e-Course: Rod Pumping Diagnosis & Optimization
12/1/2020 Update: So I was hoping to finish this course in 2020, but I got very busy at the end of the year and I had to sideline the project for a while. Hopefully, I will have this course out sometime in 2021 (...but it is hard to say when I expect it to be out; its not always easy being a one-man company). Fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page and I will email you when the course is ready. Thank you for your patience! -Shawn
I was working as a Petroleum Engineer for 5-years and my passion for rod pumping optimization is what pushed me to start Downhole Diagnostic, which I have been doing the last 6-years. I have an interesting background in the fact I am a Petroleum Engineer but I am out in the field working at the wells acquiring and interpreting Fluid Level & Dynamometer data—so I have a nice blended knowledge of the theoretical aspects of Rod Pumping mixed with the dirty hand-on understanding.
As I have been acquiring Fluid Level & Dynamometer data and diagnosing wells these last 6-years I have been saving and cataloging interesting data sets of different types of dynamometer cards, unusual fluid level shots, malfunctioning or improperly programmed POC’s, and other scenarios where a well was difficult to diagnose but with the proper thought process and testing I was able to properly determine what was happening downhole. I have been saving all this information and thought I might write a book someday …but then I realized a visual medium is much better at conveying the information—so I am in the process of creating an online course!
The course will consist of the most beautiful PowerPoint presentation you have ever seen with a video of me overlaid on it in the bottom right corner, so you can see me talking and see the slides behind me. I have been working on this course since June, 2019, and at this point (6/27/2020) I have finally completed most of the slides and need to do some touch-ups to perfect it and then record and edit the video. I have tons of examples of Fluid Level & Dyno data and interesting pictures I have taken in the field that will keep the course entertaining, and I am not just writing paragraphs on the slides and them going to read it to you: there will be a minimal amount of writing (bullet points) on the slides and I will be showing pictures/examples and explaining what is on the slide (…the presentation will be much more interesting than a normal presentation; trust me, I have made that my #1 goal).
The list of topics to be covered are given below:
1. Basic Rod Pumping Concepts
2. Introduction to Rod Pumping Optimization & Diagnostic Tests
3. Fluid Level Shots: Application and Interpretation
4. Downhole Pumps and Rod Pump Operation
5. Dynamometer Surveys: Understanding and Interpretation
6. Echometer Software
7. Gas Interference and Solids: How to Mitigate and Deal with Them
8. Run Time Control & Automation: Timer, POC, & VSD
9. Other Topics: Chemical Treatment, Interpretation in Context, etc.
10. Optimization and Troubleshooting Wells: Tying it All Together
I have been working on this course for a while now and I hope to have it up and running at the end of 2020. The course will be amazing and I promise it will be the most entertaining and informative course you have ever taken in the oilfield (and hopefully in your life)! I am making each slide perfect so it is taking more time than I expected, but when it is released it will be the best. Once finished the course will be posted online and you will be available to watch it on your own time: it will be available 24/7.
If you are interested in the course please fill out the form below and I will notify you when it is up and running. Thanks & Cheers! -Shawn