Artificial Lift Performance Blog

Sandy Williams

The company was founded by Sandy Williams, an international consultant and trainer who has spent more than 30 years in the oil business working for organizations such as Amoco, Phoenix and Schlumberger and in markets across Africa, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East.

Recent Posts

Why do Millennials (and oil companies) need a digital oilfield solution?

Jun 12, 2020 4:48:13 PM / by Sandy Williams posted in digital oilfield


If you have a well designed to produce 1000 barrels per day and it only produces 800 barrels, how do you determine why? More importantly, can you understand how to remedy the issue and gain the additional 200 barrels? And then, can further production gains be achieved?

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Which lift method - Gaslift or ESP?

Jun 5, 2020 4:04:56 PM / by Sandy Williams posted in more oil, lower costs, ESP wells


This blog will discuss the questions that every unconventional operator wants to have answered, “which artificial lift method should I use?” and “when should I change lift method?”

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Securing successful digital transformation projects in oil and gas

May 22, 2020 2:24:51 PM / by Sandy Williams posted in digital oilfield


Automation, digitalization, machine learning and analytics are seen as the panacea for our industry. But how do we accomplish this?

Here’s an interesting question …who’s leading the digital transformation of your company? Consider these possible answers for your organization:

  • Your CEO
  • Your CTO
  • Your CIO
  • Covid-19
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Extending electric submersible pump (ESP) runlife

May 14, 2020 12:41:09 PM / by Sandy Williams posted in more oil, ESP wells


Would you like to increase ESP runlife? I think the answer for most operators would be a resounding ‘yes’, especially in a low oil price environment.

The goal with ESPs (or, for that matter, any other artificial lift method) is runlife extension.  Driving extended runlife significantly reduces artificial lift cost and Lease Operating Expense (LOE). This article will provide an overview of what we need to do differently to increase the runlife and reliability of ESPs.

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