Fotech solutions, the down-hole technology specialists, will be exhibiting its innovative Helios® Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) technology at the Society of Petroleum Engineers Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE) on 28-30 September 2015 in Houston, Texas.

Fotech will be showcasing how DAS can add a new dimension of knowledge to various down-hole operations, including hydraulic fracturing, as well as its ability to provide real-time information for well integrity monitoring, helping engineers to mitigate the risk and cost of intervention.

DAS converts a single fibre optic cable in the casing or production tubing into the equivalent of thousands of highly sensitive sensors. By detecting the backscatter of light caused by the disturbance of acoustic vibrations, DAS allows engineers to visualise and record what is going on at every point of the well.

In the specific example of unconventional plays and hydraulic fracturing operations, Fotech’s Helios® DAS can not only enhance the safety and efficiency of the procedure by delivering an oversight of crucial processes, but also providesophisticated insights during the operation to help engineers fully optimise the frac, sooner and more efficiently.

Chris Shannon, CEO, Fotech solutions commented: “It has never been more important for the oil and gas industry to invest in technologies that will optimise processes such as hydraulic fracturing – both from an environmental and financial standpoint. The industry needs to take advantage of new tools that maximise production and improve exploration, by delivering engineers with accurate, intelligence in real-time.’’

ATCE 2015, organised by the Society of Petroleum Engineers, is an event showcasing the existing and future technologies that are revolutionising the oil and gas industry. The show brings together local and international oil and gas companies, technology and service provider’s equipment suppliers and other companies directly engaged in oil and gas production.

To see a demo of Helios DAS or meet with a Fotech spokesperson at the show, please visit stand 4116.