Seasons change, our capabilities do not – liquid leak detection.

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Seasons change, our capabilities do not – liquid leak detection.

Satelytics’ leak detection algorithms are providing alerts to minimize consequence for our oil and gas and midstream customers in challenging locations. But what about challenging conditions? Our science team built upon our highly accurate hydrocarbon and produced water capabilities to enable detection when snow cover or snowmelt may be present. Satelytics was challenged this past winter in the Bakken region of North Dakota. Here are real examples from our customers.

Satelytics’ algorithms process data in the IR spectra measuring light reflection on the surface of the earth. Different surface backgrounds require different algorithms to identify the unique wavelengths being emitted by the constituent of interest. The figure below shows the dramatic landscape changes that can occur in a short period in North Dakota. This snow background is an example of the types of challenges that exist in the real world and that push our scientists to provide leak detection capability for every season!

Satelytics produced water detection with snow cover.

Satelytics produced water detection with snow cover.

This produced water leak was detected and confirmed by a Satelytics’ customer showing performance with a snow background. Of even greater importance this detection reduced remediation efforts by keeping fluids confined to the well pad.

Satelytics’ algorithms also detect hydrocarbon signatures on winter land surfaces. In situations where snowmelt is encountered, a sheen is recognized when hydrocarbons are spilled.

Another confirmed alert during seasonal change earlier this year shows the ability to distinguish between snowmelt and brine signature. In this instance a brine leak occurred and contaminated land outside the facility grounds. The ability to detect even more dilute brine solutions when mixed with snowmelt shows the robustness of the detection algorithms. Although the leak impacted off-pad soils, the customer stated to Satelytics that early detection of this leak saved them at a minimum $0.5M because it was a remote site that had little history of operational issues and wasn’t visited regularly. The operator credited Satelytics in finding of the spill when reporting to North Dakota regulators.

Confirmed leak detection of a brine and snowmelt mix.

Confirmed leak detection of a brine and snowmelt mix.

Ground photo confirming the brine spill.

Ground photo confirming the brine spill.

Satelytics’ algorithms for leak detection analyze every pixel every time and have been proven in the field in the toughest of conditions. No matter the season, our capabilities protect your asset areas from loss of product or damage to environment, both physically and in the court of public opinion. And now all the capabilities of Satelytics are available anywhere on your mobile device even without cell coverage with “Satelytics for the the non-connected world!”

“Satelytics for the non-connected world” leak detections.

“Satelytics for the non-connected world” leak detections.

Our oil and gas and midstream customers use Satelytics as the last line of defense as they bring the energy our country needs to the places it is needed!

Satelytics Inc., www.satelytics.com is a cloud-based geospatial analytics software suite. Multi or hyper-spectral imagery is gathered from satellites, UAV, planes, and fixed cameras, and processed to provide both alerts and qualitative results for our customers. Data can be gathered on up to a daily basis and results sent to customers in hours. This includes the specific problem, location, magnitude, and even qualitative information, which minimize cost, impact, and operational disruption for our clients.

Toledo, OH – December 2, 2020. For more information, contact David Dunham, ddunham@satelytics.com, (o) (419) 728 0060 extension #101, (c) (701) 213 0294.