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Silixa will be presenting and exhibiting at the Society of Petroleum Engineers’ Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition in Houston, TX, USA on 28-30 September, 2015

ATCE, bringing together the E&P industry’s brightest minds, is one of the biggest technical conferences that provides a forum for peer-selected papers covering technical advances, best practices, and future trends in all facets of E&P.

Silixa will be presenting on Dynamic Water Injection Profiling in Intelligent Wells Using Distributed Acoustic Sensor with Multimode Optical Fibers on 29th September, 2015 at 15.45 (Room 340, Session: Downhole Monitoring, Paper number: 174865).

To learn more about Silixa’s distributed fibre optic technology please visit us at booth 4051 or email to arrange a meeting.

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2016-12-09T10:18:00+00:00 April 23rd, 2015|Events, Front page|

Silixa enters into strategic partnership with WellDog covering fibre optic installation work in North America and Australia

The agreement will ensure that new installations in the unconventional sector will be able to benefit from Silixa’s cutting-edge distributed acoustic and temperature monitoring technology.

Mick Longton, Silixa’s Commercial Director, said: “We are extremely pleased to have signed this agreement with our strategic business partner in the United States. Our company focus is to give our clients access, through fibre optic cables, to effective and reliable monitoring services that will increase and optimise their production, extend their asset life span and bring cost reduction. This collaborative agreement will allow fibre services to be combined with the proven services supplied by WellDog, such as continuous monitoring of bottomhole pressure and temperatures, and completion optimisation. The complementary technologies will expand the options available to our clients to improve reservoir management.”

Silixa, based in the United Kingdom and operating worldwide, has a proven track record in providing distributed fibre optic monitoring solutions with high levels of accuracy on existing or new fibre installations. Silixa’s distributed sensing solutions apply the power of real-time intelligent distributed acoustic sensing (iDAS™) and distributed temperature sensing (ULTIMA™ DTS) to measure and monitor conditions within wellbores and other assets.

WellDog, an energy-focused technical services company, has built its reputation for adapting innovative technology to create practical, easy-to-adopt technical solutions for key resource evaluation and production challenges.

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2016-12-09T10:18:00+00:00 September 16th, 2015|Front page, News|

Silixa will be exhibiting at the 77th EAGE Conference & Exhibition in Madrid, Spain, on 1-4 June, 2015

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 distributed fibre optic technology please visit us at booth 261 or email to arrange a meeting.

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77th EAGE Conference & Exhibition 2015

2016-12-09T10:18:00+00:00 February 11th, 2015|Events|

Silixa will be exhibiting at the annual Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, USA on 4 -7 May, 2015

Our team is looking forward to hosting you at our booth and presenting you the latest advancements in pipeline surveillance.

Silixa’s distributed fibre optic sensing makes it possible for operators to detect intrusion and locate leaks within minutes of their occurrence hence minimising the time-to-detection and bringing down intervention costs. Our intelligent Pipeline Surveillance System (iPSS) offers unrivalled sensitivity & positional accuracy which cannot be achieved using other technologies.

To learn more about our distributed fibre optic monitoring solutions visit us at booth 1067 or to arrange a meeting please contact

We look forward to seeing you!

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Offshore Technology Conference 

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2016-12-09T10:18:00+00:00 March 27th, 2015|Events|

Silixa to present at the GeoConvention 2015: New Horizons in Calgary, Canada on 6 May, 2015

Mick Longton, Silixa’s Commercial Director, will present on the potential of utilizing the intelligent Distributed Acoustic Sensor (iDAS™) and existing singlemode and multimode optical fibres for monitoring reservoir characteristics at the GeoConvention 2015: New Horizons in Calgary, Canada at 3.50 pm on 6 May, 2015. (Room: Telus 101-102)

Mick’s presentation will address the recent growth in need for distributed acoustic sensing based in-well applications, such as seismic surveys, flow profiling, frack operations and identification of well integrity issues.

With the proven ability to run the intelligent Distributed Acoustic Sensor (iDAS) on multimode (MM) fiber cables, a large number of wells in Canada which are currently instrumented with multimode (MM) optical fiber cables for Distributed Temperature Sensing (DTS) can now be utilized for a number of acoustic wellbore monitoring applications including three dimensional vertical seismic profiling (3D-VSP). Mick will present examples of iDAS measurements for a number of different optical fiber cable installations and compare the results of single-mode and multimode fibers with geophones.

GeoConvention 2015 is a geoscience-focused annual convention that provides a platform for industry professionals to expand their scientific horizons within the fields of geology, geophysics and well-logging by learning about the latest cutting edge technologies.

The three day event, which includes an exhibition and a technical program, will take place at the Telus Convention Centre on 4-6 May, 2015 in downtown Calgary.

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GeoConvention 2015: New Horizons

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2016-12-09T10:18:00+00:00 March 27th, 2015|Events|

Silixa presenting at SPIE.DSS 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA on 23 April, 2015

Silixa will be presenting on distributed fibre optic temperature and distributed fibre optic acoustic sensing for remote and harsh environments at SPIE.DSS 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland on 23 April, 2015. (Paper 9491-13, Session 4: Optical Sensing Technology for Harsh Environments II, time: 2:10:00 PM.)

Advances in opto-electronics and associated signal processing have enabled the development of optical fibre distributed acoustic and temperature sensors. Unlike systems relying on discrete optical sensors a distributed system does not rely upon manufactured sensors but utilises passive custom optical fibre cables resistant to harsh environments, including high temperature applications.

The use of Silixa’s iDAS and DTS systems in surface, seabed, and downhole applications allows a continuum of benefits extending to condition and integrity monitoring, all using the same optical fibre cable.

SPIE.DSS, the most important technical conference on optics, imaging, and sensing for defence, security, industry, health, and the environment, will host around 6,000 scientists and researchers from all over the world.

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2016-12-09T10:18:00+00:00 April 14th, 2015|Events|

Silixa to Attend the Third EAGE Workshop on Permanent Reservoir Monitoring in Oslo, Norway on 16-19 March, 2015

Silixa will be attending the Third EAGE Workshop on Permanent Reservoir Monitoring on 16-19 March, 2015, in Oslo, Norway.

The event will focus on life-of-field seismic using permanently installed fibre-optic cables. Permanent reservoir monitoring has witnessed a recent increase in activity with projects both in the Americas (Brazil) and Europe (Norway).

Silixa’s highest sensitivity fibre-optic PRM solutions allow for reservoir tracking in unprecedented detail.

For more information please Contact Us.

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Third EAGE Workshop on Permanent Reservoir Monitoring

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2015-04-24T12:18:56+00:00 January 15th, 2015|Events|

Silixa Ltd Named as UK’s Second Fastest Growing Electronics Company in the 2014 Deloitte Technology Fast 50

Silixa Ltd., the global provider of industry leading distributed fibre-optic monitoring solutions, came second in Deloitte’s annual ranking of the UK’s 50 fastest-growing technology companies in the electronics category. The ranking is based on revenue growth rates over the last five years.

Apart from being second in the electronics category, the company’s growth rate also placed Silixa as the 21st fastest growing company in the overall category in the UK.

The Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50, internationally acknowledged as one of the most important business awards, recognises the very best of the technology sector in the UK.

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2014-11-28T16:15:53+00:00 November 24th, 2014|News|

Silixa announces ruggedised XT-DTS™ release

London, 14 April 2014 – Silixa Ltd announces the release of the XT-DTS, the highest performance, ruggedised distributed temperature sensor currently on the market. Designed for remote and hostile environments, the unit collects extremely fine resolution data over a class-leading operating temperature range of -40°C to +65°C.

The XT-DTS, the latest addition to the company’s ULTIMA™ DTS family, is a low power DC-operated sensing unit that matches the superior performance and reliability delivered by the ULTIMA™ DTS. With its ruggedised nature, the XT-DTS offers a new level of insight into previously unobtainable data collected in the harshest of environments.
The system can be configured and controlled remotely via a wireless or satellite link enabling remote data collection. It also contains a self-calibrating utility and on-board solid state storage.

The unit comes with four channels with a sampling resolution of only 25 centimetres and spatial resolution down to 60 centimetres over a measurement length of up to 10 kilometres. The XT-DTS™ has a minimum measurement time of 5 seconds. It achieves a temperature resolution that is better than 0.1oC at 5 km in less than 3 minutes. This temperature resolution can be further improved to 0.01oC by employing longer measurement intervals.

Dr Michael Mondanos, Vice President Industrial Applications, said: “Silixa has developed a powerful, ruggedised, remote logging tool that offers the established high standard of resolution, accuracy and reliability of our ULTIMA DTS, but over a class-leading temperature range. This pushes the limits of distributed fibre optic temperature sensing, opening up new deployment possibilities. The XT-DTS will enable effective asset optimization and environmental risk management even in previously inaccessible environments.”

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2016-12-09T10:18:01+00:00 April 14th, 2014|News|

Silixa Ltd Named as UK’s Fastest Growing Electronics Company in the 2013 Deloitte Technology Fast 50

Silixa, the global provider of best-in-class distributed fibre optic solutions, has been named as UK’s fastest growing electronics company in the prestigious Deloitte Fast 50 Awards.

The ranking is based on revenue growth over the last five years, during which Silixa grew 1118%. Apart from being number one in the electronics category, this growth rate also placed Silixa as the 19th fastest growing company in the overall category in the UK.

The UK Fast 50, recognised internationally as one of the most important business awards, is one of the UK’s foremost technology awards programmes, and it acknowledges the 50 fastest growing technology companies in the UK.

“To be named as the fastest growing UK electronics company in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 is a great achievement for Silixa. I believe this recognition, as well as Silixa having been selected as one of the finalist in the Best Visualization and Collaboration Category for the World Oil Awards earlier this year is a testimony to our capabilities and our dedication to the industry. 2013 has been an exciting year for us! “said Mahmoud Farhadiroushan, Silixa’s co-founder and CEO.

About Silixa:

Established in 2007, Silixa Ltd. provides distributed fibre optic solutions that can provide unique benefits for tackling a multiplicity of challenges across a number of industrial markets.

With an investment backing from Lime Rock Partners, Chevron Technology Ventures, and Statoil Technology Invest, the company has been rapidly growing and expanding its business in the global energy, security and environmental monitoring markets.
With headquarters and research facilities in London, United Kingdom, and an operational base in Houston, USA, Silixa operates globally, across five continents.

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2016-12-09T10:18:01+00:00 November 28th, 2013|News|