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Sucker-Rod Pumping Handbook


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Optimize and design new rod pumping systems with this must-have sucker-rod pump manual

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Sucker-Rod Pumping 2. Review of Production Engineering Fundamentals 3. Sucker-Rod Pumping System Components and Their Operation 4. Calculation of Operational Parameters 5. The Design of the Pumping System 6. The Analysis of Sucker-Rod Pumping Installations 7. Long-Stroke Sucker-Rod Pumping

About the Author

Gabor Takacs is a professor and was head of the Petroleum Engineering Department at the University of Miskolc, Hungary from 1995 to 2012. He has more than 35 years of teaching and consulting experience in the production engineering field. He was acting director of the Petroleum Engineering program at The Petroleum Institute in Abu Dhabi, UAE from 2007 to 2010, and taught at Texas Tech University from 1988 to 1989. He is also currently a technical editor for an oil and gas journal, and received the Society of Petroleum Engineers Distinguished Lecturer award for 1995-96. Gabor regularly teaches short courses internationally and is a well-known consultant and instructor on production engineering and artificial lift topics. Gabor earned an MS and PhD degree in petroleum engineering, both from the University of Miskolc.


"Dr. Gabor Takacs has done it again and in much better fashion. This book is well-worthy and much improved successor to the author's previous volume on sucker rod pumping. Size of the book, almost 600 pages, may appear daunting, however, the right balance of academic and practical discussions in this book makes it equally accessible to university students, practicing engineers, and field personnel. The language, illustrations and examples are useful to experienced practitioner while easy to follow for a casual observer of this important artificial lift form. The book starts with basics on petroleum production engineering and after detailed coverage on equipment and components; it focuses on design workflows from empirical to API through wave equation based approaches. Next the book covers well analysis techniques that help answer question like how do I get most out of the system that I have now without significant CAPEX/OPEX inputs. I would have preferred more coverage on application challenges like severely dog-legged and/or horizontal wells, solids and gas handling, and rapidly changing production environment. In the closing, the book covers the long stroke pumping application for optimal production in challenging conditions like gassy, deep and relatively higher volume wells. I highly recommend this book." -- Anonymous

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