Course NumberCH-02-617W
PDH Hours1
Oil Well Bottom Hole Pump Design

Webinar: Oil Well Bottom Hole Pump Design

Webinar calendar pdhAuthor: Ed Chesny

Pumpjacks are a common part of the driving landscape in oil producing regions of this country, but have you ever wondered about what is going on underground? Or how an industry professional knows if the equipment downhole is working as it should or supposed to? The tools connected to that pumpjack are going up and down, but are they functioning as expected? On the downhole end of the pumping string is a precision tools commonly known as a bottom hole pump.

This Live Webinar course introduces the basic types and parts of an oil well bottom hole sucker rod pump and how they are designed to perform under the given downhole reservoir conditions.

The parts and specialty tools which make up the pump are built to optimize the desired capacity while handling the problems brought about by materials contained in the subsurface reservoir fluids.

Other key topics covered in this coursework include:

  • Recognize downhole pumping equipment and understand how it functions to achieve production and sales goals.
  • Describe how and why reciprocating bottom hole pump system differ in design and structure to fit with the desired application.
  • Describe the conditions under which a bottomhole pump best functions, and how reservoir conditions dictate which specific equipment should be utilized to optimize performance.
  • Describe the conditions under which certain types of bottom hole pumps fail mechanically or to meet expectations in performance.

Learning Objectives

This Live Webinar course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Learn how reciprocating bottom hole pumps function to lift crude oil and its associated products to surface from a subsurface reservoir.
  • Provide some historical background on the adoption of sucker rod bottom hole pumps, how they have evolved over time, and how manufacturers continually work to improve them.
  • Learn the various parts of a downhole pump and how they are designed to perform under difficult conditions.
  • Learn why specialty downhole tools are needed and incorporated into bottomhole pumps to resist wear and improve performance, particularly when handling sand and natural gas.
  • Learn about the different types of specialized bottom hole pumps and their specific application.
  • Learn about the various materials used in construction of bottom hole pumps and their associated parts to facilitate their application, while minimizing wear.
  • Learn how bottom hole pumps parts are designed and constructed to meet stringent standards so they can perform within a specific range of bottomhole conditions.
  • Cover the steps used in the design process. That is, calculate a bottom-hole pump capability given the downhole reservoir conditions, surface pumping equipment, and rod string needed or available.
  • Show how today’s computer programming accelerates the process of pump design for rod pump produced oil wells.

Note: This is a live webinar delivered via GoToMeeting. Login instructions will be emailed to you 24-48 hours prior to the webinar and the morning of the webinar. If you have not received your instructions for any reason please call customer support the day of the event. Webinars are live and interactive and students will have the ability to directly interact with and ask questions of the presenter.

We provide technical courses for PDH credits that meet Board requirements for Professional Engineers, Geologists and Land Surveyors. This course is guaranteed to be accepted in AK, AL, AR, FL, GA, IA, IL, ID, IN, KS, KY, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, and WY. Before purchasing this course, please confirm that your state Board is listed above.