This paper details a program that has improved the quality, quantity, and usage of dynamometer surveys in the Duri Field. The programs' evolution, from an evaluation of various dynamometer data gathering systems, to a comprehensive well surveying and lift system optimization program, is detailed. This comprehensive system includes routine well monitoring, problem evaluation, minicomputer database, and personnel training. This program has resulted in significant improvements in individual well profitability, optimum utilization of well servicing equipment, and superior engineering design data.

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