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Automated Well Control Webinar - MatthewsDaniel and Safe Influx

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Automated Well Control Webinar - MatthewsDaniel and Safe Influx
Automated Well Control Webinar - MatthewsDaniel and Safe Influx

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16 Mar 2021, 14:00

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About the Event

We are delighted to announce that Bryan Atchison and Richard Rose from Safe Influx shall be presenting a Webinar on Automated Well Control. Safe Influx is an Aberdeen based well control company that was founded in 2018 and has developed an Automated Well Control system, which identifies a kick, takes control of the necessary equipment to space out, stop drilling, and shut the well in. This presentation will give an insight into the human factors associated with the loss of well control, and how the risk of a blowout can be significantly reduced when removing the requirement for human intervention. During the presentation, Bryan and Richard will explain how their patented automated well control system works and highlight the benefits of drilling or working over a well with an automated system in place, which are not only limited to improved safety.

They will also discuss their detailed Total Cost of Risk (TCoR) model, a global database of kick frequencies, blowout frequencies, blowout durations, blowout damage levels and frequencies, environmental spill frequencies and clean-up costs, fatality frequencies, asset repair costs and human factor issues, which can be used to produce a risked cost of well control for single or multiple wells.

The Webinar will begin with a brief introduction on the development of blowouts, the more commonly used well control detection and reaction methods, and standard control of well insurance coverage, which will be presented by Jake Hannath of MatthewsDaniel.

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

This Webinar can be included as part of your CII / Personal Finance Society CPD requirement should you consider it relevant to your professional development needs. If you have any queries regarding the Webinar, please contact Jake Hannath at

Speakers Bios:

Bryan Atchison

Bryan is Managing Director and a Co-Founded of Safe Influx. He originally graduated with Honours as a Mechanical Engineer at Aberdeen University, and holds a MSc in Petroleum Engineering from Heriot-Watt University. From 1981, Bryan has been working in the oil and gas industry, predominantly in the UK and Denmark. He is an experienced project manager in drilling, well engineering and offshore operations. His operations management has covered most technical challenges within the North Sea and Atlantic frontier. Bryan was previously Wells Manager for Valiant Petroleum and Silverstone in the UK, and Drilling and Wells Excellence Manager of Energy Transition Institute at Robert Gordon University.

Richard Rose

Richard is Development Director at Safe Influx. He graduated with Honours as a Civil Engineer from Bristol University, and worked in the oil and gas industry for over 38 years, 28 of which were at BP and the remainder at Talisman (now Repsol Sinopec). Richard has extensive experience both on and offshore, predominantly in wells, and his skill set includes those gained during project management, organisational management, contract management and well decommissioning. Richard worked on projects in the UK and internationally, in Norway, Abu Dhabi and Trinidad. He is a Chartered Engineer and a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

Jake Hannath

Jake works as a Senior Loss Adjuster at MatthewsDaniel. He graduated with a degree in Geology from Royal Holloway University of London, following which he gained experience in the oilfield working as a mudlogger with Baker Hughes in the UK sector of the North Sea. During this time he worked on jack-up and semi-submersible drilling rigs for various Operators, where his responsibilities included well control monitoring duties, engineering and drilling data analysis, and geological and hydrocarbon evaluation. Jake made the transition to loss adjusting joining MatthewsDaniel in 2014 and has worked primarily on upstream oil and gas claims around the world. Jake has been a member of the Marine & Energy U35's committee since January 2020.

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