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. Silixaâ€™s distributed fiber optic systems, in conjunction with WellDogâ€™s existing downhole technologies and long established service record, will provide high-quality, reliable monitoring solutions in oil and gas wells around the world.
â€œThis partnership is a remarkably good fit,â€ said John Pope, PhD, president and CEO of WellDog. â€œPairing Silixaâ€™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.â€
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 WellDogâ€™s system design, installation and support services with Silixaâ€™s distributed fiber optic sensing technology and expertise to ensure safe and reliable permanent downhole monitoring.
â€œThe collaboration with WellDog will accelerate and further extend the use of Silixaâ€™s distributed fiber optic sensors,” Mahmoud Farhadiroushan, Silixaâ€™s CEO said. “Together with WellDogâ€™s existing downhole sensors, we will be able to offer a wider range of cost-effective and reliable monitoring services to clients.â€