Silixa LLC’s joint proposal for Fiber-Optic Geophysical Monitoring of Reservoir Evolution at the FORGE Milford Site, led by Rice University, selected to enter final negotiations for award by the FORGE Utah team

Silixa LLC is pleased to announce our joint proposal “Fiber-Optic Geophysical Monitoring of Reservoir Evolution at the FORGE Milford Site”, led by Rice University, was selected to enter final negotiations for award by the FORGE Utah team.

Silixa’s leading distributed sensing based geothermal data solution will be a primary tool deployed downhole for characterization and optimization of the EGS reservoir over the 3 year project period. The ability to operate in harsh, high temperature environments and provide a dense DAS, DSS & DTS sensing array giving unparalleled performance allows Silixa’s sector matched specialist teams to deliver leading data solutions that continuously characterize the evolution of reservoir mechanics.

We look forward to working with the entire project (Rice University, California State University – Long Beach, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the University of Oklahoma, Class VI Solutions) and FORGE Utah teams to develop the tools and methodology needed to facilitate widespread commercialization of clean, renewable, base load power from EGS reservoirs.

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2021-02-26T10:27:53+00:00February 26th, 2021|News|

Silixa enters into strategic partnership with Altus Intervention AS for the North Sea region

Silixa is pleased to announce that the company has entered into a strategic partnership with Altus Intervention AS for the North Sea region,  effective immediately.

Silixa’s data driven solutions from the highest fidelity distributed acoustic and temperature sensing systems combined with Altus powered mechanical services allow for a step change in efficiency.  The combined strengths enable deployment, data acquisition, challenge visualisation and mechanical adjustment all in a single run in hole.

The Silixa’s precision engineered Carina® Sensing System, enabled by Constellation™ fibre, delivers 20dB or 100 x improvement in signal to noise ratio compared to other DAS systems. This breakthrough performance enables to transform a conventional e-line or slickline unit into a high-precision Distributed Fibre Optic Sensor, acquiring data from every point along the length of the well simultaneously and continuously without the need to move the logging cable. This eliminates the need for multiple passes of time and depth matched logging and ensures substantial cost savings by reducing the logging time.

The system’s high sensitivity also enables faster recognition of parameters that describe well performance and serves to substantially improve the quality and efficiency of core applications including production or injection profiling and well diagnostics.

Amer Khayyat, Silixa’s VP, said: “We are extremely pleased to have signed this agreement with our strategic business partner in the North Sea region.  Combining Silixa’s Carina-enabled technology with conventional downhole sensors, gauges and powered mechanical services can provide converging multi-physics answers to downhole issues and affect the solution in a seamless manner.”

“A collaborative approach between service companies is key for our industry and we are proud to integrate our people, resources and expertise with Silixa in order to maximise efficiency for our clients. This is a key part of our Integrated Service Delivery Model.” Cathrine Bjaarstad, President for Altus Intervention, Scandinavia.

About Silixa

Silixa is the global leading provider of fibre-powered data solutions that address the most critical measurement challenges in the Oil & Gas, Subsea, Mining, Environmental and Infrastructure Sectors. The company’s complete suite of integrated distributed fibre optic technologies offers dense array data sets of the highest fidelity, enabling operators to gain actionable insight into their assets and systems to increase efficiency, prevent loss, reduce operational costs and extend lifespans.

About Altus Intervention AS

Altus Intervention is a leading provider of well intervention services and technology to the oil & gas industry. The Company has in recent years invested more than NOK 1 billion in Technology R&D and tool capacity. Headquartered in Norway employing approximately 1,100 people across 12 countries.








2021-02-12T15:27:06+00:00February 11th, 2021|News|

Silixa announces the launch of Carina® 100XLog, enabling faster data-driven decision making to improve well productivity with a reduced carbon footprint

Silixa announces the launch of Carina 100XLog, the high-efficiency retrievable fiber optic well logging service that visualizes entire well dynamics in real-time much more rapidly than conventional technologies.

The service provides reliable answers at the wellsite to enable more efficient interventions, quicker remediations and a reduction in downtime, intervention duration and cost, leading to improved well productivity and a reduced carbon footprint.

Unlike traditional intervention surveillance technologies, Carina 100XLog delivers continuous, ULTRA HD real-time data acquired along the entire length of the wellbore simultaneously. This enables the diagnosis of complex flow regimes and leak paths that conventional technologies struggle to quickly identify, significantly reducing the well logging time and deferred production. This allows operators to maximise field productivity.

The underlying technology, the precision engineered Carina® Sensing System, enabled by Constellation™ fibre, has 100 times better signal to noise ratio than any other DAS system. This breakthrough performance, coupled with the company’s edge analytics and processing workflows, allows for faster recognition of parameters that describe well performance. Quantitative multiphase flow allocations are also enabled with advanced and unique data processing workflows.

The service can be deployed easily with multiple conveyance options such as wireline, slickline or coiled tubing. The cable will seamlessly interface with any vendor’s existing wireline deployed electromechanical tractors to allow deployment into the extended reach horizontal wells of today.

With the ability to visualize the entire well at once, and then zoom in on the zones of particular interest, Carina 100xLog can help reduce the time spent on a typical intervention by up to 50%, saving 3 to 5 days of lost production, and ensuring a significant reduction in the carbon footprint compared to conventional techniques.

With unrivalled sensing capability, the system maximizes field productivity with a reduced carbon footprint.







2021-02-09T13:27:38+00:00February 9th, 2021|News|

Silixa introducing two new distributed sensing-based innovations at the First EAGE Geophysical Monitoring Technology Conference and Exhibition on 1-4 March 2021

Join us at the 2nd EAGE Fibre Optic Sensing workshop, part of the 1st EAGE GeoTech Conference and Exhibition, on 1-4 March 2021. We will be presenting on our latest cutting-edge innovations with the addition of our high-resolution Distributed Strain Sensor and novel Fibre RulerTM.

Mahmoud Farhadiroushan, Silixa’s Executive Director, will be one of the keynote speakers presenting on our Integrated Distributed Fibre Optic Sensing System for Reservoir and Subsidence Monitoring on 1st March 2021.

Our Constellation™ fibre enabled Carina® Sensing System, with 20dB or 100x improvement to SNR compared to standard fibre, has introduced a step change in reservoir monitoring. It enables us to accurately measure seismic velocity changes in the formation along the wellbore, monitor minute ground strain and motions on picometer scale, as well as measure the gradual build-up of low-frequency strain along the wellbore.

To add to this already ground-breaking capability, we are now  introducing two advanced distributed sensing capabilities for long-term monitoring, a high-resolution Distributed Strain Sensor (DSS) and a novel optical “Fibre Ruler”.

Mahmoud will describe how Silixa’s integrated distributed sensing systems enable to combine the time-lapsed seismic data, low-frequency strain, high-resolution static strain and the new precision Fibre Ruler data to monitor the structural changes in the reservoir, such as resulting in subsidence, and evaluate the rock “R” factor, or as we propose, the distributed Rock Index “RI” factor.

Our second presenter, Craig Milne, VP Development and Engineering, will be presenting on “Engineered Distributed Acoustic Flow Profiling Sensing Solutions” on 1st March. He will describe how Silixa’s DAS-based flow profiling solution can directly monitor flow. In its basic form, it is a useful dynamic flow assurance tool, but with further processing of the data it gets closer to a quantitative metering tool. Ongoing development has the goal to make it a rapidly deployable, retrofittable and intrinsically safe metering solution that can be daisy-chained across multiple flow zones over an extended range.

EAGE’s  1st Geophysical Monitoring Technology Conference and Exhibition is dedicated to the use of geophysical monitoring solutions and technologies in a wide range of subsurface, reservoir and production challenges. EAGE GeoTech 2021 will bring together leading experts in geoscience, reservoir engineering, drilling and data science to tackle some of the major challenges facing the industry.

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2021-02-05T11:53:16+00:00February 5th, 2021|Events, News|
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