Safely opening up energy resources several kilometres below the ocean’s surface poses major technical challenges due to immense water pressure and freezing temperatures. In addition to advanced technologies, drilling and operating wells demands strict safety procedures and rigorous design, construction and maintenance standards.
From well construction to daily operations, we monitor deep-water wells in real time using advanced sensors. This allows engineers and geologists to continuously assess conditions, identify potential risks and respond immediately, while in consultation with the drilling rig or platform crew.
In the unlikely event of an incident our underwater wells can be “capped” (sealed) and the flow controlled, either by shutting in the well or containing the oil flow.