January – System Detail Design

Detail designed system was completed in January. The system’s algorithms to control the equipment went through extreme continuous testing by using real well data programmed into drilling simulators.

April – Lloyd’s Register Technology Qualification Process

A technology qualification exercise was conducted, and Safe Influx Automated Well Control system has received a Technology Qualification Certificate from Lloyd’s Register.   

May – RGU Founders Showcase

Safe Influx was in the final of the 2019 RGU Founders Showcase. Our Managing Director Bryan Atchison made an impressive presentation on the benefits of Safe Influx. 

June – milestone achieved

A significant milestone was achieved in the development of Safe Influx Ltd on 24th June 2019.  The Intellectual Property Agreement was agreed and signed off by Robert Gordon University, and enables Safe Influx to continue the business with the confidence and support of the university. 

“This IP agreement will create a platform for Safe Influx technology to succeed, enabling risk and cost reduction for all drilled wells”,
Bryan Atchison, Managing Director.

September – Offshore Europe 2019 

Following the success of Offshore Europe, we would like to thank everyone who came along to Safe Influx stand. We are delighted that so many people have had a chance to see and understand our new and novel technology. 

Safe Influx team at OE2019
Our Managing Director Bryan Atchison gave an interview to RGU and OETV


Over the course of a year, the Safe Influx Automated Well Control system has been designed, built and extensively tested by the Safe Influx team on the rig simulators. Additionally, it has received the Technology Qualification Certificate from Lloyd’s Register.

The next stage in Safe Influx development is the field trial. Safe Influx aims to complete the milestone of demonstrating the Minimum Viable Product (MVP) against a traditional land rig. During a week, we shall carry out further Technology Qualification and a demonstration of the Automated Well Control system to a wider industry audience.