Championx Corporation has acquired Artificial Lift Performance (ALP), a provider of advanced analytics solutions for enhancing oil and gas production performance.

Based in Edinburgh, Scotland, ALP has extensive expertise in developing artificial lift optimisation software designed to maximise production and extend the life of artificial lift equipment.

Paul Mahoney, President of ChampionX’s Production & Automation Technologies (PAT) business segment, said: "The acquisition of Artificial Lift Performance is key to our strategic focus on digital growth and our vision to deliver end-to-end digital solutions that enhance the productivity and profitability of our customers’ producing assets."

Combining the capabilities of ALP’s flagship Pump Checker software with ChampionX’s XSPOC production optimisation software delivers a comprehensive suite of advanced analytics across all major artificial lift types and chemical applications, enabling operators to gain invaluable insights and make informed decisions to meet their business objectives.

XSPOC software, which was first introduced to the market in 2000 by the Theta production optimisation business unit, has a long history in creating additional value from rod-lifted wells while Pump Checker analytics allow operators to maximise production performance and improve equipment reliability in electrical submersible pumping (ESP) systems and gas lift systems.

"ChampionX and ALP have a shared vision for creating a true digital oil field, backed by a technology roadmap rooted in customer needs and opportunities in the market. Our digital offerings are complementary and create differentiated value for our customers today and even more so in the future," said Sandy Williams, founder of ALP.

Separarely, ChampionX has also announced plans to acquire RMSpumptools Limited, a business unit of the energy division of UK-based James Fisher and Sons (JFS) for $110 million.

With over 40 years of experience, RMSpumptools has established itself as a technology leader in wellhead electrical penetrator and mechanical connector systems, completion systems and intervention tools, and subsea connector systems for challenging electrical submersible pumping (ESP) applications.

RMSpumptools designs, manufactures, and delivers its solutions from locations in the UK, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.