Leading to a safer future.
We have the technology, capabilities, and knowledge to deliver Automated Well Control solutions effectively and efficiently.
Safe Influx Ltd is an independent supply company based in Aberdeen, UK.
Co-founded in 2018 by Bryan Atchison and Phil Hassard, Safe Influx provides Automated Well Control system to the oil and gas industry. Our aim is to play a significant role in enhancing safety and efficiency in wells operations.
In January 2019, Safe Influx and Finesse Control Systems, a specialist equipment controls designer and manufacturer based in Scotland, designed a control system specifically for Automated Well Control.
We have substantially tested Safe Influx Automated Well Control against drilling simulators and performed two full field trials to verify and demonstrate the effectiveness of the system under different operational requirements.
We have a strong management and high skilled team committed to developing bespoke system aligned with our clients’ key drivers to enhance their operational performance.
With a winning combination of skills and knowledge, our clients benefit from our unique ability to provide the industry’s most advanced technology for accurately monitoring and reacting to well control events.
SPE-208786-MS - Automated Well Control Versus Traditional Well Control: A Human Error Comparison Process. Paper presented at IADC/SPE International Drilling Conference and Exhibition, Galveston, USA. https://doi.org/10.2118/208786-MS
SPE-206385-MS - The Integration of Managed Pressure Drilling and Automated Well Control Technology. Paper presented at IADC/SPE Managed Pressure Drilling & Underbalanced Operations Conference & Exhibition. https://doi.org/10.2118/206385-MS
SPE-202091-MS - Automated Well Control: From Automated Detection to Automated Shut-In. Paper presented at SPE/IADC Middle East Drilling Technology Conference and Exhibition. https://doi.org/10.2118/202091-MS
Rig trial of integrated Weatherford MPD and Safe Influx Automated Well Control
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.
IADC International Well Control
Bryan Atchison held a presentation at IADC International Well Control.
IADC Advanced Rig Technology
Bryan Atchison held a presentation at IADC Advanced Rig Technology 2020.
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 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.
Bryan Atchison took part of a panel discussion at IADC Wells Technology 2019 in Kuala Lumpur.
Bryan Atchison held a poster presentation at IADC Drilling HSE&T Europe in Amsterdam.
Offshore Europe 2019
Safe Influx has its first stand at SPE Offshore Europe 2019.
IP agreement was signed off by Robert Gordon University (RGU).
Shortlisted as finalist of the 2019 RGU Founders Showcase.
Lloyd’s Register Certification
Safe Influx system awarded Technology Qualification Certificate by Lloyd’s Register.
Patent Application submitted.
Detailed system design completed
A tailored control system was manufactured by Finesse Control Systems and tested into drilling simulators.
Start Safe Influx
Safe Influx was incorporated
Proof of Concept
Concept proven that the system is a new proprietary solution.
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3,000 followers on LinkedIn!
We have reached a milestone of 3,000 organic followers on LinkedIn today! Our page is a real opportunity to showcase our activities and inform on latest news. We would like to thank all the people who follow and actively participate in the company’s growth on this...
Digital Chemical Engineering Journal
A newly published paper authored by our Managing Director, Bryan Atchison, is now available on ScienceDirect website. In his paper, Bryan summarises the challenges of well control and the role of human factors in well control incidents. He also provides an overview of...
IADC/SPE International Drilling
Busy week in Galveston. Our Managing Director, Bryan Atchison was delighted to participate in a valuable session yesterday at the IADC/SPE International Drilling Conference & Exhibition. Bryan presented a paper he co-authored with Varun Sarpangal, from Marex, and...