QUEBEC CITY, June 7, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - Opsens Inc. ("Opsens") (TSXV:
OPS) is pleased to announce receipt of an order to instrument one
high-temperature Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage ("SAGD") well and two
high-temperature observation wells.
In the SAGD well, Opsens' OPP-W high-temperature optical pressure and
temperature sensor will be combined to a high-temperature Distributed
Temperature Sensing System ("DTS") to be encased in coil tubing for
deployment to the toe of the horizontal well.
In the two observation wells, a combination of Opsens' high-temperature
optical temperature sensor, the OTP-W, and a high-temperature DTS will
be deployed. Opsens' wholly-owned Edmonton-based operating unit, Opsens
Solutions Inc. ("Opsens Solutions"), will perform the installations on
the SAGD well and the observation wells. These orders of combined OPP-W
and DTS installations are becoming increasingly popular as they provide
a complete profile to optimize and improve well management.
"Our products and services are excellent fits for both applications. At
the end of the day, our customers demand accurate, reliable,
continuous, real-time pressure and temperature measurement in an
extremely harsh environment. That is exactly what our Team and products
provide", said Opsens Solutions President, Darren Wiltse.
In thermal recovery processes, Opsens' OPP-W fiber optic sensor system
provides oil sands producers with reliable real-time downhole pressure
and temperature information about their SAGD wells during operation.
The ability to accurately control bottomhole pressure at high
temperatures for artificial lift systems such as electrical submersible
pumps allows SAGD operators to improve steam/oil ratios and to reduce
operating and lifting costs. For multiple well operations, this can
provide millions of dollars in savings by reducing water treatment
costs, optimizing natural gas consumption as it pertains to steam
generation and enhancing the run time of artificial lift systems.
About Opsens Inc. (www.opsens.com)
Opsens is a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of a wide range
of fiber optic sensors and associated signal conditioners based on
proprietary patented and patent pending technologies. Opsens' sensors
provide long-term accuracy and reliability in the harshest
environments. Opsens provides sensors to measure pressure, temperature,
strain and displacement to original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and
end-users in the oil and gas, medical, and laboratory fields. Opsens
provides complete technical support, including installation, training,
after-sales service, for its fiber optics systems that are regulated by
the ISO 9001-2008 norm.
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accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
Forward-looking statements contained in this press release involve known
and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause
actual results, performance and achievements of Opsens to be materially
different from any future results, performance or achievements
expressed or implied by the said forward-looking statements.
SOURCE OPSENS INC.
For further information:
Pierre Carrier, President and Chief Executive Officer
Louis Laflamme, CA, Chief Financial Officer