GCCIR

Seeking European partners with expertise to develop a sensor package for MWD or drilling applications

Posted by Juli from GCCIRResponsive · Partners for Consortium · Funding Available : € 500.000
Entity offering the Program : GCCIR/CDTI Link to the Program
· Deadline at 24/12/2018 · Canada

Desired outcome

As a participant of the upcoming symposium “GCCIR Matchmaking Symposium” organized by the GCCIR and Innoget next 19 November 2018 in Barcelona (Spain), the company MWDPlanet and Lumen Corporation is seeking European partners to meet at the Barcelona event to develop a joint collaboration project.

Ahead of the development of a new down-hole directional orientation module (sensor pack) to measure bore-hole orientation for MWD or any Directional Drilling applications, MWDPlanet and Lumen Corporation is specifically interested in organizations with technical R&D expertise, value-added resellers, system integrations, early adopters and investors, technology adaptation of a proven innovative product to meet new requirements such as country-specific regulations and standards in the market being entered, technology validation of functionality, performance, quality and usability with early adopter customers in Europe and Asia market being entered, validation of product value proposition (test, procedure/tools’ development, test results analysis and reporting).

Through GCCIR’s Alberta-Germany coordination fund, the company would also like to arrange a joint project with a German partner to develop the sensor package. The German partner is expected to develop any of the following:

• High Temperature MEMS Accelerometers
• High Temperature MEMS Magnetometers
• A 3-axis sensor assembly (with precise mechanical assembly) that utilizes 3-sensor MEMS accelerometers, magnetometers, and possibly gyroscopes

In case you are interested in meeting MWDPlanet and Lumen Corp at the Barcelona event to discuss a potential collaboration, please register for free to the symposium through the orange button provided above.

Details of the Technology Call

MWDPlanet is an APEGA accredited MWD technologies engineering and manufacturing company that focuses solely on custom solutions for its clients.

The company focuses on developing strategies that drastically improve drilling experiences by reducing the frequency and length of stop-downs and increasing accuracy.

In this way, MWDPlanet is proposing to build a down-hole directional orientation module (Sensor pack) to measure bore-hole orientation for MWD or any Directional Drilling applications.

A novel sensor pack design consists of a newly developed rock-solid magnetometer and three accelerometers, for azimuth and inclination measurements respectively. At this time, the company has developed and tested an in-house triple-axis magnetometer prototype. It has also sourced a third-party MEMS-based accelerometer. The next step is to combine these components into a three-dimensional, compact sensor pack.

As the main part of the project development, MWDPlanet will create a calibration tool, which is an additional commercial component that customers will use to calibrate the sensor on-site. The complete sensor pack with calibration station will then be pushed to commercialization.

Sensor pack’s new internal mathematics will eliminate industry’s old problems of slow and not always repeatable measurements, while at the same time the newest integration section of the Sensor Pack will still keep the possibility to communicate with old MWD-systems.

MWDPlanet’s primary innovation is combining the MEMS accelerometer technology with its own in-house flux-gate magnetometer design. The combination of these technologies permits the following innovations, compared to directional modules currently available on the market:

  • The company can rate its combined sensor pack to a lower overall power consumption;
  • Its sensor pack will be smaller (more compact);
  • Due to the higher shock and vibration ratings of the MEMS-based accelerometers, the sensor pack will be more reliable;
  • Because the company is using in-house components for the magnetometer, the overall cost of materials will be lower.
  • The resulted design will communicate with all existing MWD protocols on the market.
  • By offering Calibration System together with Sensor Pack – the company will resolve all Directional Service company’s problems that operate within harsh logistical parameters by providing them with a way to perform simple quality control of measured trajectory and/or possible repair and recalibration even in remote exploration areas.

Ahead of the development of a new down-hole directional orientation module (sensor pack) to measure bore-hole orientation for MWD or any Directional Drilling applications, MWDPlanet and Lumen Corporation is specifically interested in organizations with technical R&D expertise, value-added resellers, system integrations, early adopters and investors, technology adaptation of a proven innovative product to meet new requirements such as country-specific regulations and standards in the market being entered, technology validation of functionality, performance, quality and usability with early adopter customers in Europe and Asia market being entered, validation of product value proposition (test, procedure/tools’ development, test results analysis and reporting).

Another proposed project – Pegasus EM drop-in transmitter – revised version to make suitable for Defense application. The R&D team has completed the development of the first release candidate of the company’s Tensor drop in EM transmitter / Receiver.

The company’s most recent product, the “Pegasus” allows MWD service companies with existing Tensor-based MWD Mud pulse strings to upgrade their existing kits to EM/Dual telemetry Kits with minimal effort and changes to their existing MWD processes and training regime.

The Pegasus acts as an independent channel that the client programs independently of the DIM thus allowing both the mudpulser and EM transmitter to work independently of each other.

Preferences / Requirements for Potential European Partner(s)

The following are the important aspects MWDPlanet and Lumen Corporation is looking for in a European partner company:

  • Ideally, the partner would be able to develop all the three components and deliver a high-temperature MEMS 3-axis sensor assembly.
  • MWDPlanet would complete the sensor package which would include this 3-axis sensor assembly, power supply, processor, and enclosure.
  • Additionally, MWDPlanet would complete the calibrating procedures and create the error modeling firmware and research needed.
  • Ideally, the IP plan would grant MWDPlanet the exclusive right to utilize the sensor assembly in a downhole environment (and perhaps other oil and gas applications in general).
  • The partner would retain the right to commercialize the sensor assembly for other applications.

Related keywords

  • Environmental and Biometrics Sensors, Actuators
  • Machining (turning, drilling, moulding, milling, planning, cutting)
  • Measurement devices
  • Engineering
  • Industrial Technologies
  • Sensors & Wireless products
  • Measurements and Standards
  • Measurement Tools
  • Sensor Technology related to measurements
  • Oil and Gas Exploration and Production
  • Exploration services
  • Equipment and instrumentation
  • Drilling, completion and stimulation
  • Production services
  • Oil and Gas Drilling, Exploration and Extraction Equipment
  • Industrial measurement and sensing equipment
  • firmware

About GCCIR

Public Agency from Canada

The German-Canadian Centre for Innovation and Research (GCCIR) is a multilateral initiative for the development of German-Canadian, and more broadly European-Canadian, research and business relations. It is based in Edmonton, Alberta and is located in the TEC Edmonton Business Incubator. The Centre provides support for the exchange of information, development of networks, and the establishment and cultivation of collaborative partnerships in academia, business, and industry.

The GCCIR, along with Innoget, is the co-organizer of the GCCIR Matchmaking Symposium in Barcelona, to be held on November 19, 2018 in Barcelona (Spain). With the support of the Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI) and ACCIÓ, the Agency for Business Competitiveness of Catalonia, the symposium is a unique opportunity for all Spanish organizations to connect with Albertan partners to jointly develop R&D projects eligible to receive funding under the Alberta-Europe Technology Collaboration Fund as well as other funding programs to be presented during the event.

From the Alberta side, roughly 15 to 20 Albertan SMEs (small-to-medium sized enterprises) will participate in the symposium for the purpose of meeting potential R&D partners based in Spain. Furthermore, during the event, the German-Canadian Centre for Research (GCCIR), the Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI) and ACCIÓ will present the available funding programs that both Spanish and Albertan partners could apply to fund the resulting projects related to the industrial sectors below:

Nanotechnology // Geospatial // Drones // Cleantech // Health and e-Health // ICT // IOT // Materials // Energy

MWDPlanet and Lumen Corporation with expertise to develop a sensor package for MWD or drilling applications to meet at the Barcelona event to develop a joint project for commercialization. Apply now!

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