WellDog has established a new carbon services division that is dedicated to applying the company’s suite of downhole products and services for sequestering carbon dioxide in geological formations. The company’s product portfolio includes a technical service capable of direct measurement of carbon dioxide or methane injected in underground depleted oil and gas and saline formations.
Since 1999, WellDog has provided a range of downhole reservoir characterization and monitoring products and services to help oil, gas, and mining operators increase environmental and economic sustainability. Some of those products and services include measurement of naturally occurring carbon dioxide using the company’s proprietary reservoir Raman spectroscopy technology.
The company has also formed a partnership with the University of Queensland, funded by a grant from the Australian National Low Emissions Coal Research & Development, to expand application of WellDog’s technology to track trace gases that may be sequestered alongside carbon dioxide. The one-year ANLEC grant, which began in October, supports using WellDog’s Raman technology to establish the key sensor signatures that result from trace gas reactions with formation geology.
WellDog also offers a full suite of downhole formation monitoring products and services, including fiber-optic-based distributed temperature and pressure sensing, microseismic measurement services, and a range of permanent downhole electronic gauge products.