Due to the demanding nature and challenges thrown at you during HPHT operations, it is imperative that the rig and crew are best placed to deal with the unexpected and deal with it correctly and not make things worse.  The onshore HPHT training is an important element, but where we have seen huge value being added is at the well site during initial audits and verification work of equipment, then hands-on training with the crews using the actual systems on the rig.  This, when coupled with an offshore expert coach and mentor real-time during unplanned events, makes for a very robust way of working.  The key to success here is the competence and coaching ability of the HPHT trainer/coach to engage with the whole team and not just the supervisors and onshore experts.  SSL brings that to any project.”       
HPHT Well Team Leader

Salos Sunesis Limited conducted a ‘Well Control Readiness’ audit. The audit consisted of 2 parts:

  1. Rig site audit which covers equipment, systems, procedures and personnel;
  2. Shore-based audit covers manuals and policy review.

The audit is extensive and very thorough. Salos Sunesis used highly experienced personnel who fully understood the objective of the audit and were able to fully investigate key aspects of the rig’s well control readiness.

Total recommends the use of Salos Sunesis Limited for similar well control readiness auditing and will be performing this type of audit on future rigs and well operations.

This is a useful and important audit for any Operator both for a short well campaign and for regular investigations on the readiness of the well operation of existing units. 
Total, Subsea Team Leader 

We used Salos Sunesis as our HPHT advisor on our Romeo well in the North Sea.  This was the first HPHT well we had drilled in the UK section of the North Sea.  The well was in partnership with TOTAL.  As it was our first well we wanted the best resource for HPHT training in Aberdeen and Salos Sunesis came to us highly recommended.  I am pleased to say they did not let us down.  They organised our crew training, helped with the HPHT manual and went offshore and supported our efforts.  All in all a great job.  I can recommend Salos Sunesis and will be using them again on future projects. 
Suncor Energy

Salos Sunesis worked closely with our team to assist us in delivering a significant increase in our drilling performance.  Using their performance tools and techniques they were able to transform the mind-set of the teams, which energised them to learn and then perform well beyond all our expectations.  Their performance improvement roadmap resulted in a 300%+ improvement in performance.  In simple terms Salos Sunesis left us with a legacy of people who perform better.”     
Rig Manager

Thanks again for coming to provide the excellent session, the subsurface group got a great deal out of the presented material and the inspired discussion. - HPHT Workshop
Nexen, Senior Geoscientist 

We have used SSL a number of times and they bring a degree of enthusiasm, energy and technical competence that is hard to match.                                                     
Drilling Superintendent