Silixa – experts in distributed sensing 2017-10-19T14:05:40+00:00
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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.

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 appoints Glynn Williams as CEO

Silixa appoints Glynn Williams as CEO

Silixa Ltd announces the appointment of Glynn Williams as CEO with effect from 16 October 2017. Glynn brings over 30 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry having held various senior level positions around the globe. His expertise extends to drilling, completions, well testing, cased hole logging and emerging disruptive technologies. Mahmoud Farhadiroushan, who successfully built Silixa from inception into the leading distributed fibre optic sensing company, will remain Executive Director, responsible for the long-term strategic planning[...]
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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[...]
Silixa to present on Fibre Optic Acoustic Sensing in Wells at the Non-seismic Geophysical Technologies and Non-Conventional Seismic Conference in London on 11 October, 2017

Silixa to present on Fibre Optic Acoustic Sensing in Wells at the Non-seismic Geophysical Technologies and Non-Conventional Seismic Conference in London on 11 October, 2017

Garth Naldrett, Silixa’s Chief Product Officer, will be presenting on Fibre Optic Acoustic Sensing in Wells at the Non-seismic Geophysical Technologies and Non-Conventional Seismic Conference in London on 11 October, 2017. Following several years of comparison around the globe, many geophysicists now accept that the quality of seismic data recorded on optical fibres is equivalent to that of geophones. Over the past three years, DAS surveys have been run on many non-conventional applications, such as carbon[...]

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.