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OptaSense will be exhibiting at ADIPEC 2012, marking its first appearance at the show since opening its new Dubai office

Optasense Middle East presenceOptaSense engineers in the field. (Image source: OptaSense)


The company, which provides acoustic fibre sensing services, delivers vital operational and security data to help operate, protect and secure the critical assets and infrastructure of oil and gas businesses worldwide.

OptaSense has been operating with customers in Oman, Qatar and Iraq for several years and has grown significantly, requiring a more permanent presence in the Middle East.

Magnus McEwen-King, managing director of OptaSense, said, “After successfully establishing ourselves in Europe and the Americas, expanding our services into the Middle East was the next logical step for OptaSense. Our regional headquarters in Dubai enables us to provide our customers with local support to assist in the design, commissioning, operation and support where and when needed.”

Alongside its new Dubai office, which includes business development and technical support staff, the company has also invested in data recording units and vehicles in the emirate to support its seismic and well monitoring services. This regional capability allows the company to be closer to its customers and more flexible and responsive to their needs throughout the whole project lifetime, it said.

OptaSense technology has been deployed successfully worldwide and the company now has operations in more than 40 countries, including in the Middle East.

Optasense’s appearance at ADIPEC is a demonstration of its commitment to the region and reflects the growing realisation that prevention is vital for the future of the oil and gas industry. With oil theft and breaches of pipelines costing the industry billions of dollars in lost revenue every year, the company will be explaining their vision for protecting pipelines at the event.

McEwen-King noted, “The region is an essential part of the global oil industry and is rapidly growing its pipeline infrastructure, many of which are crossing borders and servicing multiple clients. OptaSense ensures these pipelines are operated safely, securely and efficiently.

“Additionally, our investment in people, equipment and infrastructure within the region will enable us to provide seismic and well-monitoring services to a number of regional operators,” he added.