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 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

SPE Paper

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 Paper

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

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.

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 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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Safe Influx at ADIPEC 2021

The Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) has opened its doors today. We are delighted to be part of the year’s biggest exhibition in-person, where Safe Influx and Weatherford will be introducing the first-ever integration of Managed...

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SPE Aberdeen Webinar

Our Technical Manager Mark Gillard has recently presented at the first technical webinar of the 2021-2022 session hosted by SPE Aberdeen. Mark joined a group of industry professionals to deliver a presentation on ‘Reducing Well Control Incidents – A Case for Automated...

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Safe Influx nominated as World Oil Awards 2021 finalist

Safe Influx has been shortlisted in the Best Drilling Technology category at the forthcoming World Oil Awards. The Best Drilling Technology award goes to innovators, who executed an industry-leading effort during the year that had a significant impact on the industry,...

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