Efficiency and Expertise.

Our people are our principal asset. Safe Influx team brings together a wealth of industry knowledge and experience.

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The success of our business is assured by the talented team at Safe Influx. Each member is an experienced and qualified expert committed to ensuring the highest standard of our technology. Meet our team.

Bryan Atchison

Co-Founder & Managing Director

Bryan originally graduated with Honours as a Mechanical Engineer at Aberdeen University, and holds a MSc in Petroleum Engineering from Heriot-Watt University. From 1981, Bryan has been working in the oil and gas industry, predominantly in the UK and Denmark.

He is an experienced project manager in drilling, well engineering and offshore operations. His operations management has covered most technical challenges within the North Sea and Atlantic frontier.

Bryan was previously Wells Manager for Valiant Petroleum and Silverstone in the UK, and Drilling and Wells Excellence Manager of Energy Transition Institute at Robert Gordon University (RGU). He is Managing Director at Safe Influx. 

Phil Hassard

Co-Founder & Technical Director 

Phil brings over 32 years’ experience as a senior oil and gas professional in the UK and overseas, with a proven track record of knowledge and achievement in drilling and wells operations. 

Phil has spent the last 18 years in a leadership role. This has been in development and learning, utilising drilling and well control simulator. He held senior management positions at BP and KCA Deutag, where he was the founder of Drilling & Advanced Rig Training. 

Phil is Drilling Simulator Manager and Professor of Drilling Technology at RGU Energy Transition Institute and Technical Director at Safe Influx.

Fraser Dunphy

Production Director

Fraser graduated as an electrical and electronics engineer from Aberdeen University and has over 30 years of experience in engineering, gained at reputable companies including Michelin and Halliburton.

In 2000 Fraser founded Finesse Control Systems, a company specialising in the development of industrial automation systems and focusing on several industries such as consumer electronics, tyre manufacturing and oil and gas.

Fraser is a Chartered Electrical Engineer. He is Managing Director at Finesse Control Systems and Production Director at Safe Influx. 

Richard Rose

Technical Adviser

Richard graduated with Honours as a Civil Engineer from Bristol University, and worked in the oil and gas industry for over 38 years, 28 of which were at BP and the remainder at Talisman (now Repsol Sinopec).

Richard has extensive experience both on and offshore, predominantly in wells, and his skill set includes those gained during project management, organisational management, contract management and well decommissioning.

Richard worked on projects in the UK and internationally, in Norway, Abu Dhabi and Trinidad. He is a Chartered Engineer and a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

Juliana Bond

Corporate Communications Manager

Juliana graduated as a journalist in Brazil and holds a MSc in International Professional Communication from University of Dundee, and a MSc in Corporate Communications & Public Affairs from Robert Gordon University.

With more than 15 years of experience, Juliana has worked for media and communication companies in Brazil and in the UK, including BBC Brasil, EFE News Agency, Mantra PR and Plus Interativa, where she held a leadership role.

Prior to joining Safe Influx, Juliana spent the last eight years running GBond Travel Solutions, a company she co-founded.

Bryan Atchison

Co-Founder & Managing Director

Bryan originally graduated with Honours as a Mechanical Engineer at Aberdeen University, and holds a MSc in Petroleum Engineering from Heriot-Watt University. From 1981, Bryan has been working in the oil and gas industry, predominantly in the UK and Denmark. 

He is an experienced project manager in drilling, well engineering and offshore operations. His operations management has covered most technical challenges within the North Sea and Atlantic fronti

Bryan was previously Wells Manager for Valiant Petroleum and Silverstone in the UK, and Drilling and Wells Excellence Manager of Energy Transition Institute at Robert Gordon University (RGU). He is Managing Director at  Safe Influx.  

 

Phil Hassard

Co-Founder & Technical Director

Phil brings over 32 years’ experience as a senior oil and gas professional in the UK and overseas, with a proven track record of knowledge and achievement in drilling and wells operations.

Phil has spent the last 18 years in a leadership role. This has been in development and learning, utilising drilling and well control simulator. He held senior management positions at BP and KCA Deutag, where he was the founder of Drilling & Advanced Rig Training.

Phil is Drilling Simulator Manager and Professor of Drilling Technology at RGU Energy Transition Institute and Technical Director at Safe Influx.

Fraser Dunphy

Production Director

Fraser graduated as an electrical and electronics engineer from Aberdeen University and has over 30 years of experience in engineering, gained at reputable companies including Michelin and Halliburton.

In 2000 Fraser founded Finesse Control Systems, a company specialising in the development of industrial automation systems and focusing on several industries such as consumer electronics, tyre manufacturing and oil and gas.

Fraser is a Chartered Electrical Engineer. He is Managing Director at Finesse Control Systems and Production Director at Safe Influx.

Richard Rose

Technical Adviser

Richard graduated with Honours as a Civil Engineer from Bristol University, and worked in the oil and gas industry for over 38 years, 28 of which were at BP and the remainder at Talisman (now Repsol Sinopec).

Richard has extensive experience both on and offshore, predominantly in wells, and his skill set includes those gained during project management, organisational management, contract management and well decommissioning.

Richard worked on projects in the UK and internationally, in Norway, Abu Dhabi and Trinidad. He is a Chartered Engineer and a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

 

Juliana Bond

Corporate Communications Manager

Juliana graduated as a journalist in Brazil and holds a MSc in International Professional Communication from University of Dundee, and a MSc in Corporate Communications & Public Affairs from Robert Gordon University.

With more than 15 years of experience, Juliana has worked for media and communication companies in Brazil and the UK, including BBC Brasil, EFE News Agency, Mantra PR and Plus Interativa, where she held a leadership role.

Prior to joining Safe Influx, Juliana spent the last eight years running GBond Travel Solutions, a company she co-founded.

Mission, Vision & Values

Our aim is to become a global leader in Automated Well Control to significantly improve sustained well control and provide a step change in industry performance concerning safety, environmental performance and costs.

Mission

No blowouts

Vision

Automated Well Control on every rig

Values

Integrity, innovation and passion

“Automated Well Control provides process safety, peace of mind 

and reduces well costs”

Bryan Atchison, Managing Director

In the News

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Macondo ten years on – What’s changed?

The upstream petroleum industry stands alone in its resistance to change.  All other high-risk industries such as aviation, rail signalling, and nuclear industries have adopted automation to improve Process Safety and dramatically reduce the probability of a Major...

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The story behind Safe Influx

Unexpected events and experience along the way can change the course of one’s life. That’s what Safe Influx’s directors Bryan Atchison and Phil Hassard discovered after witnessing the worst ever offshore disaster in 1988. Industry tragedies motivate innovation Bryan...

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Offshore Achievement Awards

Safe Influx has been shortlisted in the Emerging Technology category at the forthcoming SPE Offshore Achievement Awards (OAA). The Emerging Technology Award recognises innovative technology ideas developed in the UK for the offshore energy sector, and Safe Influx is...

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