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Redefining the limits of what is possible, we improve performance, reduce operational costs and extend the lifespan of any asset. Applying the power of the world’s highest performing distributed acoustic (iDAS™ and Carina® Sensing System) and temperature sensing (ULTIMA™ DTS, XT-DTS) technologies, we deliver distributed fibre optic monitoring solutions on both new and existing cable installations with the highest levels of accuracy in the industry. 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.

Silixa’s Process Metering enables non-invasive flow measurement in several pipes simultaneously using a single, continous length of optical fibre.

Process Metering

Non-intrusive metering for all plant flows with a single fibre, regardless of pipe material or flow type.

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 present at AGU’s Fall Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana on 13 December 2017

Silixa to present at AGU’s Fall Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana on 13 December 2017

Join the Fiber-Optic Distributed Acoustic Sensor (DAS) for Geophysical and Industrial Applications session to learn about the use of DAS for novel geophysical or industrial applications at AGU in New Orleans, Louisiana on 13 December 2017. Distributed acoustic sensing provides a flexible and large sensing aperture for acquiring high resolution acoustic data in time and space. The use of DAS in the industry for flow profiling, high resolution borehole/surface seismic imaging, micro-seismic monitoring for fractures has[...]
Silixa to present at AGU’s Fall Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana on 12 December 2017

Silixa to present at AGU’s Fall Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana on 12 December 2017

Francesco Ciocca, Silixa’s Environmental Engineer, will be giving a presentation on the use of fibre optic acoustic sensing for hydrogeophysical soil subsurface characterization on 12 December 2017. Research indicates that surface seismic methods can characterize the hydrogeochemical properties of soil in a controlled environment; however, no technology has been proven outside a controlled environment. Silixa conducted a study in the United Kingdom to test the exciting potential of utilising distributed acoustic sensing for hydrogeophysical soil layer characterization. Fibre[...]
Anglo American leverages Silixa’s process metering technology to win smart technology sustainability prize

Anglo American leverages Silixa’s process metering technology to win smart technology sustainability prize

Anglo American FutureSmart MiningTM wins “Best Use of Smart Technology for Sustainability” award at Mines and Technology 2017 London, 5 December 2017 Anglo American (LSE:AAL) has been awarded the prize for best use of smart technologies in sustainability at the 2017 edition of Mines and Technology. The prize, which was accepted for Anglo American by Donovan Waller (Group Head of Technology Development), was presented last week at a Gala dinner in London. This award was presented in[...]

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.