Progressing Cavity Pumping (PCP) Failure Analysis

Production and Operations


PCP System Components That Can Fail

  • Surface Equipment
    • Surface Drive Heads
    • Fixed Speed Drives
    • Variable Speed Drives
    • Surface Measurement Systems
    • Other Surface Equipment
  • Sucker Rods
    • Rods
    • Couplings
    • Centralizers
    • Other Rod Equipment
  • Downhole Equipment
    • Pump Housings
    • Stators
    • Rotors
    • Gas Separators
    • Downhole Electrical Motors
    • Seal Sections
    • Torque/Speed Converters
    • Downhole Measurements Systems

Information Required to Analyze Failures

  • Well Configuration
    • Tubular Sizes
    • Depths
  • Production Characteristics
    • Reservoir Pressure, temperature
    • Oil, Water, gas Parameters
  • System Design Information
  • System Components /Metallurgy
  • System Installation Records
  • System Operating Information
    • Run Time
    • Number of Stops/Starts
    • Operating Downhole Pressures/ 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.


Francisco J.S. Alhanati is a Director with C-FER Technologies. He began his 27-year career in applied R&D related to well construction and production operations with Petrobras and more recently with C-FER. Alhanati holds a PhD degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Tulsa. He serves on the Well Operations Subcommittee for the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition and on the JPT  Editorial Committee.