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US Seismic Systems Secures Contract for All-Optical Down-hole Seismic Array

An Acorn Energy portfolio company, US Seismic Systems declared that it has received an order of over $1 million for a sensor system based on one-hundred level Ultra-High Sensitivity fiber optic, to be deployed in the oil & gas industry for down-hole seismic imaging and monitoring.

According to the CEO of US Seismic Systems, Jim Andersen, upon being deployed, the system will ensure enhanced down-hole seismic imaging of conventional as well as unconventional oil & gas fields located across the U.S. and Canada with bottom hole temperatures up to 2000 C. Three months back, US Seismic performed the sixth field trial test of its demonstration tool with SR2020 at the University of Texas Devine test well. This order has enabled the company to have a ratio of 6: 7 customer demonstrations to orders. Several weeks back following the performance of the seventh trial, the data is still being assessed by the potential customer. Additionally, this order represents a rapid integration of USSI's advanced fiber optic seismic sensor technology within the oil & gas industry.

According to the President and CEO of SR2020, Bill Bartling, USSI Fiber Optic array complements the firm’s analog seismic technology in addition to expanding its market reach to add narrow gauge boreholes and high temperature applications. When used with the proprietary tubing-conveyance system of SR2020, it offers significant technical and cost benefits than related systems based on down-hole electronics or costly wireline tractors for surveying horizontal or highly deviated wells. The new array ensures potential bonus advantages in event detection sensitivity vital for high resolution VSP imaging and precision microseismic monitoring.

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