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Plunger Slippage for Rod-Drawn Plunger Pumps

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R. Kyle Chambliss

Texas Tech University, Dept. of Petroleum Engineering, Lubbock, TX 79406

James Christian Cox

Texas Tech University, Dept. of Petroleum Engineering, Lubbock, TX 79406

James F. Lea

Texas Tech University, Dept. of Petroleum Engineering, Lubbock, TX 79406

J. Energy Resour. Technol 126(3), 208-214 (Oct 19, 2004) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1772409 History: Received March 25, 2004; Revised April 07, 2004; Online October 19, 2004
Copyright © 2004 by ASME
Topics: Fluids , Pumps , Equations
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References

Patterson, John, and Williams, B. J., 1998, “A Progress Report on ‘Fluid Slippage in Down-Hole Rod-Drawn Oil Well Pumps’,” Proc., Forty-Fifth Annual Southwestern Petroleum Short Course, Lubbock, Texas, pp. 180–191.
Robinson, Bruce H., 1935, “Economics of Pumping,” Drill. and Prod. Prac. pp. 91–96.
Chambliss, R. Kyle, 2001, “Plunger Leakage and Viscous Drag for Beam Pump Systems,” MS Thesis, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas.
Reekstin,  R. W., 1960, “Minimizing Slippage in Subsurface Pumps,” The Petroleum Engineer, 32, pp. B23–B26.
Stearns,  Glenn M., 1944, “An Evaluation of the Rate of Slippage of Oil Past Oil-Well Pump Plungers,” Drill. & Prod. Prac., pp. 25–33.
Patterson, John, Curfew, J., Hill, J., Braaten, D., Dittman, J., and Williams, B. 1999, “Progress Report #2 ‘Fluid Slippage in Down-Hole Rod-Drawn Oil Well Pumps’,” Proc., Forty-Sixth Annual Southwestern Petroleum Short Course, Lubbock, Texas, pp. 96–106.
Patterson, John, Curfew, J., Brock, M., Braaten, D., Dittman, J. and Williams, B., 2000, “Progress Report #3 ‘Fluid Slippage in Down-Hole Rod-Drawn Oil Well Pumps’,” Proc., Forty-Seventh Annual Southwestern Petroleum Short Course, Lubbock, Texas, pp. 117–136.
Coberly, C. J., 1961, “Theory and Application of Hydraulic Oil Well Pumps,” Kobe, Inc., Huntington Park, California.
Tao,  L. N., and Donovan,  W. F., 1955, “Through-Flow in Concentric and Eccentric Annuli of Fine Clearance With and Without Relative Motion of the Boundaries,” Trans. ASME, 77, pp. 1291–1301.
White, Frank M., 1994, Fluid Mechanics, McGraw-Hill, New York, pp. 20–24.

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Robinson’s Data Plotted with Historical Data
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Concentric Plunger Cross Section
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Fully Eccentric Plunger Cross Section
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Example Velocity Profile Between Two Stationary Plates
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Velocity Profile Between a Stationary Plate and a Forward Moving Plate
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Velocity Profile Between a Stationary Plate and a Backward Moving Plate
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Eccentric Plunger Divided into Eight Elements
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Historical Slippage Formulas with Values from New Method for Parameters Listed in Table 3
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Slippage for Parameters Listed in Table 3
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Ratio of Eccentric Slippage to Concentric Slippage for Parameters Listed in Tables 3 and 4
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Slippage for Conditions Listed in Table 5 Pumped at Two Different Pumping Rates

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