Drilling and Well Operations

Enabling drilling and completion operations to be safe, compliant and efficient

We offer specialized consultancy services and support from well design to operations.

In utilizing our team of subject matter experts, engineers and software, we help asset stakeholders to minimize risk, optimize expenditure and maximize production

Case study: Production optimization

Add Energy’s flow assurance experts were tasked with de-bottlenecking flow restrictions of unstable production wells to maximize and maintain production rates.

Through transient simulations, Add Energy was able to offer short and long term solutions to stabilize productions, increase flow rates and exceed initial production rate targets. The operator is now producing to the initial delivery plan, using gas lift techniques designed by Add Energy.

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Case study: Investigation, capping and relief well drilling

As part of the incident investigation team and engineering task force for the Deepwater Horizon hydrocarbon release in the Gulf of Mexico, Add Energy provided dynamic analysis, simulations, planning and evaluations for the kill operation.

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Key contacts

Eduardo Robaina

Eduardo Robaina

EVP Operations

eduardo.robaina@addenergygroup.com
Morten Haug Emilsen

Morten Haug Emilsen

EVP Well Control and Blowout Support

Drilling and Well Operations

Safety and Risk

morten.haug.emilsen@addenergy.no

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Drilling and Well Operations Blog

We are Expanding our Drilling and Well Engineering Team

30 Jun 2020

We are Expanding our Drilling and Well Engineering Team

Add Energy is an international oil and gas consultancy and service provider offering solutions across the E&P value chain, to help operators enhance performance, assure integrity and unlock efficiencies in their operations.

A closer look at the RWIS design, how it works and the benefits that can be unlocked

17 Jun 2020

A closer look at the RWIS design, how it works and the benefits that can be unlocked

Drilling and extraction of hydrocarbons is a complex and risky process, and operators must have robust safety assurance and contingency measures in place to mitigate danger, efficiently respond to any incidents and reduce the personal, business and environmental impact if an uncontrolled release were to occur.

In certain regions of the world, and for some operators, regulations and internal procedures mandate that fields cannot be developed unless the operator can demonstrate that the well can be intercepted and controlled via a single relief well drilling operation, as opposed to multiple relief wells, which is usually the norm.

Preventing a blowout while maximising flow: insights from our EVP of Well Control, Morten Haug Emilsen

05 Jun 2020

Preventing a blowout while maximising flow: insights from our EVP of Well Control, Morten Haug Emilsen

Safety is always the number one priority in drilling operations, but this can often impact an operator’s ability to reach their targets and optimize future production. However, there are ways engineers can increase the efficiency of field development and maximise production, without compromising safety. 

Relief Well Challenges and Solutions for Subsea Big-Bore Field Developments

13 May 2020

Relief Well Challenges and Solutions for Subsea Big-Bore Field Developments

Production optimization with less CAPEX is an ever-growing quest for many operators. Not only are operators focused on maximizing flow rates through larger bores, but they want to achieve this with less investment.

Whilst production optimization creates significant cost benefits for a business, it is critical to note that additional risks are introduced when bigger bores are developed. These include, but are not limited to:

Oilfield development: unlock 4 major cost saving opportunities with this subsea hardware

29 Apr 2020

Oilfield development: unlock 4 major cost saving opportunities with this subsea hardware

During a period of low oil price, it is even more critical to optimize costs and identify ways to meet production targets with less expenditure. 

Lifting the Drilling Moratorium in the US through Innovative Hardware Development, post Macondo

24 Apr 2020

Lifting the Drilling Moratorium in the US through Innovative Hardware Development, post Macondo

This week marked the 10th anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon incident that took the lives of 11 men and wreaked havoc on the environment, as well as the oil and gas industry globally.

Add Energy Delivers Successful Well Integrity Training Course in Perth

26 Mar 2020

Add Energy Delivers Successful Well Integrity Training Course in Perth

Mr. Terje Løkke-Sørensen, the Chief Technical Officer of Add Energy, delivered the company’s 4th  familiarization training course on the principles of NORSOK D-010 Well Integrity standard. A 1-day course that focused on the establishment of well barriers, including well barrier elements and how these are accepted and monitored to prevent loss of integrity that ultimately could lead to a blowout. 

Service Spotlight: well operations management plans

21 Feb 2020

Service Spotlight: well operations management plans

As a part of our work across Australia, we provide management plans and independent integrity risk assessments for our clients’ offshore and onshore operations. 

A well-structured, coherent well operations management plan provides a suitable level of detail that accurately describe the well, the operating envelope, the management systems in place and all the activities that take place at or in connection with the well; facilitating the titleholder’s ability to demonstrate a clear understanding of the factors that influence risk and controls that are critical to minimising risk to the integrity of the well.