2013 Sucker Rod Pumping Workshop Sessions - Abstracts, Presentations, Papers

Copies of abstracts, presentations, and papers will be placed in this section as they become available.

Note: Formal papers are desired, but are not required. To make a presentation, we must receive an abstract and a copy of the actual presentation slides. Documents which have been received and are available are shown in underlined blue text. They may be accessed by clicking on them.


Presentation Format --- Use this standard format for Sucker Rod Pumping Workshop presentations.  The due date for presentations is August 31, 2013.

Status of Abstracts and Presentations --- This lists the presentations and the status of each.

Summary of Abstracts --- This will be printed and made available at the workshop.

Rolling Slide Show --- This will be displayed during breaks at the Workshop.

Note:  The abstracts, PowerPoint presentations, and papers to be provided for the 2013 International Sucker Rod Pumping  Workshop are listed below.  To download any abstract, presentation, or paper, click on the underlined link.  Some of the presentations are very large and may require several minutes to download.

Note:  These presentations and papers are the property of the 2013 International Sucker Rod Pumping Workshop and the companies that authored them.   They are provided here for your information. They may not be altered in any way, and they may not be distributed to anyone outside of your company without the expressed written permission of the organizers of the workshop and the author(s).

Note:  After the workshop, if there is sufficient interest, we will produce CD's of the workshop proceedings. 


            Access to Paper Documents
Number Company Author Presentation Title Abstract Presentation Paper

Session No. 1 - New Technology, Research and Development

Session Chair:   Mark Mahoney, Brian Ellithorp



Don-Nan Pump & Supply


Jyothi Swaroop Samayamantula

Rick Roderick

An Innovative Design for Downhole Gas Separation

Abstract Presentation  


Don-Nan Pump & Supply


Jyothi Swaroop Samayamantula

Ricky Roderick

 Tubing Anchor Catcher Applications and Operation Abstract Presentation  







Bo Zhao

T. Anderson

M. Chelf

B. O’Donnell

D. Ertas

T. Haque

H. Jin

A. Ozekcin

S. Rajagopalan

J. Bailey

M. Wilson

F. Marzuka


Wear Resistant Coatings for Sucker Rod Couplings


Abstract Presentation  
4 ConocoPhillips

Elizabeth Kane

Success Flushing Coal Fines through Downhole Rod Pump Equipment

Abstract Presentation  
5 Echometer Company

Lynn Rowlan

Ken Skinner


Gas Locked Pumps are NOT Gas Locked! Abstract Presentation  
6 Muth Pump Company

Tom M. Walker

Garold M. Muth

Extending Downhole Pump Life 300% Using New Technology

Abstract Presentation  
Keynote Address ---

Keynote Address



Session No. 2 - Design, Automation, Optimization, Challenges

Session Chair:  Norm Hein, Rick Webb



Walter Phillips

Improving the Reliability and Maintenance Costs of Hydraulically Actuated Sucker Rod Pumping Systems


Abstract Presentation  



Dr. Victoria Pons, PhD.

Modified Everitt-Jennings Method with Iteration on Dual Damping using Fluid Load Line Computation and Multiphase Flows: More Results


Abstract Presentation  
3 ConocoPhillips

Joseph R Colley

Seth Loggins


Advantages of Rod Pump Control Systems on San Juan Basin Coal Bed Methane Gas Wells

Abstract Presentation  
4 Echometer Company Jim McCoy

Restricted Intake

Abstract Presentation  
Breakout Sessions



Dr. Victoria Pons, PhD. Wave Equation    Presentation  
2 NOV Mike Poythress Failure Analysis  




3 Norris Norm Hein Sucker Rod Pumping Horizontal Wells   Presentation  

Session No. 3 - Case Histories, Field Experiences, Recommended Practices

Session Chair:  Keith Fore, Dr. Victoria Pons, PhD.



Todd Franklin

New Technology is Enabling 25% Electrical Energy Cost Reduction in Pump Jack Operations in the Permian Basin


Abstract Presentation  


 NOV Wilson, Canada

Dean Murney

Operational Risk Management Advantages from Premium Corrosion Resistant High Strength Polished Rods


Abstract Presentation  
3 Weatherford

John Stachowiak


On-Off Tools in Reciprocating Rod Lift Applications


Abstract Presentation  
4 Norris Norm Hein

Modifying the API RP 11BR Modified Goodman Diagram

Abstract Presentation  
5 Black Gold Pump and Supply Walter Phillips

Improved Hydraulic Tubing Anchor Design


Abstract Presentation