Artificial Lift Methods

Design, Practices, and Applications

  • Tan¬†Nguyen

Part of the Petroleum Engineering book series (PEEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Tan Nguyen
    Pages 1-39
  3. Tan Nguyen
    Pages 41-106
  4. Tan Nguyen
    Pages 107-179
  5. Tan Nguyen
    Pages 181-226
  6. Tan Nguyen
    Pages 227-277
  7. Tan Nguyen
    Pages 279-316

About this book


This book details the major artificial lift methods that can be applied to hydrocarbon reservoirs with declining pressure. These include: the sucker rod pump, gas lift, electrical submersible pump, progressive cavity pump, and plunger lift.

The design and applications, as well as troubleshooting, are discussed for each method, and examples, exercises and design projects are provided in order to support the concepts discussed in each chapter. The problems associated with oil recovery in horizontal wells are also explored, and the author proposes solutions to address the various extraction challenges that these wells present.

The book represents a timely response to the difficulties associated with unconventional oil sources and declining wells, offering a valuable resource for students of petroleum engineering, as well as hydrocarbon recovery researchers and practicing engineers in the petroleum industry. 


Artificial lift Electrical submersible pump Gas lift Plunger lift Progressive cavity pump Rod sucker pump Enhanced oil recovery Horizontal wells Unconventional oil

Authors and affiliations

  • Tan¬†Nguyen
    • 1
  1. 1.Petroleum DepartmentNew Mexico TechSocorroUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-40719-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-40720-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2366-2646
  • Series Online ISSN 2366-2654
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