How to Use ISO and API Standards for Artificial Lift Systems

Production and Operations


This one day course will prepare both user/purchaser and supplier/manufacturer to use ISO and API standards for electric submersible pumps (ESP), progressing cavity pumps (PCPs), gas lift and sucker rod pumping systems.  Instructors will demonstrate the various ways how to apply these standards, including (but not limited to) equipment purchase, testing, bid specifications and response to tenders.

Learning Level

Intermediate – Basic knowledge of ESPs, PCPs, gas lift and sucker rod pumps will be required.

Course Length

1 Day

Why Attend?

Industry experts have spent years of time writing these industry standards, in order for all parties to use the same nomenclature, design and testing specifications with the vision that technology and reliability will ultimately improve.

Who Should Attend

This course is for artificial lift engineers and managers who have (or will have) a role in the procurement process for their company (from request for equipment by user/purchaser through to the response by supplier/manufacturer and delivery of equipment).


4.0 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. No transfers to other sessions of this course will be allowed after the 14-day window. Send cancellation or transfer 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.


Shauna Noonan, is currently the completions technology manager for ConocoPhillips located in Houston, Texas.  She has over 20 years industry experience with artificial lift systems.  She is the chair for ISO 15551-1 (ESPs), former chair for ISO 15136-1 (PC Pumps) and API  RP11S4 (ESP Sizing and Selection), and former committee member / contributor to ISO 15136-2 (PCP Driveheads), API RP 11S3 (ESP Installations), and API RP 11V10 (Design and Operation of Intermittent and Chamber Gas lift Wells).

She has authored / co-authors over 23 industry papers and is the 2012 – 2015 Technical Director for Production and Operations on SPE’s International Board of Directors.

Greg Stephenson, is a staff production engineer in ConocoPhillips’ Global Production Engineering group in Houston, TX. In this role, he provides technical support, mentoring, and training for all forms of artificial lift used throughout the company. Greg has extensive experience in various aspects of artificial lift, production surveillance, automation and optimization. He has taught numerous industry courses throughout the world in the areas of artificial lift and production technology. He is the author of a variety of technical papers and publications and is a US patent holder. In addition to his duties at ConocoPhillips, Stephenson serves on the steering committee on the ASME/ALRDC gas lift workshop, the board of directors of the Artificial Lift Research and Development Council, API Workgroup 19G and ISO Workgroup 17078.

David McCalvin, is a recognized leader within the ISO and API international standards community for 30+ years, skilled in standard authoring, interpreting and consensus building in groups of widely varied interests and motivations. Experienced at completions product design and artificial lift systems issues focusing on full-life cycle cost effectiveness. Providing a keen and effective action oriented approach to providing creative interpretation of industry standards and their applications. Currently, an independent consultant who is primarily active with API standards work with Gas-lift, ESP systems, PCP drive strings, Packers, Safety valves, test tools, completion accessories etc.