ESP Basic

Production and Operations


Intended for any oilfield technical professional who needs a general understanding of Electrical Submersible Pumps, this one day introductory class provides a practical overview with an emphasis on understanding the system configuration and theory of operation. Significant class time will be spend on understanding each ESP component’s contribution to the overall system.

Learning Objectives

  • The students will be able to discuss ESP designs with vendors
  • Understand technical discussions with field staff
  • Know when to use ESPSs versus another form of artificial lift.

Learning Level


Course Length

1 Day

Why You Should Attend

To gain a basic understanding of ESP equipment and theory of operation.

Who Should Attend

Production and operation professionals who want to learn how to discuss ESP designs and operation with vendors and collegues.

Special Requirements

No special requirements.


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


Mike Berry, PE, SPE is an independent artificial lift consultant with nearly 40 years of experience in the petroleum industry. During those 40 years, his positions have ranged widely from a roustabout standing knee deep in crude all the way to a research scientist testing state-of-art equipment the world’s premier multiphase flow loops. He has served on numerous SPE committees and occasionally serves as a PetroSkills instructor. He holds a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Oklahoma and is a licensed professional engineer.