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Safe Influx provides pioneering Automated Well Control solutions to the oil and gas industry. We use our proven technology to detect a kick, take control of the rig equipment to space out, shut down the pumps and top drive, and shut-in the BOP.
With our vast experience and in-house technical capabilities, we aim to provide Automated Well Control for every aspect of well construction and even decommissioning operations.
Our Automated Well Control is currently designed for the drilling phase which also covers early tripping off bottom and back-reaming. It will be further developed with the addition of many further modules shortly.
Modules for tripping and connections are a high priority, as are the linking of the system to Managed Pressure Drilling (MPD) and client-chosen Early Kick Detection Systems (EKDS).
We are also looking at developing our own EKDS to combine all primary and secondary kick indicators in a fully automated process. A module will be developed to accurately and automatically identify the ballooning or breathing phenomenon which can be a major well control challenge in certain wells.
Another module will minimise the influx size even further by the controlled and gradual turning off of the mud pumps during the well shut-in process. Other modules will give well control protection during static and circulating operations, running and cementing casing strings and liners, and during liner inflow testing.
We plan to develop additional to deal with shallow gas, riser gas expansion scenarios, and even severe emergency situations. To date we have over 60 modules identified to augment our current capability.
Safe Influx system can be adapted to provide very effective bespoke solutions to particular and perhaps distinct well control problems.
Automated Well Control and MPD
The integration of Weatherford Victus™ Intelligent MPD and Safe Influx Automated Well Control improves safety and operational efficiency by automating primary and secondary well control.
The combined technology caters for any large or high intensity influxes that would otherwise be outside of the normal MPD operating envelope. With this fully integrated solution, we deliver both pressure control and well control in an efficient and less error prone manner.
Watch the two systems working together on the Rig Trial at https://www.weatherford.com/en/landing/tested-for-success/
Reduces human error in well control
Faster shut-in with lower kick volumes
Significant safety enhancements for the driller
Prevents the loss of lives
Enhanced environmental protection
More efficient well design
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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,...
At Safe Influx, we continue to invest in resources that expand knowledge and address key issues in our industry. We have recently concluded an assessment on how the outcome and impact of the Deepwater Horizon incident could be prevented. The full report is available...
To understand the various influences and reasons behind well control incidents and to understand whether automated well control systems could have minimised the impact of the incident, Safe Influx have recently performed a detailed analysis of the International...
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