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

Subsea capping: planning and key considerations for minimizing risk of well integrity failure during a shut-in operation

20 May 2021

Subsea capping: planning and key considerations for minimizing risk of well integrity failure during a shut-in operation

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Using visual simulators as a training tool to assure preparedness for well control incidents is a proven method for minimizing response time and improving the effectiveness of your source control operations.

Add Energy co-present case study on planning and executing a source-control exercise using a visual simulator as a well response training tool

10 May 2021

Add Energy co-present case study on planning and executing a source-control exercise using a visual simulator as a well response training tool

Add Energy, in collaboration with Occidental Petroleum and Trendsetter Engineering have been invited to present a case study on improving source control exercises by using dynamic multiphase modelling and an advanced visual simulator at the International Oil Spill Conference on May 11th, 2021.  

Well control and emergency response experts Ray Tommy Oskarsen, who is the Senior Vice President at Add Energy, Mike DrieuGOM Emergency Response Management Manager at Oxy Petroleum and Brett Morry, Global Technical Director at Trendsetter Engineering will be co-presenting this virtual case study.  

Solving the diagnostic puzzle of blowouts

05 May 2021

Solving the diagnostic puzzle of blowouts

The importance of effectively and safely managing subsea operations is central to the foundations of Add Energy.

Formed in the wake of a blowout on the Norwegian continental shelf more than 30 years ago, Add Energy’s well control company was set up, originally as Well Flow Dynamics, by three of the key players involved in the incident, to design and develop unique solutions to mitigate the impact of future oil spills.

Add Energy to moderate “Integrity Excellence” workshop at Australian Offshore Well Intervention event

09 Feb 2021

Add Energy to moderate “Integrity Excellence” workshop at Australian Offshore Well Intervention event

Australia’s leading Well Intervention workshop OWI AUS is going virtual this year to ensure the well intervention community remains up to date, engaged and connected, and will be hosted by the Offshore Network.

This year, Add Energy’s EVP of Drilling and Well Engineering, Eduardo Robaina has been selected to moderate a virtual workshop and webinar at the event on “Integrity Excellence”, with NOPSEMA’s Well Integrity Manager, Mark Bourne and Sarah Robertson, a Well Engineering Supervisor form ExxonMobil.

Behind the scenes with the Deepwater Horizon Investigation team

09 Feb 2021

Behind the scenes with the Deepwater Horizon Investigation team

On the evening of April 20th, 2010, a well integrity failure allowed hydrocarbons to escape from the Macondo well into Transocean’s Deepwater Horizon rig, resulting in explosions and fire in which 11 people lost their lives and 17 were injured. This incident caused a spill of national significance as hydrocarbons continued to flow from the reservoir for 87 days, resulting in the most expensive oil spill in history.

Add Energy were called in to be part of the core investigation team, to independently investigate the events that led up to the incident. Our Head of Well Control, Morten H. Emilsen was brought into this tightknit team of experts to analyse and examine all possible causes and to provide expert recommendations to enable prevention of similar events in the future.


We interviewed Morten to understand the part that Add Energy played in this crucial investigation and what he learned from working on one of the biggest hydrocarbon disasters to date.

 

How did Add Energy come to be involved in the investigation?

Boosting production amid a cost-conscious environment

20 Jan 2021

Boosting production amid a cost-conscious environment

The impact of COVID-19 has resulted in many operators delaying investment into new projects and looking for opportunities to improve operating efficiencies and lowering costs for projects that are already in play.  

Production optimization is a key component to survival and assuring production remains economically viable and safe.  

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.