SPE Progressing Cavity Pumps Conference Announces Robust Technical Program

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada (19 January, 2015) – The Society of Petroleum Engineers announces the Progressing Cavity Pumps Conference (PCPC) will be held 31 March–1 April 2015 at the Westin Hotel in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The highly technical program offers current endeavors, applications, challenges, and new developments pertaining to progressing cavity pumps (PCP) used in the oil and gas industry.

The conference will explore drilling topics on the revolutionary ‎technological innovations and the challenges associated with this preferred artificial lift method through in-depth discussions and knowledge sharing.

Conference Chairperson, Paul Skoczylas of C-FER Technologies said, “While networking is a main attraction of this conference, this year’s conference is unique because of its technical focus. PCPC will cover how oversized PCPs can extend the run life of the well, how to identify analogue fields in PCP applications using classification trees, and the effect of sectional stator operation on the cavity pump run life.”

Additional topics include the improvement of the well run life with PCP in heavy oil and high gas operation, operations, and the performance comparison of conventional and even thickness PCP through finite element simulations.

Prior to the conference, professionals have an opportunity to obtain additional training on PCP through SPE’s training course training course “PCP Failure Analysis.”

The conference is expected to bring together more than 150 local and regional artificial lift professionals who will participate in panel discussions, technical sessions, and poster presentations. Registration and more information about PCPC can be found at https://www.spe.org/events/pcp/2015/


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