Expert system for selecting the optimal artificial lift method

Lloyd R. Heinze

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AL (Artificial Lift) is a software program for selecting the pumping processes best suited to an oil well. It integrates an expert system which manages the knowledge of the subject and organizes the implementation of a set of algorithmic programs for making technical assessments. AL was developed at the University of Missouri-Rolla, Petroleum Engineering Department. This article describes in detail the expert-system part and gives an example of the use of the complete system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5p PET3
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (Paper)
StatePublished - 1990
EventEnergy-Sources Technology Conference and Exhibition - New Orleans, LA, USA
Duration: Jan 14 1990Jan 18 1990


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