Progressing Cavity Pumping (PCP) and Rod Pumping Lift Solutions

Drilling and Completions


This one-day course is designed to give participants a high-level overview of the progressing cavity pumping (PCP) and reciprocating rod pumping solutions. After introducing participants to lift system components, the course covers each lift system’s application envelopes and their relative strengths and weaknesses. Animations, field cases, and example calculations are used to reinforce concepts.

Why Attend?

Every oil and gas well requires a lift mechanism at some point in time. PCP and rod pumping lift systems are widely used lift technologies. Because these two systems overlap other lift systems in applicability, it is important to understand not only when to use them but also why not to use them. This course caters to participants at all competence levels by providing them with details that enable them to make informed decisions regarding lift solutions.

Who Should Attend

Anyone interested in learning about PCP and rod pumping lift solutions. Production and field operations engineers, operators, geoscientists, and reservoir engineers who wish to understand the implications of these lift systems on their field/reservoirs.

Special Requirements

Calculator for example calculations


0.8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) are awarded for this 1-day course.


Rajan Chokshi currently works as a director of training and competency for artificial lift and production optimization for Weatherford International located in Houston, Texas. In a career spanning over 25 years, he has worked on may petroleum and software engineering projects globally in the areas of multiphase flow, gas lift, sucker rod pumping, and production optimization.

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