Silixa

Silixa Ltd, based in London UK and the US, was established in 2007 and is supported by three major investors: Lime Rock Partners, Chevron Technology Ventures and Equinor Technology Ventures.

Over the past decade, Silixa has grown to become a specialist service company operating globally in the oil & gas, mining and environmental monitoring sectors. Our in-depth technical expertise is augmented by our intimate knowledge of the energy sector, enabling our customers to rely on our solutions.

Silixa develops and commercialise the highest performance distributed fibre sensing systems for temperature and acoustic sensing. We are unique in being the only originator and manufacturer of both DTS (ULTIMA™) and DAS (iDAS™) long range distributed sensing technology. Our Carina® Sensing System gives breakthrough performance with a 100 times improvement in signal to noise ratio.

The iDAS has been used in many oil & gas active and passive seismic acquisitions, encompassing surface seismic and vertical seismic profiling, in both flowing and non-flowing wells, as well as in CO2 storage wells. Silixa’s Distributed Acoustic Sensor (iDAS™) can record the acoustic field every 25cm along the entire optical fibre. Measurements are down sampled to 2m.

People

Garth Naldrett

Garth is Silixa’s Chief Product Officer. Garth joined Silixa in 2015 in the capacity of Chief Product Officer. He has over 20 years’ experience in the Oil and Gas industry and holds a BSc in electronic engineering and an MSc in electrical engineering from the University of Cape Town. Prior to joining Silixa Garth was Vice President of Monitoring and Control at Tendeka where he was responsible for electronic and fibre optic monitoring systems, wireless inflow control and software. Garth joined Tendeka through their acquisition of FloQuest, a software and interpretation business he founded in 2006. Before founding FloQuest Garth held various positions within Schlumberger, including product champion for fibre optic and subsea monitoring. He has authored several papers and holds a number of patents on monitoring applications.

Athena Chalari

Athena is a Business Development Manager (Europe) for Industrial & Environmental Applications in Silixa Ltd. Athena joined Silixa as an Applications Engineer in 2012. She has worked in the past as a project manager and has extensive field and data interpretation experience. Athena holds a master degree in Environmental Oceanography and a PhD in Marine Geosciences from University of Patras, Geology Department. Athena is responsible for investigating and proposing new opportunities in Industrial and Environmental sectors. She has significant experience Collaborative projects (EU Grants) and worked as project manager in several environmental projects (CO2 storage, near surface VSP). She has authored several international publications and conference proceedings.

Michael Mondanos

Michael is Silixa’s Vice President – Oil & Gas SURF, Environmental & Infrastructure. Michael joined Silixa as a Business Development Manager for industrial monitoring applications in 2011. Prior to joining the company, he worked a number of years in the field as a Senior Engineer and Project Manager. Michael holds a master’s degree in Communications & Radio Engineering from King’s College and a PhD in optical fibre instrumentation from Imperial College, University of London. Michael is responsible for expanding upon Silixa’s position as a leading provider of distributed sensing technology into larger scale projects serving the downstream oil & gas and pipeline sectors while continuing to grow Silixa’s presence outside the energy sector. He has been involved in several CO2 storage monitoring projects. He has authored several international publications and is a widely acknowledged expert within the energy industry.