Introduction to Progressing Cavity Pumping (PCP)



  • When and why PCPs are used as opposed to other forms of artificial lift
  • Applications where PCPs are well-suited;applications where they don’t fit
  • Where PCPs are used in the world
  • Major players in the industry: service companies, consultants

PCP System Components

  • PCP fundamentals
  • PCP ratings
  • PCP drive equipment
  • Auxiliary equipment and alternate systems
  • Hands-on look at some typical PCP components

PCP System Design and Evaluation

  • PCP system design issues
  • PCP system failures and diagnosis
  • Available tools: software tools, training courses, etc.

Application Considerations

  • High-viscosity oil
  • High sand cut
  • Low productivity or pumped-off wells
  • Gassy wells
  • Directional wells
  • Coalbed methane and water source wells
  • High temperatures 


0.8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) will be awarded for this 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.


Paul Skoczylas, C-FER Technologies