Abstract XROD is a new software program that uses Artificial Intelligence to help the user design rod pumping systems in a few seconds. XROD requires a onetime setup for preferences such as pumping unit types to consider, preferred high strength rods, steel rods only, or fiberglass and steel, etc.
Then, the user simply enters the depth of the well and the target production. From this input the program designs the complete rod pumping system for each pumping unit type and also automatically generates an Excel spreadsheet that summarizes the designs.
XROD scores the designs (A+, A, B+, B, C, etc) and also provides a numerical score (100, 98, 90, etc). The program has two modes AI (Artificial Intelligence) and non-AI. In the AI mode, it designs the complete system for you. In non-AI mode, you decide how to design the system (works like RODSTAR).
When used in the AI mode, XROD “learns” from its runs and becomes smarter and faster over time. The user has the option to either use the program’s AI designs, or modify them.
XROD contains extensive expert knowledge for designing rod pumping systems and can reduce the time it takes to produce good system designs from hours to seconds.