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Selection of Artifiial Lift Systems
The Selection of Artificial Lift Systems has been updated and re-organized. The new version can be seen by clicking on the link on the left of this page.

The status of each section of the document is shown on the link. Everyone is invited to review and use these sections for Artificial Lift evaluation and training.  
Upcoming Workshops
The 2015 Sucker Rod Pumping Workshop will be held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on September 15-18 2015.

There will be no Gas-Lift Workshop in 2015. Planning is underway for one in 2016 in Houston, Texas.  
ALRDC Seminars
The 2015 ALRDC Seminar for new Artificial Lift Technology Inventors will be held at the Weatherford Technology and Training Center, 11909 Spencer Road, Houston, on Tuesday, May 12, 2015.

The 2014 ALRDC Seminar for new Artificial Lift Technology Inventors and new Technology Companies was held on May 14, 2014 at ConocoPhillips in West Houston,  
ALRDC Services
You can now search for any information on the ALRDC Web Site. Merely enter the desired title, author, or information on the top part of the Home Page and press return. This is a very fast search.  
Previous Workshops
The 2015 Gas Well Deliquification Workshop was held in Denver, Colorado on Monday - Wednesday, Feb. 23 - 25, 2015.

The 2014 Sucker Rod Pumping Workshop was held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on Sept. 16 - 19, 2014.

The 2014 Southwestern Petroleum Short Course was held in Lubbock, Texas on Apr. 21 - 24, 2014.

The 2014 Gas Well Deliquification Workshop was held in Denver, Colorado on Feb. 24 - 26, 2014.

The 2014 Gas-Lift Workshop was held in Houston, Texas on Feb. 3 - 7, 2014.

Horizontal Wells
See information on a new initiative for artificial lift of Horizontal Wells in the Recommended Practices section of this web site. We have formed an Industry Consortium to advance this technology. The first Consortium Meeting wes held in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Aug. 18 2012. The consortium is led by the Univ. of Tulsa. Contact Prof. Cem Sarica at for information on how to join the Consortium.  
Sucker Rod RIFTS
We are planning a new system for Sucker Rod Pumping - Reliability Information and Failure Tracking (SRP-RIFTS). If you're interested, contact us at  
Artificial Selection for Gas Wells
The Committee on Artificial Lift Selection for Gas Wells met on Feb. 23, 2012. The status of the project and current action items can be found by using the "hot link" on the left of this page. There is significant progress on the document, and completed sections can be downloaded and used. We'll meet again the day after the 2013 Gas Well Deliquification Workshop, in Denver, Colorado.  
Facts About Fracking
See an interesting article about Fracking, and many "popular" misconceptions, on the Services - Future Production - Challenges section.  
ALRDC Sponsors
You can become a Sponsor of ALRDC. Go to the ALRDC Organization menu item on the ALRDC Home Page. Click on the Sponsors page. Click on the ALRDC Sponsorship Form. Fill this out to become a Sponsor. You'll be listed on the Sponsor page on ALRDC. And you can have a free advertisement on the ALRDC Yellow Pages.
Advertising on ALRDC
You can place an advertisement on ALRDC by using the ALRDC Yellow Pages. Go to Services - Open to All, Yellow Pages, and submit a request to create a Yellow Pages ad. We'd love to help make people aware of your artificial lift goods and services.

ALRDC (the Artificial Lift Research and Development Council) is an independent, private, not-for-profit organization that is focused on sharing artificial lift information and helping to facilitate artificial lift research and development projects by helping to organize the sharing of R&D costs and/or resources. ALRDC has a 501(c)6 tax exempt status granted by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.