WellDog, Silixa launch fiber-based distributed temperature sensing product

WellDog launched its new fiber optic-based Distributed Temperature Sensing (DTS) installations and services offering at ATCE 2015 on Monday as part of its WatchDog business unit, which encompasses a comprehensive range of electrical and fiber optic solutions that monitor fracture/stimulations, production and reservoir conditions in real time.

The product stems from a newly formed partnership with Silixa, an industry leader in distributed sensing solutions. Silixa’s distributed fiber optic systems, in conjunction with WellDog’s existing downhole technologies and long established service record, will provide high-quality, reliable monitoring solutions in oil and gas wells around the world.

“This partnership is a remarkably good fit,” said John Pope, PhD, president and CEO of WellDog. “Pairing Silixa’s cutting-edge technology with our robust technology platform and fit-for-purpose system is an ideal match, providing our customers with reliable and cost-effective permanent well monitoring capabilities.”

Distributed sensing provides a greater understanding of the unconventional reservoir and its production performance. WatchDog provides a suite of fiber optic based permanent and semi-permanent monitoring systems. These systems combine the expertise of WellDog’s system design, installation and support services with Silixa’s distributed fiber optic sensing technology and expertise to ensure safe and reliable permanent downhole monitoring.

“The collaboration with WellDog will accelerate and further extend the use of Silixa’s distributed fiber optic sensors," Mahmoud Farhadiroushan, Silixa’s CEO said. "Together with WellDog’s existing downhole sensors, we will be able to offer a wider range of cost-effective and reliable monitoring services to clients.” 

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