(04) FIBERGLASS ROD DESIGN AND LOAD HANDLING

Presenters

Ryan Gernentz, Karol Hricisak, Jairo Ocando and Dustin Martin
Endurance Lift Solutions

The last few years there has been quite a bit of advancement in the fiberglass sucker rods (FSR).  The published ratings across the fiberglass industry have increased over 20% with some manufactures going much higher.   What other benefits have come along with this increase?  Have there been any drawbacks?  This paper will discuss proper design criteria including importance of well specific criteria.  With load ratings increasing as much as they have a better understanding of the dynamics of the wellbore are needed as many companies are realizing further cost savings by substituting smaller rod body diameters and getting similar productions.  Lastly this paper will present some preliminary data on compression testing being performed and how that has correlated into the successes for the FSR installed in the field.