Study evaluates how to improve rod pumping in mature field

A study of a mature onshore field with more than 70 rod-pumped wells found several ways for improving pumping operations.The profitability of rod pumping is a direct function of the energy requirements. For higher profits, the operator needs to maximize pumping-system efficiency. This requires finding the optimum pumping mode for the desired liquid production rate.The study included an extensive measurement program involving more than 50% of the wells. A portable computerized system obtained the pumping parameters, and a detailed evaluation of measurement data facilitated the detection of general and specific problems in the design and operation of the pumping installations.With the aim o...

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