Opsens Snags Oil Sands Equipment Contract

Opsens Inc. announced that Opsens Solutions Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary specializing in reservoir surveillance solutions, has received an order to install sensors for a major oil sands producer.

The order, from an existing Opsens client, is valued at more than $200,000 and entails the installation of conventional reservoir surveillance equipment and remote communication systems in observation wells. This project is a repeat order and very similar to work previously performed for the same client earlier this year.

The current order also includes the installation of advanced satellite data communication systems on both the new wells and all previously instrumented wells.

Opsens Solutions provides and installs patented fiber optic sensors and conventional sensors to the oil and gas industry. Conventional sensors are appropriate for observation wells because the temperature is generally less than 50 degrees Celsius, meaning that our more robust OPP-W sensor isn't required, as it would be in a producing well, where temperatures can reach 300 degrees Celsius.

"This order speaks to the strong relationships we are developing with our customers," said Gaetan Duplain, president of Opsens Solutions. "As the project matures and reservoir solutions are required for injection and production wells, we are confident the client will again call on the proven expertise of Opsens Solutions."

"Oil sands operators are always looking for cost-effective, reliable technology to optimize production and operating costs," Duplain said. "Opsens Solutions has the expertise and the experience to help meet those challenges, and we expect to see this translate into increasing sales and market penetration."