Why Choose ALP For Your Business

Based in Edinburgh, Scotland, ALP exists to maximise your production, optimise wells and artificial lift equipment and ensure that you have a well-trained staff who make the best possible contribution to your business. Look at our logo and you’ll see that it incorporates an oil droplet, which symbolises the hidden oil you’re currently missing – and that we’ll help you to produce.

The company was founded by Sandy Williams, an international consultant and trainer who has spent more than 20 years in the oil business working for organisations 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 maximised production and minimum downtime. Thanks.” – Raphael Rozo, Petrominerales Colombia Ltd


With a global network of consultants, we have unrivalled experience of getting artificial lift technology to deliver sustainable, long-term results. Our services start with a health check – a 360° look at your situation and your operating set-up, because the problem may not be purely technological (although we’re on top of the latest developments if you need them).

Better processes and procedures can make all the difference and prevent problems recurring. With that impartial analysis as a basis, we’ll help you to define the best way ahead and into the future. One size doesn’t fit all, so we bring together ideas and options in a combination that suits your unique circumstances.

The options we offer (you can combine any number of them – see Services for more information) include training, competency development, well monitoring and simply taking advantage of our expertise as trouble-shooters to solve your immediate problems.

No matter which of our services you choose, you’ll be relieved to hear that we prefer straight-talking to technical jargon – and we can work in Spanish just as comfortably as English. Oh, and we believe that being quick and efficient doesn’t mean that a job can’t be enjoyable. We’re going to be working closely together, so it ought to be a good experience.