Drilling and Well Operations

How to manage well integrity across the lifecycle of the well

12 October 2021 posted in Training and Competency, Well Integrity

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...

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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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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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Add Energy Delivers Successful Well Integrity Training Course in Perth

26 March 2020 posted in Well Integrity

Mr. Terje Løkke-Sørensen, the Chief Technical Officer of Add Energy, delivered the company’s 4th  familiarization training course on the principles of NORSOK D-010 Well Integrity standard. A 1-day course that focused on the establishment of well barriers, including well barrier elements and how these are accepted and monitored to prevent loss of integrity that ultimately could lead to a blowout. 

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BLOG: Add Energy’s “Well Doctor” discusses Industry Optimism following Global SPE Tour

18 August 2018 posted in Well Integrity

4 Key insights from SPE Distinguished Lecturer – Dan Gibson

Add Energy’s ADDvisor and “Well Doctor”, Dan Gibson has spent the last year traveling the world for the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) as a 2016-17 Distinguished Lecturer enlightening audiences on “Decision Making Around Completions to Maximise Value”.

During his tour he scanned global markets to identify trends, speak with industry professionals and present his expertise as an ADDvisor.

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How well is your well? Four things to consider to get the most from your asset and prevent failure in the future

12 June 2018 posted in Well Integrity

It’s impossible to over emphasize just how important an effective well integrityprogram is to the safety and optimal performance of your well.

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Add Energy's "Well Doctor" and SPE Distinguished Lecturer is presenting across Africa on Completion Decision Making as part of the 2016-17 world tour with the SPE.

20 February 2018 posted in Well Integrity

Every year the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) selects a group of experts to share their expertise with society members through visits to locations around the world. This season, the SPE have selected Dan Gibson, one of Add Energy's Senior Well Integrity and Completion specialist consultants to become one of SPE's prestigious Distinguished Lecturers. During his 30 location tour, Dan will be presenting a talk on "Completion Decision Making". 

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Is it still safe?

29 June 2016 posted in Well Integrity

Add Energy recently combined several of its’ niche segments to perform a comprehensive well integrity assessment

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Heightened awareness to improve integrity

10 October 2015 posted in Well Integrity

Add Energy delivers NORSOK-D10 Well Integrity Standard Lunch & Learn to operator in Perth

While visiting Perth in October add energy’s Mr Terje Løkke-Sørensen presented a short version of the holistic NORSOK-D10 well integrity standard during a Lunch & Learn session. He addressed well integrity throughout the life cycle of a well, from well construction, through production and interventions and well abandonment. The topic is also delivered as a 2 day course focusing on well barrier elements and establishment of well barriers.

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