Next August, oil & gas professionals from all over the world will gather in Midland, Texas for four days of continuing education, technical sessions, panels, breakouts, and more. Join us as we share new insights and emerging trends, explore best practices, and discuss the latest advancements in sucker rod pumping technology and optimization. You'll discover new and leading products and services in the nearby exhibitor hall, and enjoy ample opportunities to network with individuals from diverse professional backgrounds.
Knowledge-sharing presentations and interactive sessions led by operators and innovators in artificial lift empower generations of ongoing industry success. White papers and case studies resulting in improved or optimized production, reduced operating costs or failures, overcoming challenges, or discovery of new and innovative techniques or products related to sucker rod pumping are being collected. Submit an abstract today for consideration as a technical presentation at the upcoming Sucker Rod Pumping Workshop!
Data analysis means cleaning, inspecting, transforming, and modeling data with the goal of discovering new, useful information and supporting decision-making. In this hands-on course, participants will learn some data techniques and workflows applied to rod pumped wells while reviewing code and practicing. The focus will be on the development of data-driven models while keeping our feet closer to the rod pumping’s basic principles.
This one-day (two half-day-sessions) course discusses use cases specific to rod pumped wells and related facilities. The course is primarily intended for production and facilities engineers to enhance knowledge base, technology awareness and of different data analysis techniques that can be applied on large data sets. After completing the course, participants will have a set of tools and some pathways to analyze and manipulate their own data in the cloud, find trends, and develop data-driven models.
Rajan Chokshi works as an artificial lift and production ‘Optimizer’ for Accutant Solutions. He has over 36 years of experience working with a national oil company, research consortia, consulting and software firms, and a service company in various roles: engineer, software developer, project manager, trainer, consultant, and senior business leader. He has co-authored over fifteen SPE papers and holds two US patents. He has served on the SPE training and global production award committees and several technical committees for the SPE ATCE and artificial lift conferences. He has co-chaired an SPE artificial lift workshop, an SPE forum on production issues in unconventional, and an SPE multiphase flow metering workshop. He was an SPE Distinguished Lecturer twice for the 2015-2016 and 2018-2019 years.
Dr. Chokshi has worked on global projects in multiphase flow, artificial lift, production optimization, data analysis with real-time production monitoring. Besides delivering several SPE webinars, ALRDC, and SPE training globally, he has taught artificial lift at Texas Tech, Missouri S&T, Louisiana State, U of Southern California, and U of Houston. Dr. Chokshi has conducted seminars, bespoke trainings / workshops globally for practicing professionals in over 35 countries in-person and (recently) virtually.
Dr. Chokshi holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s in chemical engineering from the Gujarat University and IIT-Kanpur, India; and a Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Tulsa, USA.
Root Cause Failure Analysis
Root cause failure analysis is the key to identifying appropriate solutions to problems with single well repairs as well as systemic problems within a lease, asset, or specific well population. Establishing a comprehensive RCFA process with the appropriate foundations is essential to ensuring producers are maximizing the knowledge gained from historical failures. This course presents they key items needed to create and maintain a proper RCFA program. It will cover the foundations of a proper program, the important information needed for a proper RCFA to be conducted, recognition of failure mechanisms for the different components in an SRP system, as well as some possible solutions for those failures.
This comprehensive, course offers real-world training by industry experts for optimization, design and best practices. The training course will provide all attendees with an all-encompassing understanding of the rod pumped system to allow for improvements in optimization techniques to achieve additional production, runtimes, and minimized failures.
Failure Management through Effective Chemical Applications
Oilfield products are highly corrosive, and many rod pumping failures due to corrosion cause significant productivity and profitability loss. Effective application of chemicals helps to mitigate and manage corrosion, which results in reduced failure rates, increased uptime and ultimately improved profitability. In this highly practical course taught by a seasoned instructor, the trainees will learn the problem solving process to failure analyses from gathering the evidence, field investigation, analysis and evidence validation to report.