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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 of distributed temperature and acoustics, and show how combined output of these data types can be interpreted to constrain production flow models.

For more information please contact us.

Related Links: SPE Aberdeen’s 3rd Inwell Flow Surveillance and Control Seminar – Technical Programme

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August 18th, 2017|Events, Front page|

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.

For more information please contact us.

Related Links: Oil Sands Trade Show and Conference 2017

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July 27th, 2017|Events, Front page|

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 please contact us.

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

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August 24th, 2017|Events, Front page|

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!

There will also be a presentation on 25 July, 2017 at 9.20 am in the oral sessions where the results of distributed acoustic sensing in an unconventional reservoir will be presented.

Session: Operators’ Forum: Case Studies in Unconventional Reservoir Development

Presentation title: Exploration of Case Histories of DAS Fiber-Based Microseismic and Strain Data, Monitoring Horizontal Hydraulic Stimulations Using Various Tools to Highlight Physical Deformation Processes (Part A)

Room: 17AB

For more information please contact us.

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

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July 5th, 2017|Events, Front page|

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

 

 

 

May 23rd, 2017|Events, Front page|

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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May 19th, 2017|Events, Front page|

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.

For more information please Contact Us.

Related Links: 79th EAGE Conference & Exhibition

 

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February 20th, 2017|Events, Front page|

Silixa’s DTS to help figure nature’s response to spiralling CO2 levels

Silixa is collaborating with the University of Birmingham and the Birmingham Institute of Forest Research to fill the gaps in knowledge about climate change related to higher CO2 levels.

An outdoor laboratory has been created in a Staffordshire forest where scientists are artificially injecting CO2 into the air to study the effects of a CO2-enriched environment on trees and the ecosystem as a whole.

CO2 is the source of the carbon that plants turn into organic compounds and researchers assume that heightened levels of carbon emission may have a fertilizing effect on plants boosting growth increasing their ability to buffer climate change.

However, plants’ growth is the result of a complex interplay of multiple factors, amongst which water availability is particularly critical. Faster growing plants may draw more water than the soil can currently absorb, leading to increased soil dryness.

Silixa is helping scientists to determine the amount of water available in the soil using active distributed temperature sensing techniques (Active-DTS).

Active-DTS combines distributed temperature measurements with a heat pulse sent along the optical cable. Soil water content profiles at sub-metre scale can be extracted by analysing the heating and/or cooling phases of a several kilometre long optical cable buried in the soil.

The information provided is invaluable to researchers in finding answers to how the ecosystem will respond to increased CO2 levels and what the consequences will be.

For more information please Contact Us.


May 8th, 2017|Front page, News|

Silixa joins forces with research institutes across Europe to increase field experience relevant to CO2 storage

A new project named ENOS (ENabling ONshore CO2 storage in Europe), uniting 29 organisations across 17 countries, was launched in September 2016 with the objective to increase field experience relevant to geological storage of CO2.

CO2 capture and storage (CCS) is a key climate-change mitigation technology and it offers a solution to bridge the gap to a low carbon future until the use of fossil fuels is discontinued. To date, some 50 Mt of CO2 has been safely stored underground. However, this represents only a small step (0.06%) towards international 2050 targets.

The project, coordinated by BRGM (France), strives to enhance the development of onshore CO2 storage as well as to improve techniques and tools that are used for site monitoring. Several field pilots in various geological settings will be studied in detail and best practices will be developed that stakeholders can rely on. In this way, ENOS will demonstrate that CO2 storage is safe and environmentally sound and increase the confidence of stakeholders and the public in CCS as a viable mitigation option.

Silixa’s fibre optic DTS and DAS monitoring systems will be installed in several field pilots. Utilising iDAS and a permanently installed fibre optic cable in a CO2 disposal or observation well, it is possible to acquire on-demand, time-lapse borehole seismic data which can describe the growth of the CO2 plume within the reservoir. Concerns over the integrity of the cap rock or the wellbore can be addressed by passively monitoring for potential micro-seismic events. A permanent DTS system can continuously monitor the injection of CO2 in real-time, detecting leaks and facilitating gas migration.

ENOS will run until August 2020.

For more information please Contact Us.

Related links: ENOS

CO2GeoNet

 

 

 

May 2nd, 2017|Front page, News|

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.

For more information please Contact Us.

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

 

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April 25th, 2017|Events, Front page|