Artificial Lift

Disciplines: Production and Operations

Course Description

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.


  • 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 Attends

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) are awarded for this half-day or 1-day course.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be received no later than 14 days prior to the course start date. Cancellations made after the 14-day window will not be refunded. Refunds will not be given due to no show situations.

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SPE reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule courses at will. Notification of changes will be made as quickly as possible; please keep this in mind when arranging travel, as SPE is not responsible for any fees charged for cancelling or changing travel arrangements.

We reserve the right to substitute course instructors as necessary.



Dr. Rajan Chokshi has over 35 years' work-experience in multiphase flow, artificial lift, real-time production optimization and software development/management. His current work is focused on a variety of use cases like failure prediction, virtual flow rate determination, wellhead integrity surveillance, corrosion, equipment maintenance, DTS/DAS interpretation.

Chokshi has worked for national oil companies, majors, independents, and service providers globally. He has multiple patents and SPE papers and has delivered a multitude of industry presentations. He continues to teach for SPE, university, and professional forums. Twice selected as an SPE distinguished lecturer, he also volunteers on SPE committees. He has PhD in Petroleum from the University of Tulsa and master's in chemical from IIT-Kanpur, India.

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