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Automated Well Control System Tested

Oct 17, 2019

An Automated Well Control system has been field trialed on a land rig in Aberdeen, a world first, according to the technology's developer Safe Influx.With funding support from Oil and Gas Technology Center (OGTC), the “drilling module” was implemented and proven in the field on the Weatherford land rig in Aberdeen earlier this month. Interfaced with the 40-year-old traditional land rig, the system was put through a series of tests under different operational requirements…

SNEPCo Wraps Up Remotely Controlled Well Completion Op Offshore Nigeria

Feb 27, 2024

Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) has performed the first remotely controlled well completion operation at Bonga field, offshore Nigeria.The operation was conducted at the Bonga field, in 1,060 meters water depth. The…

Vår Energi Hires AGR for Well Control Work Offshore Norway

Feb 06, 2024

AGR, part of Oslo-listed marine consultancy ABL Group, has been awarded a long-term contract for the provision of blowout and well control studies and associated services to Vår Energi’s activities on the Norwegian continental shelf.Under the framework agreement…

Optime Subsea Tests Wireless Comms System for Well Completion Operations

Jul 14, 2023

Norway-based Optime Subsea said Friday it had successfully tested and qualified a high-speed wireless communication system for the completion of subsea wells. 'The wireless communication system, part of Optime Subsea’s Remotely Operated Controls Systems (ROCS)…

Offshore Safety Regulations Must Reflect Sound Engineering Practices And Design, NOIA Says as DOI Proposes Changes to Well Control Rule

Sep 13, 2022

The U.S. Department of the Interior on Monday announced proposed revisions to the 2019 Well Control Rule, 'to ensure offshore oil and gas operations on the Outer Continental Shelf are conducted with the utmost safety and oversight standards…

WTS Energy, Hiber to Roll out Satellite Tech for Oil and Gas Well Monitoring

Jul 09, 2021

Industrial IoT as-a-service company Hiber said Thursday it was partnering with oil and gas services firm WTS Energy, to roll out its well integrity monitoring solution globally. 'As part of a strategic joint venture with WTS Energy, Hiber has developed HiberHilo…

Safe Influx Granted UK Patent for Automated Well Control Tech

Jan 06, 2021

Aberdeen based well control company Safe Influx Ltd has been granted a patent by the United Kingdom Patent Office covering its Automated Well Control technology.'The patent secures key elements of Automated Well Control technology, including a wide range of modules using the same technology…

Honeywell Builds ICSS for BP Offshore Platform

Nov 24, 2019

The U.S. engineering and automation conglomerate Honeywell International said that it has been chosen to design and deliver an integrated control and safety system (ICSS) to remotely support BP’s Cassia compression platform located offshore Trinidad and Tobago…

Weatherford Wins Four-year Deal with Petrobras

Oct 02, 2019

Oilfield services company Weatherford International announced it has secured a contract with Brazilian-based multinational corporation Petróleo Brasileiro S.A., more commonly known as Petrobras, to deliver 24 Optimax deep-set safety valves in the next four years…

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