Optasense joins Joint Industry Project at the Field Research Station

CMC Research Institutes is pleased to announce that OptaSense, a leading provider of distributed fiber-optic sensing, has signed an agreement to join the research program at the Containment and Monitoring Institute’s (CaMI) Field Research Station.

As a member of CaMI’s Joint Industry Project, OptaSense will have the opportunity to participate in leading-edge research opportunities, develop additional research objectives, and support and guide the overall research program.

Recognized performance in innovation

Support from OptaSense provides our CaMI team with the opportunity to become an integral part of their successful technology portfolio. They have established a recognized performance history in innovation, expertise in field operations and data analysis. OptaSense’s technology portfolio is complemented by a broad dedicated group of subject matter specialists who are committed to delivering assistance, resources, and operational expertise.

“We have an exciting opportunity to strengthen and expand CaMI’s research programs and service offerings as OptaSense shares their knowledge and operational capabilities with our team. Data collected by OptaSense will be of great value to our research collaborators at the University of Calgary,” says Don Lawton, director of CaMI.
“After having successfully collaborated in the past with CaMI on various OptaSense specific activities, we are excited to participate in the Joint Industry Project in a comprehensive manner. OptaSense recognizes the importance of containment and monitoring solutions and is looking forward to work with the CaMI’s scientific team on innovative ground-breaking research,” says Tony Meszaros, Managing Director of Oilfield Services for OptaSense.

About OptaSense

OptaSense, founded in 2007, provides intelligent business value through the deployment of distributed fiber-optic sensing in a wide variety of application areas, serving a global market. They’re a wholly-owned subsidiary of the QinetiQ Group, is the trusted partner for leading edge Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) solutions that reduce the cost of asset ownership by optimizing operational efficiency, performance and safety. Our DAS solutions provide real-time, actionable data, dedicated expertise and global experience to multiple industries, including oil and gas, pipeline, security, transport and utilities. Operating in over 50 countries with more than 25,000km of assets under contract, we are now monitoring and protecting some of the world’s most valuable assets

About the Containment and Monitoring Institute

The Containment and Monitoring Institute, in collaboration with the University of Calgary, have developed and operate a state-of-the-art and globally unique Field Research Station in southern Alberta where we assist innovators and industry end users to test and evaluate leading edge measurement and monitoring technologies for monitoring CO2 migration pathways underground and in the atmosphere. At the FRS, the institute operates a Joint Industry Project which offers subscribers access to data (raw and processed) results, modelling and simulation data, project reports and input on priorities of the annual research program.

The Containment and Monitoring Institute is supported through the University of Calgary’s Global Research Initiative.

About CMC Research Institutes

CMC Research Institutes is a science-based, not-for-profit corporation advancing technologies and strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in industry. Headquartered in Calgary with operations in B.C., rural Alberta and Ontario, we work with clients to advance the commercialization of technologies to monitor, capture, store and use carbon and methane. Our experts provide science-based verification, market, and techno-economic analysis, and thought leadership on the effectiveness and impact of greenhouse gas management technologies and strategies.