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  • Petroleum Technology Digest: Integrated rod-pump controller cuts operating costs


    R. Klimitchek and K. Sakocius

    Phoenix Hydrocarbons Operating Co. agreed to beta-test the new iBEAM rod-pump controller (RPC) on one of its low-productivity wells in Esperson Dome field near Dayton, Texas. The field has 120 rod-pumped wells that lift fluids from depths of 2,000 to 4,000 ft. Sixty of these wells operate on timers, and one is controlled by an iBeam RPC, Fig. 1. This well produces 6 bopd with 50% water cut. The 2-in. by 1.5-in. by 10-ft THD pump produces 22°API gravity oil from a depth of 2,300 ft.

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