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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 moved and rotated, or refit to pipes of different sizes and orientations as operations evolve.

Daniel Finfer’s presentation (BDM – Process Metering) will focus on the sensing method as well as its application for multizone, multifluid, non-intrusive process flow metering. He will demonstrate how this new non-invasive technology can be used to enable process control optimisation.

The 2017 Oil Sand Trade Show brings together over 400 suppliers and service companies showcasing the newest technologies, products & services in the oil sands industry.

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Related Links: Oil Sands Trade Show and Conference 2017

 

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2019-02-06T10:49:09+00:00July 27th, 2017|Events|

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 microseimic events provide significantly more information and understanding about hydraulic fracturing and allow optimisation of the completion design and well spacing.

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Related Links: SPE Workshop: Distributed Fiber-Optic Sensing for Well, Reservoir and Facilities Management

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2017-08-24T14:22:20+00:00August 24th, 2017|Events|

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 stand!

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Related Links: Unconventional Resources Technology Conference 2017, Austin, TX, USA

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2017-07-17T10:29:20+00:00July 17th, 2017|Events|

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 plant.

SAIMM is a professional institute aimed at assisting members source information about technological developments in the mining, metallurgical and related sectors.

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Related Links: SAIMM WATER 2017 Conference

 

 

 

2017-07-17T10:34:36+00:00July 17th, 2017|Events|

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

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Related Links: Hydroprocess ICMSE 2017

 

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2017-07-17T10:41:49+00:00July 17th, 2017|Events|

Silixa to exhibit at the 79th EAGE Conference & Exhibition in Paris, France on 12-15 June, 2017

Silixa will be exhibiting at the 79th EAGE Conference & Exhibition in Paris, France on 12 – 15 June, 2017.

The show is the world’s largest geoscience event that addresses key aspects of the oil & gas industry; the newest technologies, latest developments and innovative services.

To learn more about Silixa’s latest advances in distributed fibre optic technology please visit us at booth 234 or email gina.elesztos@silixa.com to arrange a meeting.

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Related Links: 79th EAGE Conference & Exhibition

 

 

 

2017-07-17T10:57:34+00:00July 17th, 2017|Events|

Silixa to present at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly in Vienna, Austria on 27 April, 2017

Silixa Ltd will be presenting the results of several active distributed temperature sensing (Active-DTS) surveys at EGU 2017 in Vienna on 27 April, 2017.

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 temperatures trends during heating and/or cooling phases.

Results from both the active DTS survey and independent in-situ and laboratory measurements will be presented, including the observed relationship between thermal conductivity and moisture content at the study site and how it compares against theoretical curves used by the AHFO methods. The spatial variability of soil thermal conductivity and soil moisture content, as observed using the different methods, will be shown and an outlook will be provided of how the AHFO method can benefit soil sciences, ground source heat pump applications and groundwater recharge estimations.

Presentation Title: Using Actively Heated Fibre Optics (AHFO) to determine soil thermal conductivity and soil moisture content at high spatial and temporal resolutions
Presentation Type: Poster Session: HS2.3.1 – Innovative sensing techniques and data analysis approaches to increase hydrological process understanding
Session Date and Time: 27 Apr 2017, 08:00-19:30
Location: Hall A, board number A.116

EGU brings together geoscientists and researchers from all over the world and provides them a forum where they can present their ideas and latest research results in the field of geoscience.

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Related Links: European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2017

 

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2019-02-06T13:04:48+00:00April 26th, 2017|Events|

Silixa presenting at the 4th Annual Offshore Well Intervention Europe Conference in Aberdeen on 27 April, 2017

Craig Milne, Silixa’s VP Oil & Gas Applications, will be presenting on Inwell Applications for Distributed Fibre Optic Sensing at the OWI Europe Conference in Aberdeen on 27 April 2017.

His presentation will focus on the latest developments in distributed acoustic sensing and will show through a case history of leak detection behind casing how distributed acoustic sensing offers conventional sensor performance simultaneously at every point along the wellbore.

Craig will also offer an overview of other applications such as seismic, microseismic and production profiling.

To learn more about Silixa’s distributed fibre optic technology please visit us at the interactive technology hall.

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Related Links: 4th Annual Offshore Well Intervention Europe Conference 2017

 

 

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2019-02-06T11:00:34+00:00April 25th, 2017|Events|

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 optic cables were buried horizontally in low permeability bare soil at Silixa’s test facilities in Elstree, UK. Silixa used its intelligent Distributed Acoustic sensor (iDAS) to perform surface seismic to capture the different arrival times of seismic waves traveling through dry and wet soil.

Francesco will present the results of the study along with a comparison of body-wave travel times as well as surface-wave dispersion. He will show how these results point at the prospect of determining site-specific relations between the soil Poisson ratio and saturation.

The study represents a major step towards the use of distributed acoustics above surface for subsurface characterisation. Potential applications include detection of areas of different hydrogeophysical properties, such as those generated by seepages in dams and liquid leaks along pipelines.

The research was conducted within the framework of both the Distributed Intelligent Heat Pulse System (DiHPS) project, funded by the British National Environmental Research Council (NERC), and  the Hi-Freq project funded by the Marie Curie H2020 Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) Consortium.

Presentation details:

Abstract ID: 270785
Abstract Title: Towards the Wetness Characterization of Soil Subsurface Using Fibre Optic Distributed Acoustic Sensing
Final Paper Number: H21A-1423
Presentation Type: Poster
Session Date and Time: Tuesday, 12 December 2017; 08:00 – 12:20
Session Number and Title: H21A: Advances in Subsurface Characterization Using Innovative Methods of Geophysics and Hydrogeology IV Posters
Location: New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center; Poster Hall D-F

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Related links: 2017 AGU Fall Meeting

 

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2017-10-18T11:24:25+00:00October 18th, 2017|Events|

Distributed acoustic sensors gaining momentum in downhole multiphase flow measurement

Distributed acoustic sensing makes it possible to monitor the acoustic field along the entire length of a standard fiber optic cable, hence becoming a recognized solution for high accuracy in-well flow surveillance, including downhole multiphase flow measurements.

Garth Naldrett, Silixa’s Chief Product Officer, presented on Silixa’s latest developments in multiphase flow metering at the Multiphase Metering and Fibre Optics Monitoring – Recent Developments and Challenges SPE Workshop in Dubai, UAE on 22-23 March 2017.

His presentation, titled From Distributed Measurement to Multiphase Flow, discussed how distributed fibre optic measurements allow the physics to be constrained in space and time and how interpretation errors can be reduced by deriving additional information from DTS and DAS.

Examples of measurements that can be derived from DAS include the speed of sound, the use of Doppler Shift and the direct measurement of flow eddies, which allow better determination of flow rates and density.  Garth’s presentation also discussed the application of these derivatives, described the methods employed and provided case studies of downhole multiphase flow measurement.

Garth also presented on Industry Solutions for Distributed Sensing Big Data Management, providing an overview of the data types generated by a typical fibre optic monitoring system and offered  insight into the range of data rates and data volumes generated.

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2017-04-10T13:24:32+00:00April 10th, 2017|Events, News|