Modifications improve beam-pump performance

An experimental program, which made electrical and mechanical modifications to beam-type oil pumping units, increased the efficiency and performance of the units. This U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) motor challenge showcase demonstration project involved four organizations: OXY USA Inc. hosted the project by providing five oil wells at its Bemis oil field in Ellis County, Kansas. DynCorp Corp. was responsible for data analysis. Midwest Energy Inc., the local electric utility, contributed electrical metering, personnel, and some funding. Center for Energy Studies at Wichita State University provided technical consultation during the project and co-authored a...

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