IADC (International Association of Drilling Contractors) selected Add Energy's Well Control Specialist; Morten Haug Emilsen, to present the Relief Well Injection Spool (RWIS) at their annual Well Control Conference and Exhibition in Copenhagen, Denmark.
RWIS is a technology and tool developed by Trendsetter Engineering and Add Energy. The tool was designed to ultimately provide assurance in safety for operators, whilst enabling operations to adapt to new regulations by ensuring single relief well contingency. The presentation showed that well designs have been dictated by the new requirements and not necessarily towards designs being more beneficial from a total risk perspective or life cycle cost perspective. The presentation showed how RWIS will allow for big bore completions with significant cost saving potentials on well design and field development projects.
Emilsen demonstrated limitations with current technology as alternative solutions to multiple relief wells, including pumping of heavy fluids and installation of additional high pressure pumps on the relief well drilling rig. RWIS will sidestep these limitations and is a simple and cost effective device ensuring single relief well contingency.
The tool can be mobilized to the location via airfreight (Boing 747) and sea freight when required and deployed and installed on the relief well wellhead. It allows additional kill fluid to be pumped from dedicated vessels to produce a high flowrate dynamic kill and it increases redundancy and flexibility of such operations.