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Title: Experience reveals ways to minimize failures in rod-pumped wells

Abstract

From the experience gained over the past 25 years, ARCO Oil and Gas Co. has developed recommendations to reduce equipment failure in sucker-rod pumping installations. These recommendations include equipment selection and design, operating procedures, and chemical treatment. Equipment failure and its attendant costs are extremely important in today's petroleum industry. Because rod pumping is the predominant means of artificial lift, minimizing equipment failure in rod pumped wells can have a significant impact on profitability. This compilation of recommendations comes from field locations throughout the US and other countries. The goal is to address and solve problems on a well-by-well basis.

Authors:
;  [1];  [2]
  1. (ARCO Exploration and Production Technology, Plano, TX (United States))
  2. (ARCO Oil and Gas Co., Midland, TX (United States))
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5325197
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 5325197
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Oil and Gas Journal; (United States); Journal Volume: 91:27
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; OIL WELLS; PUMPING; WELL SERVICING; RECOMMENDATIONS; CORROSION INHIBITORS; CORROSION PROTECTION; DATA BASE MANAGEMENT; FAILURE MODE ANALYSIS; MITIGATION; SPECIFICATIONS; WEAR; MANAGEMENT; SYSTEM FAILURE ANALYSIS; SYSTEMS ANALYSIS; WELLS 020300* -- Petroleum-- Drilling & Production

Citation Formats

Patterson, J.C., Bucaram, S.M., and Curfew, J.V. Experience reveals ways to minimize failures in rod-pumped wells. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Patterson, J.C., Bucaram, S.M., & Curfew, J.V. Experience reveals ways to minimize failures in rod-pumped wells. United States.
Patterson, J.C., Bucaram, S.M., and Curfew, J.V. Mon . "Experience reveals ways to minimize failures in rod-pumped wells". United States.
@article{osti_5325197,
title = {Experience reveals ways to minimize failures in rod-pumped wells},
author = {Patterson, J.C. and Bucaram, S.M. and Curfew, J.V.},
abstractNote = {From the experience gained over the past 25 years, ARCO Oil and Gas Co. has developed recommendations to reduce equipment failure in sucker-rod pumping installations. These recommendations include equipment selection and design, operating procedures, and chemical treatment. Equipment failure and its attendant costs are extremely important in today's petroleum industry. Because rod pumping is the predominant means of artificial lift, minimizing equipment failure in rod pumped wells can have a significant impact on profitability. This compilation of recommendations comes from field locations throughout the US and other countries. The goal is to address and solve problems on a well-by-well basis.},
doi = {},
journal = {Oil and Gas Journal; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 91:27,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Jul 05 00:00:00 EDT 1993},
month = {Mon Jul 05 00:00:00 EDT 1993}
}