ALRDC exists to provide services to the public and its members. This page provides detailed information on how to access each of the public and member services.
ALRDC Web Services
- All ALRDC web services are free to all members, and membership is free to all people who have an interest in artificial lift. Information on how to join ALRDC and become a member is provided under the Member Information section on this web site. To access each service, the member must "log in" by entering his/her e-mail address and password. These can be "saved" to make it easy to enter each section of the web site.
- Access to some documents on some ALRDC services is restricted. For example, access to some Workshop presentations is restricted to people who attended the Workshop. Access to API and ISO documents is restricted to members of the associated API and ISO committees. In these cases, a special User Name and Password must be entered.
- A summary of the specific ALRDC services is listed here:
Courses Request a special course on some aspect of artificial lift.
Forums Participate in a forum discussion of some aspect of artificial lift.
Questions & Answers Submit artificial lift questions and obtain answers from experts.
Seminars Information on special seminars on various aspects of artificial lift.
Workshops Information on scheduled artificial lift workshops.
Services - Open to All
Calendar of Events Calendar of various artificial lift events.
Case Histories Case Histories of various artificial lift systems.
Catalogs Catalogs of various artificial lift equipment.
Computer Programs Access to various artificial lift computer programs.
Job Matching Information on availability of various artificial lift jobs.
Recommendations Guidelines and recommended practices for application of artificial lift.
Technical Library Access to various artificial lift books, reports, etc.
Yellow Pages Access to various artificial lift goods and services.
Services - Restricted to Participants
R&D Projects Access to various artificial lift R&D projects.
API Gas-Lift Access to draft API gas-lift standards and recommended practices.
More Information on Some ALRDC Services
ALRDC Sponsored Courses and Seminars
- These are specific events that are sponsored by ALRDC for the benefit of its members. Participation in these events is on a "paid" basis. That is, each participant will be charged a participation fee to cover the cost of producing and holding the event. The information needed to register for an event is provided in the appropriate section on this web site.
ALRDC Coordinated R&D Projects
- These are specific artificial lift R&D projects that are coordinated by ALRDC. Normally, an R&D project will be provided by one or more R&D organizations (R&D Providers) for one or more R&D customers (R&D Customers). The role of ALRDC with these projects is that of facilitator and coordinator. If anyone is interested in "joining" an R&D project, either as provider or as customer, he/she can contact ALRDC and this will be explored with the existing provider(s) and customer(s). Access to the information on these R&D projects requires "log in" since this information is provided for ALRDC members.
Technical Committees - API
- API (American Petroleum Institute) technical committees are happy to have participation from those who have knowledge in the specific area and are willing to work on the development and/or review of API Recommended Practices. To become involved with a particular API committee, contact the chairman of the API work group, or the coordinator of the specific sub-committee. These are listed in the Technical Committee - API section of this web site. Access to specific API documents is restricted to members of the API work group.
Technical Committees - ISO
- ISO (International Standards Organization) technical committees are happy to have participation from those who have knowledge in the specific area and are willing to work on the development and/or review of ISO International Standards. To become involved with a particular ISO committee, contact the chairman of the ISO task group, or the coordinator of the specific sub-committee. These are listed in the Technical Committee - ISO section of this web site. Access to specific ISO documents is restricted to members of the ISO task group.
- This web site lists several artificial lift workshops. These workshops cover most forms of artificial lift. To attend and participate in a workshop, it is necessary to register for that workshop. Participation can usually include attendance, making a technical presentation, serving in some workshop leadership capacity, displaying an exhibit, etc. Forms for these types of involvement are included on this web site, under the specific workshop listing. Or, in some cases it may be necessary to go the a specific workshop web site, or to contact the workshop coordinator. In any case, the information required for participation in the workshop can be found on this web site.