Silicon Microgravity (SMG) has developed a novel sensor technology that aims to improve the management of oil and gas reservoirs.
The highly sensitive sensors are sent deep into boreholes to distinguish oil from water. Once the position of water is established and tracked, reservoir engineers can mitigate the potentially damaging results of water reaching a production well.
The underpinning technology was developed by a team of Cambridge scientists, led by Dr Ashwin Seshia, and working closely with BP. SMG was set up to commercialise this research and benefited from a US$3.0 million funding led by Innovations alongside Cambridge Enterprise.