Managing Sucker Rod Lift Well Failures

This class is designed for oil field foremen, well site supervisors, and anyone interested in reducing the frequency and cost of well equipment failures in order it improve their profit margins. Discussion will include examples from a successful well failure management program; understanding basic well failure causes including sucker rods, tubing and rod pumps; scheduling repairs or maintenance; prevention techniques such as corrosion inhibition and others.

Class Objectives:

To gain an understanding of the basic causes of sucker rod failures and learn techniques of operation to alleviate high failure rates.


Kent Gantz, born at Las Cruces, New Mexico, in 1955, earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering degree at New Mexico State University in 1981. He moved to Odessa Texas in late 1981, joined Gulf Oil E. & P. in 1982, which later became a part of Chevron U.S.A. in 1985. He joined Coastal Management Corporation in 1991, which became a part of Schlumberger IPM in 1997. He has worked in a variety of field engineering functions; an artificial lift and equipment engineer, chemical engineer, design and construction engineer, and senior field engineer throughout his career, primarily at Penwell Texas, but also throughout the Permian Basin to a lesser degree. He is currently employed by ConocoPhillips as a Facilities Engineer and teaches periodically for Midland College Continuing Education at the Petroleum Professional Development Center in Midland.

G105132Q Feb 4 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tue  $350.00
($375.00 out-of-state)
Midland College PPDC Building
Registered: 13 7.0 Hours

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