SPE Online Education
Automated Well Control - Value Proposition
Recorded On: 10/06/2022
Machine automation is present all around us, ensuring safety, value and efficiency by optimizing processes normally managed by humans.
Automated Well Control is a new technology set to revolutionize secondary well control procedures by ensuring that in the event of an unplanned influx, a well is made safe quickly and consistently.
This webinar introduces the technology, details the reasons why the technology is required, describes how it works, and demonstrates the methodology used to show that the technology is not only a tool to enhance secondary well control, but provides a real value proposition for any well construction project.
This webinar is categorized under the Drilling and the Data Science and Engineering Analytics technical disciplines.
All content contained within this webinar is copyrighted by Bryan Atchison and its use and/or reproduction outside the portal requires express permission from Bryan Atchison.
Bryan graduated with an honours degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1988. Following two years working with a Drilling Contractor, he returned to university graduating with a Masters in Petroleum Engineering. He has held Drilling Supervisor, Engineering, Superintendent and Drilling Manager positions in Operators.
He then joined Robert Gordon University in 2017 in a business facing role delivering and creating courses that optimize the skill sets of well engineering personnel for well control and high risk critical operations using numerical drilling simulators. The university environment coupled with a career in well engineering enabled the research and development for Automated Well Control.
In 2018, Bryan co-founded Safe Influx Ltd, the first company to provide fully Automated Well Control. He is Managing Director at Safe Influx.
Deep Joshi (Moderator)
Deep Joshi is a Data Scientist at Quantum Capital Group. He has a Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering from Colorado School of Mines. Previously, he joined Corva in 2021 as an intern in 2019 and 2020 and full-time in 2021 as Research Engineer. He has a bachelor's in Petroleum Engineering from PDEU, India and a Masters in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Houston. His research focuses on Directional drilling, drilling automation, and data science.
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