rod pump gets stuck in tubing, increases in well-servicing events drive costs and safety risks.

(2022025) A New Approach to Safely Locking Out Pumping Units Using a Hydraulic Sheave Lock Versus Traditional Methods

This presentation will discuss a new method of locking out beam pumping unit using a patented and engineered hydraulic sheave lock to support reducing risk at the well site when the pumping unit is shut down for routine maintenance or workovers. It will explore merits of keeping workers entirely out of the swing zone, allowing personnel to accomplish tasks safely and easily, without risk of brake cable failure or slippage resulting in movement of the counterweights.

(2022024) Field Trial Data Demonstrates Benefits of Advanced Metallic Coating that Actively Protects Rod Strings against Corrosion in Challenging Well Environments

The objective of this paper is to share insights on mitigating sucker rod corrosion damage in vertical, horizontal and deviated wells with aggressive corrosive conditions such as H2S and CO2, particularly those with histories of corrosion-related rod/tubing failures.

(2022023) The Silver Bullet: Overcoming Gas Interference In Unconventional Rod Pumped Wells

With today’s highly dynamic unconventional wells, gas separation is essential after the conversion from electric submersible pumps (ESPs) to rod lift. Unconventional wells in the Permian Basin have high initial rates with steep declines rates, which result in a high gas-to-liquid ratio very early in the life of the well. As the reservoir pressure draws down below bubble point pressure, increasing volumes of free gas begin to break out of solution.

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