An Acorn Energy company, US Seismic Systems declared that it has achieved additional order for its ultra-high sensitivity fiber-optic based sensor array.
This array has been developed for being adopted by the University of Calgary's Department of Geoscience researchers for permanent carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) monitoring. CCS is the technology behind capturing CO2 from power plants and various other industrial plants. CO2 will then be infused within deep subsurface geological formations, thereby preventing its entry into the atmosphere to fight climate change.
According to the CEO of US Seismic Systems, Jim Andersen, , the University of Calgary informed them that for this particular application, legacy technology will not suit because of cost, temperature limitations and the need for permanent installation. Ultra High Sensitivity fiber optic technology is capable of being used in a permanent installation with improved reliability and cost-efficiency and hence is an exclusive technology in the world of oil & gas exploration. Association with Dr. Malcolm Bertrand at the University of Calgary, Earth Sciences Department drives the company’s technology on a worldwide basis.
The CEO of Acorn Energy, John Moore anticipates that permanently embedded fiber optic seismic sensors will monitor conventional oilfields in the future.
US Seismic Systems develops, produces and commercializes fiber optic sensing systems and solutions for the Energy and Defense markets. Based on all-optical fiber sensing technology, USSI develops its advanced sensors. The sensor system is created by combining the proprietary optical fiber and electronics of USSI. The company’s next-generation sensors cost-effectively substitute electronic-based sensor systems.