The pump which can suck 800 barrels per day of crude
oil, was installed on a drilling rig at Ab Teymour Oilfield on Sunday.
Addressing a ceremony to operate the pump for the
first time, Bijan Alipour, NISOC CEO, said: "Relying on local capabilities
for manufacturing oil industry parts and items is a vital strategy to survive
in the sector."
A sucker rod is a steel rod, typically between 25
and 30 feet (7 to 9 meters) in length, and threaded at both ends, used in the
oil industry to join together the surface and downhole components of a
reciprocating piston pump installed in an oil well. The pumpjack is the visible
above-ground drive for the well pump, and is connected to the downhole pump at the
bottom of the well by a series of interconnected sucker rods.
Sucker rods are also commonly available made of fiberglass in 37 1/2 foot
lengths and diameters of 3/4, 7/8, 1, and 1 1/4 inch. These are terminated in
metallic threaded ends, female at one end and male at the other.