US Sensor Systems develops fiber-optic geophone for seismic E&P

US Sensor Systems Inc. (USSI) has developed a fiber-optic geophone for oilfield seismic exploration and production.

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NORTHRIDGE, California -- US Sensor Systems Inc. (USSI) has developed a fiber-optic geophone for oilfield seismic exploration and production. The all-optical, omni-directional sensor requires no in-situ electronics, copper conductors, or electrical power.

According to the company, the sensor can provide a much clearer picture of untapped underground oil or gas, and is designed to meet the demanding performance requirements needed for permanent 4D seismic monitoring. It can be used for surface seismic (land) or marine seismic (underwater).

“With dramatically improved performance over traditional electronic geophones, it will enable producers to extract more oil from existing reservoirs by providing repeatable, higher resolution images of their oil and gas fields, which most experts agree are needed in order to meet the world’s increasing energy demands,” says Jim Andersen, CEO of US Sensor Systems.

08/11/2009

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