Leading to a safer future.

We have the technology, capabilities, and knowledge to deliver Automated Well Control solutions effectively and efficiently. 

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Our Story

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. 

Historical Timeline

SPE Paper

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 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

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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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...

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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...

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World Oil Magazine

Safe Influx Automated Well Control has been featured in the January issue of World Oil magazine in an article about automated systems in well operations. Read in full here.

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