Progressing Cavity Pump

PC-PUMP® offers a current, comprehensive model database of pumps, rod strings, couplings, centralizers, rod guides, tubing, casing, driveheads, surface hydraulic motors and pumps, downhole motors, downhole drive assemblies and power cables. The majority of the specifications within the database have been obtained directly from the equipment manufacturers. The exception is information for some rod strings, tubing and casing which are based on API standards.

Because new products are continually...

PC-PUMP® contains a System Configuration module that allows users to enter wellbore geometry information, select casing and tubing sizes, build a rod string from various rod manufacturers and types, and finally select a pump to evaluate downhole. Alternatively, a downhole drive system can be specified and analyzed.

PC-PUMP® has many user-friendly features that minimize design time, such as the ability to run equipment or batch comparisons. In addition, PC-PUMP® has default settings that can be...

PC-PUMP® offers a wide variety of analysis tools to evaluate and measure the performance of your downhole system. In addition to ensuring the pump is adequately sized for pressure and volume, the software checks rod loads to ensure the rods have sufficient strength for the application, calculates side loading, assesses tubing wear and estimates fatigue life.

Important calculated variables include:

  • Pump intake and discharge pressures
  • Pump pressure loading (as % of rated pressure)
  • Hydrostatic...

Are you using an older version of PC-PUMP®?

Please note that the maintenance support for previous versions has ended. If you are interested in receiving general information and prices to upgrade your license to the current version 3.7.4, contact us today.

PC-PUMP® Demo and Educational Versions

Educational Version:

PC-PUMP® enables users to perform quality analyses, designs and evaluations of downhole progressing cavity pumping applications. To help academic...

Features of the lastest version of PC-PUMP

December 2019
3.7.4 Version highlights

  • Minor Bug Fixes
  • Windows 10 Improvements
  • Equipment Database
  • AMPCP Wear Prediction (Optional Module)
  • New Licensing Option

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C-FER is pleased to announce the release of an update to PC-PUMP® . PC PUMP® v3.7.4 has the following additions over PC-PUMP® v3.7.3:

Minor Bug Fixes. Several minor PC-PUMP software bugs have been fixed in v3.7.4.

Windows 10 Improvements. We have been working to improve the user experience of PC-PUMP in Windows 10...

Course Overview:

Progressing cavity pumping systems have emerged as a common form of artificial lift. Collecting and analyzing data on key reliability parameters play key roles in ensuring that a PCP system provides reliable and economical performance.

To assist operators implementing this technology, this comprehensive course focuses on understanding key equipment reliability theory, common industry run-life measures and best practices for collecting and analyzing run-life data. This course is...

PC-PUMP v3.7.3 has the following additions over PC-PUMP v3.7.2:

  • Minor Bug Fixes: some minor PC-PUMP software bugs have been fixed in v3.7.3. These fixes improve the integrity and usability of PC-PUMP by removing bugs that could potentially cause unexpected behaviour in the software.
  • Windows 10 Improvements: we have been working to improve the appearance of PC-PUMP in Windows 10 over the last few versions.  In v3.7.3, all of the main input and output windows have now been updated to the new...

The Industry Challenge

Accumulation of solids in Coal Seam Gas (CSG, which is also sometimes referred to a Coal Bed Methane or CBM) operations can pose serious problems for operators.  Various technologies are being sold or proposed to solve these problems but very few have been properly tested in a controlled environment under representative CSG conditions.  Some of the most common solutions include injecting water downhole, using an automatic diverter valve (ADV), varying the pump geometry, or...

Course Overview:

This course can be customized and tailored to the needs of the client. Course offerings can contain any or all of the following:

  • PC-PUMP software training
  • Introduction to PCP systems
  • PCP system theory
  • Design and optimization of downhole PCP systems
  • Failure analysis of PCP systems
  • Advanced topics (which includes application considerations such as gas, solids, high viscosity fluids, and high temperatures), monitoring, and troubleshooting

Duration: 1 - 5 Days, depending on level...


A Group of manufacturers of surface drives for progressing cavity pumping (PCP) systems has supported the development of an industry standard for such equipment. The purpose of the standard is to provide guidelines for designing, specifying and using surface drives and to ensure acceptable levels of safety in the operation of this equipment. This paper describes the safety issues associated with this equipment that are addressed by the standard.


Progressing cavity (PC)...