Artificial Lift Production and Operations

Bill Lane, Rajan Chokshi


This course will help develop a solid foundation in all forms of lift and the concepts of the selection process to maximize production and return on investment.

Topics include:

  • Advantages and limitations of each system
  • Application considerations
  • Sample performance predictions

Learning Level


Course Length

1 Day

Why You Should Attend

This class helps ensure a broad view of artificial lift, particularly when in-house expertise is limited to one-or two-lift systems.

Who Should Attend

This course is for production and field operations engineers, junior and senior petroleum engineers and field technicians as well as geoscientists and reservoir engineers who wish to understand the implications of production systems on their field reservoirs.


.8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) will be awarded for this 1-day course.


To receive a full refund, all cancellations must be received in writing no later than 14 days prior to the course start date. Cancellations made after the 14-day window will not be refunded. Send cancellation requests by email to; by fax to +1.866.460.3032 (US) or +1.972.852.9292 (outside US); or mail to SPE Registration, PO Box 833836, Richardson, TX 75083.

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Bill Lane is vice president of Emerging Technologies for Weatherford Artificial Lift Systems. His past roles at Weatherford have included vice presidential positions over the Progressing Cavity Pump Business Unit, the Elastomers Business Unit, Artificial Lift Systems Engineering, Compression Equipment Engineering and Manufacturing (EVI), and Completion Equipment Manufacturing (EVI). Before joining Weatherford in 1994, Lane managed manufacturing facilities in the US and internationally for Halliburton Energy Services. He was also the general manager of Surface Equipment Engineering and Manufacturing at Otis Engineering. His degrees include a BS in mechanical engineering and an MS in mechanical engineering design, both from the University of Texas at Arlington. Lane has 33 years of oil and gas industry experience.

Rajan Chokshi currently works as a director of training and competency for artificial lift and production optimization for Weatherford International located in Houston, Texas. In a career spanning over 25 years, he has worked on may petroleum and software engineering projects globally in the areas of multiphase flow, gas lift, sucker rod pumping, and production optimization.

Chokshi holds a PhD in petroleum engineering from the University of Tulsa.