Effective solutions for every drilling rig.

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

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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 Finesse Control Systems, a specialist equipment controls designer and manufacturer based in Scotland, Safe Influx and Finesse 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

UK Patent granted

Safe Infux has been granted patent covering its Automated Well Control technology

2020 Global Energy Awards

Safe Influx has been nominated as finalist in the Emerging Technology of the Year category.

Memorandum of Understanding signed

Weatherford and Safe Influx have signed a MoU for integrated package with Managed Pressure Drilling and Automated Well Control technology.

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

Shortlisted as finalist of the 2019 RGU Founders Showcase.

Proof of Concept

Concept proven that the system is a new proprietary solution.

In the News

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DEA(e) Meeting

We are pleased that our Development Director Richard Rose will be presenting at the upcoming DEA(e) meeting, titled “Creating Value from Drilling Automation”, on 4thMarch. The European Drilling Engineering Association, DEA(e), is the upstream oil and gas association...

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Safe Influx and Finesse Control Systems

Following our retrospective journey, we are pleased to share our successful work with Finesse Control Systems, Safe Influx’s key supplier.  Finesse Control Systems is a specialist equipment controls’ designer located in Arbroath, Scotland, with an...

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