ALP has been helping companies solve oil production and artificial lift problems since 2004

The company

Based in Edinburgh, Scotland, Artificial Lift Performance (ALP) is a consulting and software company that exists to maximize your production, optimize wells and artificial lift equipment. Through our staff training, we also help ensure that you have a well-trained staff who make the best possible contribution to your business.

For this reason, our logo subtly incorporates an oil droplet, which symbolizes the hidden oil you’re currently missing and that we’ll help you to produce.

The founder

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.

“The work you have done for us has been highly valuable. You took a group of young engineers and gave them very real practical training (and they enjoyed it) which has helped focus us on identifying lost production. Our engineers are now starting to identify lost production and we have made real production gains based on your suggestions, we tripled the oil production on one well alone. The work you did on preparation of our AL equipment contracting strategy was particularly innovative and will help align the objectives of our suppliers with our goal of maximized production and minimum downtime. Thanks.”

– Raphael Rozo, Petrominerales Columbia Ltd

Our team

Interim CTO

Stuart Bell has worked in technology for over 20 years, across a variety of industries incluiding telco, fintech, hospitality and financial services.

Artificial Lift Performance neil ballantyne

Technical Director

Neil Ballantyne heads up the Artificial Lift Performance development team. Neil has worked in the technology industry for over 20 years, helping businesses turn their ideas into systems and products.

Artificial Lift Performance Andy Brown

Product Manager

Andy Brown is a Digital Oilfield expert, working with large oil companies to small independents, bringing the financial benefits of the Digital Oilfield to the bottom line.

Artificial Lift Performance kerry robson

Junior Developer

Kerry Robson is one of Artificial Lift Performance’s newest Developers, where she writes code for both the front and back end of our software

Artificial Lift Performance diego mendez

Software Engineer

Diego Mendez is a software engineer with Artificial Lift Performance. His experience covers designing, developing, implementing and testing software.

Artificial Lift Performance mick lloyd

Mick Lloyd has spent 25 years working with technology companies, helping them and their customers succeed.

Shane Knutsvig - ALPerform

Production Optimization Adviser

Shane has extensive global experience in upstream E&P software and Digital Oilfield solutions with numerous US and Canadian technology companies.

Artificial Lift Performance arrash nekonam

Technical Architect

Arrash Nekonam is a technical architect involved in the design, development and testing of Artificial Lift Performance’s Pump Checker software.

Brendan Dowds ALPerform

Senior Developer

Brendan is our technical lead and has over 14 years of experience in software development across a range of industries.

Swapna Bollampally ALP

Swapna has 15 years of quality assurance and testing experience in IT industry across various domains.


Customer Experience Manager

Colin MacDonald is a 15 year oil and gas professional with a focus on E&P technology, including engineering systems, real-time systems, and financial management systems.

Ronald Quintero - ALPerform

Production Optimization Advisor

Ronald Quintero has been working on the oil and gas industry for the last 25 years. He started his career with technical roles as Database Manager and G&G Application Support, then moved to roles IT G&G Advisor with Chevron and Petrobras.


How much production could you gain?

The technology exists to identify gas-lift and ESP produced wells that are losing production as a result of an undiagnosed artificial lift problem. The ability to diagnose and rectify such issues can alleviate lost production. How much could you be saving?