Well Management

Materializing well design, safely and efficiently

Reduce costs associated with drilling and well management

Ensure contracts are set up to optimize expenditure, assure quality and timely delivery of services and equipment

Assure sufficient and safe programs and procedures are implemented

Identify and effectively manage any risks associated with operations

Assure compliance with legislation and standards

Minimize environmental impact and risk

We specialize in managing well construction operations: onshore and offshore; in shallow and deep water; and in remote locations. Our personnel are highly experienced in working in unfamiliar environments, and in dealing with the logistical issues that can arise.

Drilling and Well Management Programs and Procedures

We develop detailed programs and procedures for execution of operations: rig move; drilling; casing running; cementing; logging; well testing; completion; and plug and abandonment.

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Risk and HAZOP Assessments

We facilitate and conduct risk and HAZOP assessment of design and planned operations together with the service providers and client’s representatives, and manage these throughout execution.

Applications and Reporting

We author the applications for approval to conduct drilling and well operations from the authorities, monitor compliance and report when required.

Contracting and Procurement

We assist the client in obtaining good contracts and efficient procurement to ensure competitive pricing, timely delivery and quality of services during execution.

Logistics and Coordination

We have experience from conducting logistical operations in remote locations. Efficient coordination of logistics saves costs and reduces environmental impact and risks.

Budgeting and Cost Control

We compose the budgets and AFE cost estimates for the specified activity based on our cost database, vendor proposals and client’s contracts. Invoices are controlled and disputed if in error.

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Emergency Response

We source and train an emergency response team in how to react to a range of incidents and accidents.

Advisors and Consultants

We supply our clients with our technical experts to work as integrated members of our client’s team on an ad-hoc basis.

“We were able to gain full visibility of risks associated with the design phase of our field development by the insights provided by Add Energy. We were then able to put mitigation measures in place to avoid incidents.”

Project showcase: Well management for Carnarvon Hibiscus Pty Ltd

What We Did

Our well engineering team provided technical and procurement support during the initial planning phase of the first operated offshore exploration well in Australia, Sea Lion-1 well in VIC/P57.

Add Energy also mobilized a team to handle responsibilities such as; final preparation of programs and procedures; contracts and logistics management; permitting and interaction with the authorities and regulators; operational management of the drilling operations conducted with Seadrill’s West Telesto- jack-up; and final close-out of the drilling campaign.

The Results

An operational success delivered within budget and with:

  • ZERO lost time incidents
  • ZERO environmental incidents

Key contacts

Eduardo Robaina

Eduardo Robaina

EVP Operations

eduardo.robaina@addenergygroup.com

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Service Spotlight: well operations management plans

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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.