Effective solutions for every drilling rig.

Safe Influx is focused on providing Automated Well Control to improve safety and efficiency of wells’ operations.


Our Story

One of the key major accident hazards for upstream activities is the loss of well control that results in blowouts.

Understanding the needs of managing the risks associated with well control, Bryan Atchison and Phil Hassard co-founded Safe Influx in 2018. Together, the directors have over 60 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. 

Working closely with a specialist equipment controls designer and manufacturer based in Scotland, Safe Influx designed a bespoke control system specifically for Automated Well Control.  

Our system went through considerable testing against drilling simulators. In October 2019, we have successfully demonstrated the Automated Well Control in Drilling Mode perfoming a series of tests on a traditional land rig. 

With a winning combination of skills and knowledge, we believe that the proprietary technology of the Safe Influx Automated Well Control significantly reduces the human factor element in well control, preventing blowouts.

The success of Safe Influx is assured by our talented team.

Historical Timeline

Patent Application

Patent Application submitted for additional modules, includes UK and US.

Offshore Achievement Awards

Safe Influx was nominated one of the finalists for the Offshore Achievement Awards in the Emerging Technology category.

Field Trial success

The drilling module was successfully implemented and proven on a land rig. The existing Lloyd’s Register Technology Qualification Certificate was extended to traditional land rigs.

Panel Discussion

Bryan Atchison took part of a panel discussion at IADC Wells Technology 2019 in Kuala Lumpur.

Poster Presentation

Bryan Atchison held a poster presentation at IADC Drilling HSE&T Europe in Amsterdam.

IP Agreement

IP agreement was signed off by Robert Gordon University (RGU).


Shortlisted as finalist of the 2019 RGU Founders Showcase.

Simulator Testing

The system detail was designed and tested into drilling simulators.

Proof of Concept

Concept proven that the system is a new proprietary solution.

In the News

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Safe Influx and the Total Cost of Risk

In our collective experience, of nearly 100 years of working across eight Operators’ organisations, no well’s AFE has ever carried provision for blowouts nor for serious well control incidents. However, for the drilling of every well, series of wells or development,...

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OGV Podcast with Bryan Atchison

In this OGV Energy Technology and Innovation Podcast, Safe Influx Managing Director Bryan Atchison talks about our revolutionary Automated Well Control technology. Listen to the full interview here.

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