Wellsite “optimization,” which might be thought of as the intersection of pump activity and computer science, has just taken another step. On Dec. 1, ChampionX released new-generation software that manages wellsite surveillance and chemical optimization, in addition to its core package of artificial lift controls. The effort is ChampionX’s release of its XSPOC production optimization software, XSPOC 3.2.2.
“It’s important to make sure we are leveraging data to its fullest potential,” said Neha Sahdev, ChampionX Theta production optimization vice president. “For example, if we are already gathering production data, why not use it to not only monitor and optimize artificial lift, but also improve chemical injection performance?” The software also allows users to set up customized alarms, such as alerting personnel that tanks are running low, as well as view historical trend data—all from a single software platform. The software provides a photo gallery as well. “Our customers want a practical way to keep eyes on their assets,” Sahdev said. “This allows the use of multiple types of cameras… for quick and efficient surveillance checks without having to dispatch personnel to the field.”
ChampionX was created in 2020 through the merger of Apergy (production technology) and Nalco (Ecolab’s upstream chemicals business). ChampionX specializes in artificial lift and production automation/optimization, including produced water disposal solutions and oilfield emissions management.