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 to present on production monitoring improvements from next generation DAS in Aberdeen on 3 October 2017

Silixa to present on production monitoring improvements from next generation DAS in Aberdeen on 3 October 2017

Garth Naldrett, Silixa’s Chief Product Officer, will be presenting the latest advances in distributed fibre optic sensing and the use of these for production profiling at SPE Aberdeen's 3rd Inwell Flow Surveillance & Control Seminar in Aberdeen, Scotland on 3 October 2017. He will introduce Carina® Sensing, present the step change in measurement realised with this new sensing system, and demonstrate the opportunities presented by this technology for production flow analysis. Garth will also discuss the use[...]
Silixa to present on multizone, multifluid process flow metering at the Oil Sands Trade Show in Fort McMurray, Canada on September 13, 2017

Silixa to present on multizone, multifluid process flow metering at the Oil Sands Trade Show in Fort McMurray, Canada on September 13, 2017

Silixa’s distributed fibre optic technology enables non-intrusive flow metering of multiple water, slurry, and gas flows on multiple pipes simultaneously using a single, continuous length of optical fibre. This technology is now being used in the minerals mining industry, but has not yet been applied to oil sands operations. Oil sands operations require significant flow control and adaptive, durable sensors. Silixa’s process metering solution is achieved using low cost, non-intrusive sensing materials which can be easily[...]
Silixa to present on the use of fiber optics for microseismic monitoring in Denver, CO on 29 August, 2017

Silixa to present on the use of fiber optics for microseismic monitoring in Denver, CO on 29 August, 2017

Garth Naldrett, Silixa’s Chief Product Officer, will be presenting on the use of intelligent Distributed Acoustic Sensing for microseismic monitoring at the SPE Applied Technology Workshop on Distributed Fibre Optic Sensing in Denver, Colorado on 29 August, 2017. He will discuss how detection and localisation of microseismic events improves operator understanding concerning subsurface hydraulic fracturing dynamics. Further, he will demonstrate how use of this information allows for optimisation of completion design and well spacing. For more information[...]

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.