Sucker rod pump Definition


Sucker rod pump:

The downhole assembly used to lift fluid to the surface by the reciprocating action of the sucker rod string.

Basic components are barrel, plunger, valves, and hold-down.

Two types of sucker rod pumps are the tubing pump, in which the barrel is attached to the tubing, and the rod, or insert, pump, which is run into the well as a complete unit.