Course NumberCH-02-615
PDH Hours1
Introduction to Oil Well Bottom Hole Pumps

Recorded Webinar: Introduction to Oil Well Bottom Hole Pumps

Author: Ed Chesny

This On-Demand webinar introduces the basic types and parts of an oil well bottom hole sucker rod pump and how they are designated when constructed. The composite parts and specialty tools which make up the pump are built to optimize pump capacity or handle the difficult pumping problems brought about by materials contained in the subsurface reservoir fluids. This course presents the many types of downhole pumps used for lifting crude oil fluids to surface under problematic downhole conditions such as, entrained gas, sand and other solid trash materials, and the circumstances brought about by an over pumped well.

Pumpjacks are a common part of the driving landscape in oil producing regions, but did you ever wonder what is going on underground? The tool on the other end of this piece of equipment going up and down. On the downhole end of the pumping string is a fine combination of tools commonly known as a bottom hole pump.

Other key topics covered in this coursework include:

  1. Recognize downhole pumping equipment and understand how it functions to achieve production and sales goals.
  2. Describe how and why reciprocating bottom hole pump system differ in design from tools used with other artificial lift systems.
  3. Describe the conditions under which a bottomhole pump best functions, and how reservoir conditions dictate which specific equipment should be utilized to optimize performance.
  4. Describe the conditions under which certain types of bottom hole pumps can fail, so better choices can be made for improving pump performance.

Learning Objectives

This Recorded 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 each pump and how they function as a system to perform the tools work.
  • Expose each student to the various specialty downhole tools used to improve pump performance under numerous problem conditions.
  • Learn how niche tools are built to perform specific functions which enhance the pump operation in challenging environments.
  • Learn about the various materials used in construction of bottom hole pumps and their associated parts.
  • Learn how bottom hole pumps parts are constructed to meet specific standards for use in order to perform within a range of bottomhole conditions.

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.