Penta Completions

Sucker Rod Pumping Systems - Design, Analysis and Optimization


  • Wellbore Characteristics
  • Geological and reservoir concepts, porosity & permeability, reservoir and bubble point pressure, Vogel's and linear inflow performance relationships (I.P.R. Curves), pressure decline maintenance.
  • Beam Lift System Components
  • Down hole rod pumps, rods & tubing, unit pumpers, prime movers.
  • Beam Pumping System Design
  • Design guidelines, plus deviated or horizonal rod string design.
  • Dynamometer Well Analysis
  • Dynamometer card interpretation, fluid levels, depression tests & pressure build-ups, optimizing existing wells.
  • Rod Pumping "Challenges"
  • Gas interference, fluid pound, well problems, gearbox overload, sucker rod failures, pump off control.

Course Description

This course covers the necessary skills to enable you to maximize your rod pumping efficiency. This training will be of great interest to anyone involved with rod pumping systems including engineers, production technologists, production superintendents, field foreman, and service personnel.

Fee: $997.50 CDN + GST

Includes: 3-Day school tuition, course manual, continental breakfast and refreshments.

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Fred Morrow, Registered Professional Engineer

Graduate of Texas A & M University and member of SPE. Fred has enjoyed a career closely involved with the design and manufacture of various components of sucker rod pumping systems.

Author and co-author of numerous papers on artificial lift technology, Fred has taught related courses worldwide including Canada for the last 15 years.

Fred was awarded the "J.C. Slonneger Award" for his outstanding contributions to Petroleum production technology and its dissemination.

2020 School Dates

We offer courses in both Calgary and Estevan. Here are upcoming course dates:

May 5th - 6th - 7th, 2020
Ramada Hotel


May 26th - 27th - 28th, 2020
Penta Training Centre
58 Devonian Street

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Refund or Cancellation Policy: Cancellations less than 2 weeks prior to school will be subject to $250.00 cancellation fee. No refund made for cancellations less than 3 working days prior to course beginning. Penta Completions reserves the right to cancel the course for insufficient enrollment; should this happen a full refund would be issued.