Fundamentals of Artificial Lift Systems, Houston, December 10-12 2013

Venue: Houston - Westchase

Location: Houston, Texas, United States

Event Date/Time: Dec 10, 2013 / 8:30 am - (CST) End Date/Time: Dec 12, 2013 / 4:30 pm - (CST)
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This 3-day introductory course is intended for personnel working indirectly with Artificial Lift Systems who require a fundamental overview of Electrical Submersible Pumping systems (ESP), Progressive Cavity Pumps (PCP), Gas Lift, Beam Pumping Units, Plunger Lift Systems, Jet Pumping Systems and Horizontal pumping Systems. This course will include overviews for Y-tool systems and cable penetrator systems as well. The course is equally ideal for engineers-in-training or technical professionals from different specialist disciplines who wish to gain additional insights into Artificial Lift Methods. The course provides a detailed overview of components of an ESP, cable, down hole monitoring, surface voltage switchboards, and variable frequency controllers, PCP, Gas Lift, Beam Pumps, and Plunger Pumps.  Reservoir factors that influence the design process of Artificial Lift Methods will be a reviewed, as well as the fundamentals of selection and operation, common practices, troubleshooting aids, and strategies for optimizing Artificial Lift Methods.  

A complete set of course materials and lunches are included.  

Course Outline

  • Artificial Lift Applications
  • ESP Components - Pump, Protector/Seal Section, Motor, Cable
  • Down Hole Monitoring Systems and Read Out Data
  • Surface Switchboards
  • Variable Frequency Controllers
  • Step Up and Step Down Transformers
  • PCP Systems
  • Gas Lift System
  • Plunger Lift System
  • Beam Pumping Units
  • Reservoir Influences
  • ALS Performance Optimization
  • ALS Operation Optimization
  • Trouble-Shooting

Date: Dec 10 - 12, 2013

Length: 3 days (8:30 AM - 4:30 PM)

Location: Houston, TX

Delivery Method: Classroom Training    

CEU: 2.4 Continuing Education Units

PDH: 24 Professional Development Hours

Certificate: Certificate Issued Upon Completion

Fee: $ 2,495.00 USD



Houston - Westchase
United States

Conference Speakers

Joe Watmough, a graduate of the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (Reservoir) is an independent engineering consultant with over 30 years experience in completion design, workover Intervention, and drilling operations. He has worked extensively in the Western Canadian sedimentary basin, as well as in Eastern Canada, North Africa, and the Middle East, and is currently responsible for the training, development and mentoring of engineering staff for a multinational petroleum producing company. Joe's design and intervention experience includes HPHT critical sour and sweet wells to 4800 m, horizontal heavy oil well drilling and completions, horizontal gas well completions, water Injection, stimulation design (primarily acidizing and fracturing), coiled tubing operations, and artificial lift design (PC pumps, ESP & Gas Lift). He currently resides in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.