ChampionX’s developments toward net zero02 September 2021

ChampionX has developed new remote working and other software products that help address the oil and gas industry’s drive toward net-zero emissions targets.

Its remote technical support center, TEAMS (Technical Excellence & Account Management Support) Center, and its new DREAM (Digital Remote Expert Access Manager) monitoring app, plus its upgraded XSPOC production optimization software, reflect the organization’s increased capabilities following last summer’s merger of Ecolab’s ChampionX upstream business with Apergy Corporation.

Developed in-house, the company’s remote-access TEAMS Center and DREAM mobile app connect ChampionX’s in-field personnel with technical experts anywhere in the world via traditional audio-visual tools and the latest augmented reality technology. These tools have substantially reduced the need for personnel to travel to the site to problem solve, which has directly improved safety, minimized risk, and increased efficiency for both its clients and the business. In the past twelve months, these capabilities have been instrumental in reducing ChampionX’s carbon emissions by 372.5 metric tons of CO2e.

The business also released the latest version of its industry leading XSPOC production optimization software earlier this year to deliver greater efficiencies in wells on artificial lift. Already used by several supermajors, the software employs artificial intelligence to remotely analyze well data and provide greater insight into the effectiveness of artificial lift systems. This delivers greater production, reserves recovery, and efficiency while reducing energy consumption. During a recent project, one operator was able to reduce the number of cycles on more than 100 rod lift wells by 50%, avoiding associated failures and deferred production.

Following the merger, ChampionX recognized the opportunity to establish its operating principles and business models with sustainability at the center and developed an internal methodology to calculate the carbon footprint for its chemical offerings. The approach calculates the associated carbon emissions produced across all stages of its chemical products, from manufacturing to logistics, while also calculating the positive impact the products have on production processes. This system enables ChampionX to quantify the total lifecycle impact of its programs and understand how to reduce this effectively.

In addition, ChampionX also recently announced its acquisition of Scientific Aviation, a provider of site-specific and regional methane emissions monitoring solutions for continuous and periodic monitoring applications.

Operations Engineer

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