Tommy E. Taylor Fasken Oil & Ranch Interests Midland, Tex. Lease operating expenses decreased by 82% after a sucker-rod pump replaced a jet pump in a deep, 12,500 ft West Texas well. In designing the rod pumping system, a simulation program (wave equation) quantified possible ranges of equipment loading, rod loading, and plunger over-travel. After 4 1/2 years of operating experience, some of the important aspects learned from the well are that: Commercial computer programs can accurately predict sucker-rod pumping performance in a deep well. Fiber glass sucker rods will significantly overtrave...

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