Sept. 2016 – International Sucker Rod Pumping Workshop

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September 29, 2016 - September 30, 2016

Renaissance Hotel / Oklahoma City / Oklahoma

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The 2016 International Sucker Rod Pumping  Workshop will be held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 29 and 30, 2016.  

Mike Poythress of ConocoPhillips will be the General Chair. 

The venue for the Workshop is the Renaissance Hotel in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  The Workshop itself, the Continuing Education Classes, and the Exhibits will be in the Cox Convention Center which is located next to the Hotel.

Note: Formal papers are desired, but are not required. To make a presentation, we must receive an abstract and a copy of the actual presentation slides. Documents which have been received and are available are shown in underlined blue text. They may be accessed by clicking on them.

Presentation Format — Use this standard format for Sucker Rod Pumping Workshop presentations.  The due date for presentations is August 26, 2016

Status of Abstracts and Presentations — This lists the presentations and the status of each.

Summary of Abstracts — This will be printed and made available at the workshop.

Rolling Slide Show — This will be displayed during breaks at the Workshop.

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Note:  The abstracts, PowerPoint presentations, and papers to be provided for the 2016 International Sucker Rod Pumping  Workshop are listed below.  To download any abstract, presentation, or paper, click on the underlined link.  Some of the presentations are very large and may require several minutes to download.

Note:  These presentations and papers are the property of the 2016 International Sucker Rod Pumping Workshop and the companies that authored them.   They are provided here for your information. They may not be altered in any way, and they may not be distributed to anyone outside of your company without the expressed written permission of the organizers of the workshop and the author(s).

Note:  After the workshop, if there is sufficient interest, we will produce CD’s of the workshop proceedings.


    Access to Paper Documents
Number Company Author Presentation Title Abstract Presentation Paper
Session No. 1 – New Technology, Research and Development

Session Chairs:  Victoria Pons, Tom vanAkkeren

1 Black Gold Pump & Supply, Inc.


Simon Shin Impact Resistant (IR) Cage


Abstract Presentation
2 Wansco Walter Phillips Dynamic Relative Rod Stretch Abstract Presentation
3 Wansco Walter Phillips Deviation Surveys Abstract Presentation
4 Echometer Lynn Rowlan Over Travel Occurs on Up and Down Stroke Abstract Presentation
5 Echometer Lynn Rowlan Carbon Fiber Sucker Rod versus Steel and Fiberglass Abstract Presentation
6 Weatherford Victoria Pons Accurate Rod Pumped Well Control Using Modern Techniques


Abstract Presentation
7 Don-Nan – A Schlumberger Company Jonathan Dove

Zack Smith

Rod Pump Repair Data, What Can We Learn? Abstract Presentation
Keynote Address —
Keynote Address Joe Clegg Keynote Address   Presentation
Session No. 2 – Design, Automation, Optimization, Challenges

Session Chairs:  Anthony Allison, Peter Westerkamp

1  Encline  Bill Elmer Pump Stroke Optimization: Results of Four Well Bakken Pilot


Abstract Presentation

Video 1

Video 2

2 Weatherford Dr. Victoria Pons Accurate Rod Pumped Well Control Using Modern Techniques Abstract Presentation
3 Weatherford


Black Gold Pump

Victoria Pons, Ph.D.

Stephen Coddou

Walter Phillips

Better Design and Control of Deviated and Horizontal Wells: HWDDDA Abstract Presentation
4 General Electric Peter Westerkamp Downhole Dynamometer Card Validation Method Abstract Presentation
5 Tenaris Rodrigo Ruiz

Gustavo Alvarez

Hollow Sucker Rods: Development And Applications in Beam Pumping Abstract Presentation
Breakout Sessions 




Tom Cochrane

James Martin


Process and Operating Cost Reduction     Summary
2 Oil and Gas Optimization Systems Norm Hein Optimizing Lifting of Horizontal Wells Summary
3 Weatherford, International Anthony Allison Automation of Sucker Rod Pumping Wells and Systems Summary
Session No. 3 – Case Histories, Field Experiences, Recommended Practices

Session Chairs:  Rick Webb, Norm Hein


1 Ellithorp Energy Services


Brian Ellithorp



The Horizontal Rod Pumped Well’s Ultimate Production System


Abstract Presentation
2 Hess Corporation

Materion Corporation


Seth Silverman and Logan Stoner

William Nielsen and Diane Nielsen

A New Advanced Material Sucker Rod Coupling: Economical Solution for Downhole Wear in Deviated Bakken Unconventional Wells


Abstract Presentation
3 Production Plus Energy Services Inc. Jeff Saponja

Dave Kimery

Eliminating Slug Flow from The Horizontal Wellbore Increases Production and Reduces Costs


Abstract Presentation
4 Harbison-Fischer

Pioneer Natural Resources

Tommy White Supply

Sergio Granados

Brad Rogers

Rodney Sands

Rowland Ramos

Albert Garza

Matt Horton

Johnny Bunson

Sand Flush Plunger Performance in the Hwy 80 Field Abstract Presentation
5 Burnett Oil Company, INC. Elton Smith Field Experiences with Hz RP UPS in an Unconventional Horizontal Rod Pumped Gassy Well


Abstract Presentation
6 Schlumberger Robert Caouette Reducing Energy Requirements in Genset Powered Pumping Units Abstract Presentation

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