(19) PREVENTING FAILURES FROM THE POLISHED ROD CLAMP TO THE DIP TUBE

Presenters

Rodney Sands
Dover ALS/Harbison Fischer

This paper will discuss reducing failures in rod pumped wells by using best practices and design changes. The theme of the paper is to share solutions observed over the last 41 years while working with rod pumped wells. These best practices applied from the polished rod through the bottom hole assembly have been proven to improve run time between failures. The topics discussed are improper installation of equipment along with the effect of a properly designed bottom hole assembly. I will also highlight pump designs and accessory items to help with sand and gas issues. When you lower your failure frequency you are reducing exposure to potential accidents benefiting us all.