Silixa provides distributed fibre optic monitoring solutions with high levels of accuracy on existing or new fibre installations. Our distributed sensing solutions apply the power of real-time distributed acoustic sensing (iDAS™) and distributed temperature sensing (ULTIMA™ DTS) to measure and monitor conditions within wellbores and other assets. Our reliable results and proven track record enable our clients to make informed decisions. MORE

Distributed fibre optic sensing means a single cable can be used for multiple applications such as borehole seismic, fracture monitoring, flow profiling, leak detection, and well integrity.

Oil & Gas

Our range of downhole sensing applications and enabling technologies make Silixa the right choice for permanent reservoir and well monitoring.

Modern pipeline surveillance calls for pipeline integrity, real-time leak detection and threat identification. Optical fibre based distributed sensing revolutionises pipeline monitoring.

Pipeline Surveillance

Our technology offers continuous pipeline integrity monitoring by simultaneously detecting intrusion and leak events along the pipeline.

The Silixa Surface Flow Meter enables real-time monitoring of fluid flow within the pipe, and measures the fluid velocity for single and two-phase flow.

Flow Metering

The sensing fibre can be attached to the exterior of a pipe (non-intrusive) to monitor the fluid composition and velocity within the pipe.

Our fibre optic technologies offer opportunities for innovative sensing applications where the processes being observed operate on ranges from centimetres to kilometres.

Distributed Sensing

Our monitoring solutions provide the highest spatial & temporal resolution for data capture over large surfaces and long lengths.

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Silixa will be presenting and exhibiting at the Society of Petroleum Engineers’ Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition in Houston, TX, USA on 28-30 September, 2015

Silixa will be presenting and exhibiting at the Society of Petroleum Engineers’ Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition in Houston, TX, USA on 28-30 September, 2015

ATCE, bringing together the E&P industry’s brightest minds, is one of the biggest technical conferences that provides a forum for peer-selected papers covering technical advances, best practices, and future trends in all facets of E&P. Silixa will be presenting on Dynamic Water Injection Profiling in Intelligent Wells Using Distributed Acoustic Sensor with Multimode Optical Fibers on 29th September, 2015 at 15.45 (Room 340, Session: Downhole Monitoring, Paper number: 174865). To learn more about Silixa’s distributed fibre optic[...]
Silixa will be presenting at the 3rd Annual Global Forum on Pipeline Maintenance and Integrity Management in Berlin, Germany, on 23-25 September, 2015

Silixa will be presenting at the 3rd Annual Global Forum on Pipeline Maintenance and Integrity Management in Berlin, Germany, on 23-25 September, 2015

The conference will focus on innovative inspection & maintenance strategies that can achieve cost-effective operational excellence whilst ensuring social & environmental responsibility. Silixa will be presenting on its cutting-edge intelligent Pipeline Surveillance System (iPSS™) that utilises a single optical fibre cable and distributed sensing technology to continuously monitor oil and gas pipelines against leak and external threats to the integrity of the pipeline. The event provides a platform for industry professionals, pipeline owners & operators, service providers[...]
Silixa wins prestigious Institute of Physics Innovation Award 2015

Silixa wins prestigious Institute of Physics Innovation Award 2015

Silixa has received an Innovation Award for developing the intelligent Distributed Acoustic Sensor (iDAS™), an instrument which turns a standard optical fibre into an acoustic sensor array. The iDAS launches pulses of light into the fibre and analyses the small amount of light backscattered to determine the change in fibre strain caused by an external acoustic signal. The instrument’s novel optoelectronics architecture enables digital recording of acoustic fields with a frequency range less than 1mHz to[...]

Craig Milne, Silixa’s Vice President Oil & Gas, on Silixa’s distributed fibre optic technology for in-well applications.

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What is distributed sensing?

Distributed sensing is a technology that enables continuous, real-time measurements along the entire length of a fibre optic cable. Unlike traditional sensors that rely on discrete sensors measuring at pre-determined points, distributed sensing does not rely upon manufactured sensors but utilises the optical fibre. Read more

Distributed fibre optic sensing means a single cable can be used for multiple applications such as borehole seismic, fracture monitoring, flow profiling, leak detection, and well integrity.

Oil & Gas

Our range of downhole sensing applications and enabling technologies make Silixa the right choice for permanent reservoir and well monitoring.

Modern pipeline surveillance calls for pipeline integrity, real-time leak detection and threat identification. Optical fibre based distributed sensing revolutionises pipeline monitoring.

Pipeline Surveillance

Our technology offers continuous pipeline integrity monitoring by simultaneously detecting intrusion and leak events along the pipeline.

The Silixa Surface Flow Meter enables real-time monitoring of fluid flow within the pipe, and measures the fluid velocity for single and two-phase flow.

Flow Metering

The sensing fibre can be attached to the exterior of a pipe (non-intrusive) to monitor the fluid composition and velocity within the pipe.

Our fibre optic technologies offer opportunities for innovative sensing applications where the processes being observed operate on ranges from centimetres to kilometres.

Distributed Sensing

Our monitoring solutions provide the highest spatial & temporal resolution for data capture over large surfaces and long lengths.