Artificial Lift

Production and Operations


This course will help develop a solid foundation in all forms of lift and the concepts of the selection process to maximize production and return on investment.

Topics include:

  • Advantages and limitations of each system
  • Application considerations
  • Sample performance predictions

Learning Level

Introductory (Half Day) or Intermediate (1 Day)

Course Length

Half Day or 1 Day (The course length may be adjusted to meet the learning level of the target audience.)

Why Attend?

This class helps ensure a broad view of artificial lift, particularly when in-house expertise is limited to one-or two-lift systems.

Who Should Attend

This course is for production and field operations engineers, junior and senior petroleum engineers and field technicians as well as geoscientists and reservoir engineers who wish to understand the implications of production systems on their field reservoirs.


.4 or .8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) will be awarded for this half-day or 1-day course.

Cancellation Policy

To receive a full refund, all cancellations must be received in writing no later than 14 days prior to the course start date. Cancellations made after the 14-day window will not be refunded. Send cancellation requests by email to; by fax to +1.866.460.3032 (US) or +1.972.852.9292 (outside US); or mail to SPE Registration, PO Box 833836, Richardson, TX 75083.


Rajan Chokshi works for Weatherford International as a Vice President of training and development for the production systems in Houston, Texas, USA.

In a career spanning over 30 years, Chokshi has worked on many petroleum and software engineering projects globally in the areas of multi-phase flow, artificial lift design and optimization, and production optimization. He has authored papers, made presentations and continues to teach professional courses in the areas of artificial lift, gas lift, sucker rod pumping, multiphase flow metering and production optimization. Besides training and competency, his interests are developing and nurturing young talent globally; technology integration and commercialization.  He  is a distinguished SPE lecturer for the 2015-2016 year.

Chokshi holds a BS and MS in Chemical Engineering from the Gujarat University and IIT, Kanpur, India respectively, and a PhD in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Tulsa, OK, USA.

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