Role of microstructure in sucker rod string failures in oil well production

@article{Benhaddad2001RoleOM,
  title={Role of microstructure in sucker rod string failures in oil well production},
  author={Sofiane Benhaddad and Glen Alan Lee},
  journal={Practical Failure Analysis},
  year={2001},
  volume={1},
  pages={47-54}
}
Sucker-rod pumps are operating in very aggressive environments in oil well production. The combined effect of a corrosive environment and significant mechanical loads contribute to frequent cases of failure of the rod string during operation. Standards and recommendations have been developed to control and avoid those failures. This study presents various failure cases of sucker rods in different applications. The heat treatment of the steel material and the resulting microstructure are an… CONTINUE READING

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