Drilling and Well Operations

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

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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

morten.haug.emilsen@addenergy.no

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Drilling and Well Operations Blog

Advice for the next generation of drilling and well engineers, gained from 35 years in the oil and gas industry

12 Jan 2021

Advice for the next generation of drilling and well engineers, gained from 35 years in the oil and gas industry

The energy industry is ever-evolving. As technologies advance and new generations enter the workforce, it is important that we adapt and learn from the past in order to thrive within such a fast-paced and challenging environment.

Add Energy’s guest blogger, Geir Karlsen gives an insight into important lessons learned throughout a 35-year career in the oil and gas sector.  

Recruiting Drilling and Well Engineering Specialists

21 Dec 2020

Recruiting Drilling and Well Engineering Specialists

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.

New perspectives, the right mindset and a shared vision to succeed

21 Dec 2020

New perspectives, the right mindset and a shared vision to succeed

It cannot be denied that 2020 has been a year like no other. Based in the Australian office, Eduardo Robaina, Add Energy’s Executive Vice President of Drilling and Well Engineering, guided his team through a year of highs and lows. From bushfires to Covid-19 and regionalized lockdowns, the challenges have been constant.

With a focus on strengthening relationships, entering new markets, and improving capabilities, Eduardo is eager to explore the opportunities that await Add Energy in 2021.

In this interview, which forms part of our ‘The Big Picture: leading our team into the future’ series, Eduardo takes some time to explore lessons learned during 2020 and how his team grew during a period of economic decline.

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Pause, assess, collaborate: a recipe for success during a crisis

18 Dec 2020

Pause, assess, collaborate: a recipe for success during a crisis

Based in Oslo, Norway, EVP Morten Haug Emilsen leads Add Energy’s global Well Control team - a group of highly experienced individuals dedicated to preventing and killing blowouts and optimizing production.

Having responded to more than 70 blowouts worldwide the last three decades, Morten and his team are used to working in uncertain, high pressure environments - and this invaluable experience helped them to survive and thrive during the global Covid-19 pandemic.

In this blog post, which forms part of our leadership interview series, Morten explores his key takeaways from the past year in business, how his team has pulled together to deliver great results for clients, and how he plans to lead his team into the new year ahead...

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Working smarter with less to maximize production and assure well control

29 Oct 2020

Working smarter with less to maximize production and assure well control

Our team of blowout contingency experts recently attended and presented at the 2020 IADC Well Control Conference. In this blog, Martin Myrvang, Senior Engineer in Add Energy, and co-presenter at the event, shares key themes and takeaways from the event and solutions to the challenges discussed.

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5 daily habits of an effective Drilling Manager

21 Oct 2020

5 daily habits of an effective Drilling Manager

It takes a highly motivated, dynamic and experienced individual to be a successful Drilling Manager. Not only do Drilling Managers have to ensure drilling operations are carried out in accordance with approved procedures and industry standards, but it is key for this to be completed in the most efficient and effective way possible.

Top considerations for an effective blowout contingency plan

24 Sep 2020

Top considerations for an effective blowout contingency plan

A well thought out blowout contingency plan (BCP) forms the foundation of rapid and effective response if an unplanned hydrocarbon release should occur.  

How to reduce response time when the unthinkable happens

03 Sep 2020

How to reduce response time when the unthinkable happens

An uncontrolled hydrocarbon release is one of the worst possible scenarios that an operating facility can experience. Not only are the safety barriers compromised, exposing the asset and people to significantly more risk, but the economic, business and environmental consequences can be detrimental.