Sept 2017 – International Sucker Rod Pumping Workshop

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September 12, 2017 - September 13, 2017

Renaissance Hotel / Oklahoma City / Oklahoma

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The 2017 International Sucker Rod Pumping Workshop will be held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 14 and 15, 2017.

Tom vanAkkeren 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 :  The abstracts, PowerPoint presentations, and papers to be provided for the 2017 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 2017 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:  

1 SSi Lift Mohamed Ghareeb

Dave M. Kennedy

Alvin Woo


Longest Stroke and Highest Capacity Reciprocating Sucker Rod Pumping Systems


Abstract Presentation
2 Weatherford   John Stachowiak

Doug Hebert


Innovative Sand-Filtering Rod Pump Delivers Proven Benefits


Abstract Presentation
3 Black Gold  Ryan Bair Reducing Wellhead Leaks with a Polished Rod Centralizer


Abstract Presentation
4 Western Falcon Energy Services  

Rob Davis

Michael Naguib

Bill Snider




Abstract Presentation
5 OspreyData Mike Pennell Detecting Failures and Optimizing Performance in Rod Pumps using Data Science Models


Abstract Presentation
6  Wansco


Walter Phillips  Visualizing Rod Design & Analysis


Abstract Presentation
7 Echometer Company  Lynn Rowlan

Ken Skinne r


Examples of Forces NOT Accounted for by the Wave Equation


Abstract Presentation
Keynote Address — John Patterson, Consultant
Keynote Address   John Patterson  Technology in a Mature Industry   Presentation
Session No. 2 – Design, Automation, Optimization, Challenges

Session Chairs:   

1 Cochrane Consulting  Tom Cochrane  Sucker Rod Wear Model


Abstract Presentation
2 Echometer Company  Brian Ellithorp

Jim McCoy

Lynn Rowlan

Tony Podio


Optimization Techniques and Performance Comparisons Utilizing an Isolated Tailpipe System


Abstract Presentation
3 ALRDC   Victoria Pons, Ph.D. HWDDDA: Enterprising for the Future Today!


Abstract Presentation
4 Echometer Company  Lynn Rowlan Acoustic Trace Overlay on Wellbore Diagram


Abstract Presentation
5   National Oilwell Varco Doug Taylor

Brian Sutton  

Using Tubing Scan Data and Databases to Optimize Wells and Reduce Lease Operating Expenses


Abstract Presentation
Breakout Sessions 




Tom Cochrane



Failure Rate Reduction    Summary
2 Oil and Gas Optimization Systems Norm Hein Optimizing Lifting of Horizontal Wells Summary
3 Occidental Petroleuml Anthony Allison Automation of Sucker Rod Pumping Wells and Systems Summary
Session No. 3 – Case Histories, Field Experiences, Recommended Practices

Session Chairs:   


1 Dover Artificial Lift Rodney Sands Lower Your Failure Frequency


Abstract Presentation
2 Tenaris Rodrigo Ruiz

Gustavo Alvarez


Corrosion Fatigue Resistant Sucker Rods


Abstract Presentation
3 Encline Artificial Lift   Bill Elmer Smart ESD with Frac Hit Early Warning


Abstract Presentation
4 Heal Systems   Jeff Saponja  Mitigate Slug Flow


Abstract Presentation
5 Baker Hughes, a GE Company  Peter Westerkam[p  Adaptive Polished Rod Velocity Profile Selection Algorithm for Optimizing Production, Efficiency, and Reliability


Abstract Presentation
6 Black Jack Production Tools


Brian Ellithorp  Casing Gas Separator – A New and Flexible Process of Gas Separation


Note. When you click on a Video you may need to play with it a bit to make is play al the way through.


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Resources for Attendees

Resources for Presenters

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