2019 Artificial Lift Strategies for Unconventional Wells 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.

Note: Abstracts are to be submitted on or before xxx.  If your Abstract is submitted after that date, there is a god chance there will not be room in the Program for  your presentation.  The Abstract Review Committee will meet in early January to finalize the organization of each Technical Session.  We will choose the best five or six Abstracts for each session, depending on the size of the session,

Presentations are to be submitted on or before xxx.  We are serious about this date. We need time to review each Presentation and then the author(s) need time to correct their Presentations.  We DO NOT want to be receiving Presentations at the last minute.  This isn't fair to the Workshop Committee and it isn't fair to the author(s).

Status of Abstracts and Presentations --- This will be made available as time for the Workshop approaches.

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

List of Presentations

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

Workshop Evaluation Form --- Use this form to evaluate the workshop if you didn't turn one in at the Workshop.  E-mail it to cleon@oilfieldautomation.

Use of this Standard Presentation Format is mandatory for all presentations.  It provides consistency and ease of viewing by the audience.  It contains a standard disclaimer and copyright information to product the author(s), their company(ies), and the Workshop. 

Note:  The abstracts, PowerPoint presentations, and papers provided for the 2018 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:  The presentations may only be downloaded by persons who attended the Workshop, or people who work for companies that had representatives at the Workshop.  To download a presentation, log in to the ALRDC web site and enter the access code when you click on a presentation.  The Access Code is distributed at the workshop.  If you attended but did not obtain this information, contact cleon@oilfieldautomation.com.

Note:  These presentations and papers are the property of the 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, a CD of the workshop proceedings will be sent to each participant who orders one.  The cost of a CD is $25.

Note:  The presentations here are in .pdf format.  If a "movie" was shown along with the presentation, it is included on the CD, and on this web site.  It may be very large.  However, if a video clip was more than about 10 MBytes, it is too large to load here.  We'll try to place these on the CD.


Number Company(ies) Author(s) Paper Title Abstract




Session 1New Technology, Artificial Lift, Session Chair: 



Encline Artificial Lift

Bill Elmer

Improving Performance of Gas Lift Compressors in Liquids-Rich Gas Service




Nagoo and Associates

Anand Nagoo



Gas-Lift in Laterals

Abstract Presentation

Fluid Stream Energy

Farhan Farshori

Self-Regulating Multiphase Pump/Compressor for Casing Gas and Vapor Recovery Applications


Abstract Presentation
4 Energy IP

Peter Brewer

Patents and the Oil Field Abstract Presentation
5 Xenon Lift Services

Luis E Gonzalez

Rajan Chokshi


Analysis of Gas-Lift Wells in Unconventional Reservoirs- Case Study

Abstract Presentation
6 Mantl

Andy Clark

Successfully Producing High Volume Permian Unconventional Wells Using Modern Automation Combined with Progressive Cavity Pumps Abstract Presentation

Hicor Technologies, Inc.


Rob Perry


Multiphase Compressor to Enhance Artificial Lift Applications

Abstract Presentation
Session 2 - Reservoir, Stimulation. Session Chair:  


1 Harms, Inc. Larry Harms

Why Gas-Lift is Taking Over, But Should be Approached “Unconventionally” in Unconventionals


Abstract Presentation
2 Silverwell Art. Lift Intelligence

Graham Makin

Stephen Faux

Steve Mathias

Automated Interventionless Gas-Lift Production Optimization – Concept to Reality


Abstract Presentation

ExxonMobil Production Company

ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company

XTO Energy

Korea Electronics Technology Institute

Naonworks Inc.



Bin Xu

Roy Livingston

Tao Cheng

Robert George

Sanghak Lee

Seongwoo Lee

Universal Well Pad Control Based on Open-Architecture Design



Abstract Presentation
Keynote Speech:   Mr. Peter Oyewole, Proline Energy Resources, Inc.



 Proline Energy Resources Inc

Mr. Peter Oyewole

Going Beyond Conventional



Session 3 -  Plunger Lift, Sucker Rod Pumping, Session Chair: John Green
1 Exceed Oilfield Equipment Blake Fincher

Evaluating the Microstructure of Your Sucker Rods for Fatigue Resistance


Abstract Presentation
2 Tenaris Sucker Rod

Ricardo Padron

Development of a Rod Guide Model Which Generates a Minimum Level Of Turbulence, Performing CFD Analysis And Hydrodynamic Comparisons Between Different Guide Designs


Abstract Presentation
3 University of Tulsa

Ozan Sayman

Eduardo Pereyra

Cem Sarica


Fall Velocity Analysis for Continuous Flow Plunger


Abstract Presentation
4  University of Tulsa

Anvar Akhiiartdinov

Eduardo Pereyra

Cem Sarica


Novel Smart Plunger Design and Data Analysis

Abstract Presentation
5 Flowco Production Solutions David Dahlgren

Utilizing Continuous Flow Plungers in High GLR Horizonal Wells to Mitigate Negative Effects from High WHBP


Abstract Presentation
6 Apergy, Norris Rods

Jeff Done

Darla Bugg

NHT Rod Guides Extend Life in High Temperature Wells Abstract Presentation

Hansen Downhole Pump Solutions


Henning Hansen


A New Inverted and Rod-Less, Closed Loop Hydraulic Downhole Pump Solution

Abstract Presentation
Breakout Sessions.   Chairperson: Cleon Dunham



Univ. of Tulsa


Prof. Cem Sarica


Ask Experts about Multiphase Flow in Pipes





Lynn Rowlan

Ask Experts about Troubleshooting Plunger Lift Wells


4 ABB B. J. Walker

Ask Experts about Troubleshooting Automation Systems



Actually this is from

the course, not the

Breakout Session



Larry Harms

Ask Experts about Troubleshooting Facilities and Compression


Session 4 - Wellbore Issues, Artificial Lift Selection, Session Chair: Rick Webb


1 Echometer Company

O. Lynn Rowlan

Carrie Anne Taylor

Dieter Becker

Ken Skinner


Remote Acquisition Well Monitoring

Abstract Presentation

Premier Integrated Technologies

Andrew Alcock

NEW Cloud based Fluid Level Technology and its Applications, (The PumpBoss FL3) a glimpse into the Future of Optimization?

Abstract Presentation
3 University of Tulsa

Jorge Lopez

Eduardo Pereyra

Cem Sarica

Novel Approach to Downhole Separation for Deviated Wells Abstract Presentation