This course covers artificial lift fundamental principles including advances and disadvantages of most commonly used artificial lift systems (Rod Pumping, Gas Lift, Hydraulic, ESP, and PCP). It primarily covers modern rod pumping system optimization and the knowledge you need to understand how rod pumping systems work, how to design and analyze them, and what affects their performance. Since a failure in any part of a rod pumping system will result in production loss and is expensive to repair, this course will cover all subjects related to proper equipment selection, system design, diagnostic analysis of existing systems, pumping unit balancing, and in general, all techniques that minimize failures and maximize system efficiency.