Larry Harms

MR. LARRY HARMS is a production optimization specialist at his consulting company, Optimization Harmsway LLC, established after a 38-year career with ConocoPhillips. At ConocoPhillips he specialized in holistic production optimization and was a leader of the Artificial Lift Network for 10 years. He also was leader of the Gas Lift Optimization Team at Dubai Petroleum Company for 3 years. Larry has served on the Board of Directors of the Artificial Lift Research and Development Council since 2008. He has written/co-authored 11 SPE papers on topics ranging from the application of artificial lift, velocity strings and compression to integrated production modeling and real time optimization. Larry has conducted training courses for hundreds of industry and ConocoPhillips engineering, operations, and maintenance personnel on artificial lift, compression, production optimization, systems nodal analysis, integrated production modeling, and gas well deliquification. He received a BS in Chemical Engineering from Oklahoma State University.