QOREX is heralding a next generation of optical sensing technology built upon a platform of all-fiber, fully distributed optical sensing technology. Where the inherent elegance of distributed temperature sensor (DTS) technology, in which the fiber itself is the sensor, revolutionized the industry, QOREX is bringing this technology a major step forward in multi-parameter sensing along this same sensing fiber. This will bring step change enhancement in sensor functionality, cost-efficiency, and the sophistication and accuracy of interpretive data modeling. QOREX is developing optical sensing product innovations that are at various stages of development.
The QOREX founders have over 50-years combined experience in fiber optic technology, with the past 15 years involved in the engineering and launch of some of the most successful optical sensor products serving the upstream Oil and Gas market. Key areas of expertise include fiber and guided wave optics, ionizing radiation and hydrogen effects in optical fibers, optical instrumentation, optical sensor system engineering, and photonic device processing and packaging technology. The team are inventors on 73 individual issued patents in these core areas of photonics technology, with several more pending applications filed with the patent office. Rounding out the QOREX technical team are a talented team of electrical engineers, software developers, and optical scientists.
With a focus on harsh environment sensors, QOREX has invested in laboratory and qualification test facilities to perform full thermal and hydrogen conditioning, accelerated aging and reliability testing of sensor fibers and downhole cables- both optically and mechanically. QOREX has applied these facilities to qualify its standard products, as well as prototype optical cables and sensors for extreme thermal environments up to 700⁰C. With several extreme duty systems installed and operating, QOREX is emerging as the leader in this nascent sector of the market.
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Fiber Optic Sensors: Playing Both Sides of the Energy Equation, OPN Optics & Photonics News, January 2011
Field Evaluation Report, Paper WHOC-421 World Heavy Oil Congress, Edmonton March 2011
Multi-Modality Fiber Optic Sensing Cable for Monitoring Enhanced Geothermal Systems, PROCEEDINGS, Thirty-Seventh Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering Stanford University, Stanford, California, Paper 2012SGP-TR-194