2015 Russell Kansas Workshop – Rod Pumping and Failure Identification

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 8:00am
Dole – Specter Conference Center 1430 South Fossil - Russell, Kansas 67665



Mark your calendars now for the 2015 Russell, KS KU TORP Workshop.

This failure cause analysis training is the most comprehensive in the industry.  Information critical to solving repeat failures in problem wells is provided and includes recommendations for immediate changes or future changes when incurring the next well intervention.  Utilizing an extensive library of photos and failure documentation, this training program can help engineering and production personnel identify failures in the field and allow immediate corrective action to be taken.

The training covers:

  • Understanding the different failure modes – tensile or fatigue
  • Identifying the different causes of fatigue failures
  • Identifying the different types of corrosion failures
  • Corrective actions for the failure
  • Utilizing predictive design software to prevent failures

Instructorpumpjack 3

Russell Stevens

Russell Stevens is one of the most respected and experienced artificial lift experts in the oil and gas industry and widely recognized as the premier expert on root cause failure analysis reporting.

Russell has more than 30 years of rod lift design and optimization experience and is a long-time member of the SPE, current member of the Board of Director for Artificial Lift Research and Development Council (ALRDC), and voting member on Subcommittee 11, “Field Operating Equipment.”

He has consulted for many of the industry’s most active and largest operators worldwide. His expertise and knowledge has been proven through more training schools than anyone in the industry and by authorship of papers, technical catalogs, brochures, and bulletins.


8:00    Attendee Check-in

9:00    Workshop Begins


Noon  Lunch

4:00    Adjourn


This workshop is produced and presented by the University of Kansas Tertiary Oil Recovery Program (TORP). This program will benefit petroleum, production, reservoir, and completion engineers; production technologists; stimulation engineers; asset management engineers and managers; reservoir management; practicing geologists; and university staff and academia.

fossilcreekhotel_logoEVENT LODGING

Local lodging is available a the Fossil Creek Hotel & Suites – Dole-Specter Conference Center. All events will be held at Fossil Creek. For reservations please visit their website here or call 1-877-866-4630.


KU TORP Technology Transfer event sponsorship and exhibition is a great way to get your company’s name out in front of the region’s independent oil and gas industry audience. Sponsorship and exhibition is a great way to generate leads or simply remind your customers your commitment to their success. KU TORP Technology Transfer Sponsorship puts your company’s brand in front of a decision-making audience.



Many attendees use TORP Technology Transfer workshops to fulfill continuing education requirements to maintain professional licenses. Every attendee will receive a Certificates of Attendance reflecting total hours of participation for that course.


If you want to attend a KU TORP workshop but cannot afford to be away from the office for the day, KU TORP offers all of its technology transfer events live, online, as they happen. All you need is a computer with an Internet connection and your ready to go.

Once logged on you will be able to see the speaker live, get a digital version of the program manual, interact via live chat, and receive your certificate of completion – all from the comfort of office, your home, or even the field.

To participate via webinar simply select the webinar option on the registration page.


Member: $250
(membership is free – if you have ever attended a TORP event you are listed as a member and qualify for member rates)

Member Online (webinar workshop): $100

Student Member: $25

Student Member Online (webinar workshop): FREE (must have free membership and valid .edu e-mail address)

Access The Latest Information
Oil Price
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
5th nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets: Colleges," Military Times
KU Today