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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Increased use of distributed fibre optic technology linked to spending cutbacks

Increased use of distributed fibre optic technology linked to spending cutbacks

Silixa achieved a number of milestones in proving distributed acoustic and temperature monitoring systems during 2016. The use of Silixa’s iDAS™ technology in upstream oil and gas applications has increased for borehole seismic applications. Several surveys were conducted where fibre optic enabled wirelines were conveyed into deep wells, both offshore and on land, allowing seismic data to be gathered from along the entire cable length. This has demonstrated significant benefits over geophone acquisition enabling a much[...]
Silixa to present at the 49th AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco, USA on 12 December, 2016

Silixa to present at the 49th AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco, USA on 12 December, 2016

Silixa Ltd will be presenting the results of several active distributed temperature sensing (Active-DTS) surveys at AGU 2016 in San Francisco on 12 December, 2016. The surveys were conducted using  Silixa’s ULTIMA™ DTS and XT-DTS™ to measure soil water content at high-resolution along a forested hill slope in the United Kingdom. Active-DTS is a technique that combines distributed temperature measurements with a heat pulse sent along the optical cable. Soil water content profiles can be extracted from[...]
Silixa’s XT-DTS™ now offers tunable range capability for optimised performance

Silixa’s XT-DTS™ now offers tunable range capability for optimised performance

Silixa has expanded the capabilities of the XT-DTS, the highest performance ruggedised distributed temperature sensor on the market. In addition to delivering the established high standards of resolution, accuracy and reliability and a class-leading operating temperature range of -40°C to +65°C, the latest version of the XT-DTS sensor now has a tunable range of 2, 5 & 10 km allowing an optimised performance in the harshest of environments. For more information please Contact Us.    [...]

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.