Drilling and Well Operations

Meet our drilling and completions specialists

20 July 2021 posted in Well Integrity, People and Business Updates, General Drilling and Wells, Well Engineering and Management

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:

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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 posted in Well Kill Support, Well Integrity, Blowout Contingency Planning, Well Control and Blowout Contingency, General Drilling and Wells

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.  

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Solving the diagnostic puzzle of blowouts

5 May 2021 posted in Well Kill Support, Well Control and Blowout Contingency, General Drilling and Wells

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.

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

9 February 2021 posted in Well Integrity, General Drilling and Wells

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.

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Behind the scenes with the Deepwater Horizon Investigation team

9 February 2021 posted in Well Control and Blowout Contingency, General Drilling and Wells

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?

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Boosting production amid a cost-conscious environment

20 January 2021 posted in General Drilling and Wells

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.  

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Advice for the next generation of drilling and well engineers, gained from 35 years in the oil and gas industry

12 January 2021 posted in General Drilling and Wells

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.  

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5 daily habits of an effective Drilling Manager

21 October 2020 posted in General Drilling and Wells

It takes a highly motivated, dynamic and experienced individual to be a successful Drilling Manager. Not only do Drilling Managers have to ensure drilling operations are carried out in accordance with approved procedures and industry standards, but it is key for this to be completed in the most efficient and effective way possible.

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A perspective on the Asia Pacific energy sector, with EVP of operations, Eduardo Robaina

20 January 2020 posted in General Drilling and Wells

Companies are investing more and more into innovation as the landscape of the energy industry shifts into new ways of working. Looking at the Asia Pacific area specifically, we have seen an upturn in LNG development and a requirement for more outsourced support to organisations and operators.

With Add Energy having recently developed key partnerships in this area, we spoke to Eduardo Robaina, Executive Vice President of Operations, about the innovations, achievements and future of the energy sector and Add Energy in the Asia Pacific region.

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Efficient removal of downhole debris

24 May 2016 posted in General Drilling and Wells

Add Energy enables efficient wellbore clean-up through accurate upfront modelling

The deposition of sand and solids in wellbores is a major concern for producing assets around the world. The impact is often severe for long reach horizontal wells, and small improvement in debris removal can have significant impact on the production output from the well. Our clients have been interested in upfront modelling that can support effective cleanout.

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