Automated Well Control is available today!
At 15:10 on Tuesday 8th October 2019, the “Drilling Module” was successfully implemented and proven on the Weatherford land rig at Bridge of Don, Aberdeen. The system was interfaced with a traditional rig and performed Automated Well Control: ie. influx detection, spacing out, stopping of the mud pumps, stopping of the top drive and then shutting-in of the blow out preventer.
Safe Influx performed a week’s worth of activities, running a series of system tests. The technology has been verified by Lloyd’s Register, which will enable the existing Lloyds Register Technology Qualification Certificate to be extended to traditional land rigs. Additionally, we have also demonstrated the technology to the industry press and external guests.