Drilling, Well Engineering and Management Solutions

Assure safety, regulatory compliance and efficiency in your drilling, production and decommissioning projects

We offer world-class consultancy services and engineering support to enable both onshore and offshore exploration, drilling and production projects to be safe, clean, compliant, and profitable.


Gain access to our solutions guaranteed to:

Protect your people, assets, and the environment

Protect your people, assets, and the environment

Safeguard critical assets through the implementation of well integrity risk mitigation barriers, effective contingency planning, and enhanced competency of your people

Minimize well costs

Minimize well costs

Identify cost saving opportunities derived from decades of experience, design improvements and utilization of proven technology

Assure compliance with standards and regulations

Assure compliance with standards and regulations

Utilize independent subject matter experts to determine how to assure compliance with international standards and local regulations to mitigate risk, preserve integrity, optimize production, and avoid penalties

Optimize production

Optimize production

Maximize your economic return by identifying and implementing designs and techniques to enhance production through expert assessment and recommendations

Reduce your carbon footprint

Reduce your carbon footprint

Kickstart, facilitate or accelerate your decarbonization journey by relying on subject matter experts to assess, evaluate, and support the implementation of your carbon reduction initiatives through proven processes and independent verification.

Prepare and respond effectively to the unthinkable

Prepare and respond effectively to the unthinkable

Minimize business, safety, and environmental impact by implementing proven measures to prepare your organization for an incident, and regain control of an uncontrolled hydrocarbon release effectively

Our credentials

Our solutions span across decades and have been applied globally for onshore, offshore, HPHT, ultra-deep-water, highly regulated and remote locations, and environments. Some of our highlights include:

  • Saved $12M on one well through design optimization enabled by our RWIS hardware
  • Identified the capacity to generate $1.29M per year, per abandoned well through transition to CCS operations
  • Our well kill experts formed the core investigation team for the Deepwater Horizon, Montara and Elgin Franklin disasters
Our credentials

Key contacts

Morten Haug Emilsen

Morten Haug Emilsen

Executive Vice President – Europe

morten.haug.emilsen@addenergy.no

Ray Tommy Oskarsen

Ray Tommy Oskarsen

Senior Vice President – The Americas

ray.oskarsen@addenergy.no

Eduardo Robaina

Eduardo Robaina

Executive Vice President – Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific

eduardo.robaina@addenergygroup.com

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Drilling, Well Engineering and Management Solutions Blog

Top 5 challenges associated with effective well integrity management, and how to overcome them

26 Oct 2021

Top 5 challenges associated with effective well integrity management, and how to overcome them

Well integrity has been recognized as a vital aspect of drilling, production, decommissioning and energy transition processes for many years, with significant developments being made to improve both the construction and operational procedures throughout a well’s life cycle - not only to ensure a longer lifespan of the well, but more importantly for human and environmental safety.

How to manage well integrity across the lifecycle of the well

12 Oct 2021

How to manage well integrity across the lifecycle of the well

Well integrity sits at the core of drilling, production, decommissioning and energy transition processes, combining technical, operational and organizational solutions to maximize containment throughout the entire life cycle of a well. In other words, well integrity is what you do when nobody's looking, and takes place in every phase of the well’s life, from design right through to decommissioning and conversion many years later.

All involved parties have a shared responsibility in maintaining well integrity, from the design engineers and service providers delivering the equipment, to well construction personnel and those operating it on site.

Failing to implement a robust well integrity management system, and employing skilled people who can operate the well safely to prevent accidental releases, can have catastrophic consequences. If the well’s integrity is compromised, this can potentially lead to a blowout which in turn can result in the loss of lives, heavily pollute the environment, and affect a company financially - all three of which were seen in the blowout from the Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico.

In order to optimize well integrity management, it’s important to fully understand what it is and how it is implemented at every phase of a well’s lifecycle. To help you go about optimizing an existing well, or set up a robust integrity management system for the lifecycle of a new well, Terje Løkke-Sørensen, Add Energy’s Chief Technical Officer and co-author of the world-class NORSOK Well Integrity Standard, has shared insights into how you can effectively manage well integrity throughout its entire lifecycle...

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?