Independent verification

Gain technical validation and verification for your drilling and production project from external subject matter experts

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Ensure your performance, safety and cost expectations can be met

By engaging with our external team of highly experienced and specialized engineering consultants, you can gain the technical verification you need to confidently move your project forward, or we can develop an improvement roadmap to de-risk your project and ensure maximum return on investment.

With the ability to conduct thorough analysis around all aspects of well engineering, including design, planning, cost/time estimates, risks, execution and team competency, we will work collaboratively with you to help you achieve your goals.


How we can help:

Gap Analysis

Gap analysis

By understanding your goals and ideal results, we can independently review your plan or program and highlight gaps, outline key findings and develop an improvement plan roadmap
Benchmarking

Benchmarking

Comparing your ongoing working philosophy, technical challenges or internal process against industry best practices and global standards
Follow Up Investigation

Competency assessment

Reviewing your team capabilities and understanding the company DNA, to develop an improvement plan to assess, select and develop the right team to deliver high performance results
Risk Assessment

Risk assessment

Assessing scope and process complexity, and reviewing ways to further de-risk or provide process clarity to key stakeholders
Cost Analysis

Cost analysis

Providing independent assessment of your project cost and benchmarking with industry peers and market knowledge
Program Review

Program review

Provision of independent expert support across the lifecycle well design and construction process
Interviews

Interviews

Facilitating a structured competency assessment process to meet scope expectations and selection of the fit-for-purpose team
Performance Review

Performance review

By supporting your organisation in reviewing set KPIs against the scope delivery performance, our group of experts can assist to identify improvement opportunities
Competency Assessment

Follow-up investigation

Providing an auditable verification process, to confirm actions that arose from the investigation process have been completed and assessed accordingly

The output

Our independent review process will provide you with a technical report, outlining key findings, conclusions and technical recommendations.

Once this report is accepted, an improvement plan will then be developed. This is a detailed roadmap for implementing key changes and recommendations, designed to help you achieve your goals and maximise success.

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"The energy industry has gone through a period of significant change, with redundancies happening across the globe, and as a result, the IP of companies has been reduced or eliminated. Gaining validation from a group of technical experts is therefore extremely valuable right now, to confidently progress with projects and plans in the best way possible. That’s where we can help."

Eduardo Robaina, Executive Vice President Operations

Eduardo Robaina

Eduardo Robaina

EVP Operations

eduardo.robaina@addenergygroup.com

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Drilling and Well Operations Blog

Meet our drilling and completions specialists

20 Jul 2021

Meet our drilling and completions specialists

As a leading international drilling and well engineering service and consultancy provider, Add Energy employs a team of highly skilled experts who deliver platform drilling and completion solutions globally, from our base in Perth, Australia.   

We sat down with 3 of our specialists to explore more about their role and why they do what they do:

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

Free well control response webinar:


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.