Advanced PCP System Design Considerations


Progressing cavity pumping systems have emerged as a common form of artificial lift. Proper system selection and operating practices, particularly in challenging applications, play key roles in ensuring that a PCP system provides reliable and economical performance. To assist operators implementing this technology, this three-day course focuses on key challenges facing operators and suppliers in the design and operation of PCP systems for harsh applications. This course is based on knowledge, information and experience gained through numerous field studies, lab investigations and a major joint industry project over the last 20 years.


This three-day course has been developed for engineers and other personnel who deal with the design and optimization of downhole progressing cavity pumping systems in harsh applications. This includes field operators, completion and production technologists, and the staff of equipment manufacturers and vendors.


Topics covered include:

  • Overview of PCPs and Common Applications
  • High Curvature Wells
  • High Solids Production Wells
  • High Temperature Wells
  • High Gas Rate Wells
  • High Corrosivity Wells
  • Low Bottomhole Pressure Wells
  • Other Challenging Wells
  • Data Collection Best Practices
  • Failure Nomenclature Standard
  • Common PCP Failure Mechanisms
  • Equipment Reliability Theory
  • Industry Run-Life Measures
  • Data Analysis Best Practices
  • Overview of Benchmarking Analyses

Upcoming Courses
  • October 25-27, 2016 | Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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