EXPERIENCE REVEALS WAYS TO MINIMIZE FAILURES IN ROD-PUMPED WELLS
John C. Patterson, S. M. Bucaram ARCO Exploration & Production Technology Plano, Tex. J. V. Curfew ARCO Oil & Gas Co. Midland, Tex. From the experience gained over the past 25 years, ARCO Oil & 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.