Add Energy gives behind-the-scene insight to “Deepwater Horizon” movie to partners and clients

When an oil or gas blowout occurs and disaster strikes, Add Energy’s blowout and well kill experts are engaged to assist in regaining control of the well. The incident on the Macondo well was no exception.

With the objective of raising awareness of well control and blowout contingency, Add Energy invited over 100 industry partners and clients to a pre-premiere of the Hollywood movie “Deepwater Horizon” – a dramatization of the blowout of BP’s exploration well Macondo in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.  The rig itself took fire after a series of explosions resulting in the tragic death of 11 people and total destruction of the rig.

The pre-premiere was held on November 2nd 2016 in Oslo and was preluded by a 30-minute “behind-the-scene” session, where Add Energy’s blowout and well kill experts Ole B. Rygg, Morten H. Emilsen and Thomas Selbekk were interviewed by Martin Myrvang. Questions were raised about their experiences with regaining control of the blowing Macondo well and their involvement in the investigation team and the following juridical hearings and trial.  The movie theatre was filled to capacity with invitees from the Norwegian Government, operating companies, contractors, financing sector and journalists.

From the opening session. From the right: Add Energy engineer and event organizer Martin Myrvang, VP Thomas Selbekk, CEO Ole B. Rygg and SVP Morten Haug Emilsen

From the opening session. From the right: Add Energy engineer and event organizer Martin Myrvang, VP Thomas Selbekk, CEO Ole B. Rygg and SVP Morten Haug Emilsen

Add Energy received undivided positive response from the audience, especially the introductory session adding a new dimension and putting the motion picture itself in a wider context. As shared by one of the participants: “The insight and experiences of Add Energy will help us to focus on well control in all of our operations.”  

Norwegian newspaper Finansavisen wrote an article on the event: To view the article click here.