Sucker Rod Pump

An Intensive 5-day Training Course

Sucker Rod Pump

Design, Operation and Troubleshooting

Sucker Rod Pump

Scheduled Dates


26 - 30 Aug 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT
16 - 20 Dec 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT


26 - 30 Aug 2024 Online $3,950 RESERVE A SEAT
16 - 20 Dec 2024 Online $3,950 RESERVE A SEAT

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Why Choose this Training Course?

During this PetroKnowledge training course we will discuss application of a string of rods which connect the downhole pump to the surface driving mechanism. The rods may be oscillated or rotated at the surface, depending on the type of pump used. Sucker rod pump is very useful for low well’s productivity and it has a lot of advantages suitable for different environment. Also, we will discuss the design, operation and troubleshooting of sucker rod pumps.

Historically, in water and oil wells, positive displacement pumps were the first to be applied, which required an alternating vertical movement to operate. This type of artificial lift uses a positive displacement plunger pump and a surface driving unit that converts the rotary movement of the motor with a mechanical linkage including a pivoted walking beam.

This PetroKnowledge training course will highlight:

  • Introduction and overview
  • Pumping Units
  • Sucker Rods & Tubing
  • Downhole Pumps & Downhole Separation
  • Well Optimization

What are the Goals?

By the end of this PetroKnowledge training course, participants will learn to:

  • Design for best economical optimum production, longer life between failures
  • Select best energy efficiency and safe operations considering field constraints
  • Maintenance and monitor whole sucker rod system
  • Select components for best operation characteristics
  • Apply best practices for longer system life

Who is this Training Course for?

This PetroKnowledge training course is designed for those involved in the production optimization and Artificial Lift System design:

  • Production Technologists
  • Production Engineers
  • Operations Engineers
  • Field Technicians

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This PetroKnowledge training course will utilise a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented, the sessions will include visual, auditory and kinesthetic elements to cover the three different learning modalities. The daily sessions will be highly interactive and participative. This involves regular discussion of applications as well as hands-on exercises that will be solved manually and/or using Microsoft Excel.

Organisational Impact

Organization will gain (direct and indirect) the following:  

  • Employees who receive training have increased confidence and motivations;
  • Lower cost of production –eliminates risks because trained personnel are able to make better
  • Lower turnover –brings a sense of security at the workplace which in turn reduces labor turnover
  • Change management –involvement of employees in the change process

Personal Impact

Personnel will gain the following: 

  • Design for best economical optimum production, longer life between failures
  • Select best energy efficiency and safe operations considering field constraints
  • Maintenance and monitor whole sucker rod system
  • Select components for best operation characteristics

Daily Agenda

Day One: Introduction and Overview
  • Reservoir drive mechanisms & fundamentals
  • Reservoir properties
  • Horizontal vs. vertical well characteristics
  • IPR curves
  • Artificial Lift market overview & statistics
  • Typical selection criteria
  • Applications and limitations across Artificial Lift types
Day Two: Pumping Units 
  • Pumping unit fundamentals
  • Standard designations
  • Pump Types
  • Prime mover overview
  • Unit Selection methodology
Day Three: Sucker Rods & Tubing
  • Rod types
  • Metallurgy basics
  • Rod string design
  • Group rod selection
  • Rod string design
  • Care & handling best practices
  • Causes of common failures
  • Failure identification exercise
 Day Four: Downhole Pumps & Downhole Separation 
  • Review of pump fundamentals
  • Pump types & designs
  • Causes of common failures
  • Group Pump selection exercise
  • Downhole Gas/Solids Separation
  • Proper downhole gas separation prior to pump entry
  • Understanding solids separation
 Day Five: Well Optimization 
  • Dynamometer Surveys & Dynamometer card interpretation
  • Group surface / pump card interpretation exercise
  • The optimization process & system design
  • Application considerations with effect on full system
  • Case histories


  • On successful completion of this Training Course / Online Training Course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate / E-Certificate will be awarded to the delegates.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • To register online through our website, please click “Enroll Now” on the course page, complete and submit the form. A confirmation e-mail and instructions will be sent to the participant’s e-mail.
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  • Payments can be made in USD or UAE local currency AED (Arab Emirates Dirhams) either by Bank Transfer or by Credit Card. Our Bank Account details will be provided on the invoice.
  • Course fees are payable upon booking unless a valid, authorized Purchase Order is provided and accepted.
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  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

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