Well Kill Support

Emergency expert advice and well control support

Well kill emergency response number

Reduce business, environmental and safety impacts of a hydrocarbon release

Receive expert advice to efficiently control a blowing well

Bolster your well kill taskforce with experienced experts offering proven solutions

Minimize costs associated with well kill operations

Minimize business, safety and environmental impact by implementing proven measures to regain control of an uncontrolled hydrocarbon release

Services offered by Add Energy:

  • Planning and Evaluation of Dynamic Kill using OLGA® Well Kill software. Learn more.
  • Well Kill Hardware
  • Well Intervention Analysis
  • Incident Response
  • Incident Diagnostics
  • Design of Kill Methods
  • Supervision of Kill Operations
  • Relief Well Design
  • Well Trajectories
  • Ranging Strategies
  • Intersection Methods

“The expert advice provided by Add Energy’s well kill specialists enabled us to tap into experienced analysis to reduce the time it took to regain control of an incident in the Gulf of Mexico”

Project Showcase: Dynamic kill simulations, Macondo

What We Did

The operator contracted and deployed Add Energy’s experts to support the well kill of the Macondo Blowout in the Gulf of Mexico. Add Energy performed dynamic simulation analysis, planning and evaluations which were key for a successful kill operation.

The Result

The top kill and the dynamic kill operations relied 100% on input from Add Energy’s dynamic simulations.

Key contacts

Morten Haug Emilsen

Morten Haug Emilsen

EVP - Well Control and Blowout Support

morten.haug.emilsen@addenergy.no

Our experience

Our experts have provided Well Kill support and strategic advice on more than 70 incidents, including the Montara, Macondo, Elgin and the Porter Ranch blowouts.

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