Schlumberger acquiring fiber-optics technology firm Sensor Highway

Schumberger Oilfield Services, a unit of Schlumberger Ltd., said Thursday it is acquiring Sensor Highway Ltd. (Sensa), which provides fiber optic sensing technologies for oil and gas wells.


By the OGJ Online Staff

HOUSTON, Sept. 6 -- Schumberger Oilfield Services, a unit of Schlumberger Ltd., said Thursday it is acquiring Sensor Highway Ltd. (Sensa), which provides fiber optic sensing technologies for oil and gas wells.

Schlumberger said the acquisition expands its advanced completions and field automation services.

Peter Goode, president of Schlumberger Well Completions and Productivity, said, "This acquisition will complement our developing capability to monitor and control, in real time, the key processes in wells and production systems that optimize the revenue stream, and increase ultimate reservoir recovery.

"Sensa has already demonstrated that fiber optic sensing technologies will play a key role in ways that are only just beginning to be appreciated. Combining their best-in-class measurement capability, with the depth of our reservoir expertise and interpretation software, will provide the industry with new capabilities."

Sensa is based in Chandlers Ford, near Southampton, UK, and has offices in the major oil producing areas of the world.

Schlumberger said the Sensa has developed "fiber optic distributed temperature systems that provide a complete temperature profile along the entire length of a fiber optic cable in real time. This inherently reliable system is able to provide continuous monitoring for the lifetime of the asset."

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