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 Carina® Sensing System) 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.

Process 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 to exhibit at the Unconventional Resources Technology Conference in Austin, TX, USA on 24-26 July, 2017

Silixa to exhibit at the Unconventional Resources Technology Conference in Austin, TX, USA on 24-26 July, 2017

Silixa will be exhibiting at the Unconventional Resources Technology Conference in Austin, TX, USA on 24-26 July, 2017 Jointly organized by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), the forum has become the premier science-based marketplace for unconventional exploration, drilling and production ideas and technologies. To see how we can expand your hydraulic fracture monitoring and seismic acquisition options please visit us at our[...]
Silixa to present on non-intrusive process metering at the SAIMM Water 2017 Conference on 11 July, 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa

Silixa to present on non-intrusive process metering at the SAIMM Water 2017 Conference on 11 July, 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa

Daniel Finfer, Silixa’s BDM Process Metering, will be presenting a case study on non-intrusive process flow metering at the Water 2017 Conference, organised by The South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy on 11 July, 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The case study, titled “Pervasive metering of minewater flows and process water using distributed acoustic sensor technology”, co-authored with Anglo-American, will reveal the details of a successful process flow metering job at an operating minewater treatment[...]
Silixa to present on process flow metering for hydrometallurigcal process control at the Hydroprocess conference in Chile on 23 June, 2017

Silixa to present on process flow metering for hydrometallurigcal process control at the Hydroprocess conference in Chile on 23 June, 2017

Daniel Finfer, Silixa’s BDM Process Metering, will present on multizone metering using the intelligent distributed acoustic sensor (iDAS) at the Hydroprocess conference in Santiago de Chile on 23rd June, 2017. Session: Session 8, Innovation, Modelling and Impurity Control in Hydrometallurgy Time and date: 12h10m on 23 June, 2017 For more information please Contact Us. Related Links: Hydroprocess ICMSE 2017   Image courtesy of:Benh LIEU SONG, Wikimedia Commons  [...]

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.

Process 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.