Baker Hughes and WellDog Collaborate to Launch New Aquifer Monitoring Systems

Systems are based on WellDog’s cost-effective, reliable downhole pressure gauges and Baker Hughes’ proven cased hole packers; also useful for natural gas reservoir monitoring

BRISBANE, Queensland--()--WellDog announced today that it has partnered with Baker Hughes once again to produce a new permanent multi-zone AquaTracker™ pressure sensor system suitable for monitoring aquifer water levels. The new systems can be retrieved and serviced during use, if required, providing customers additional assurance that their long term downhole monitoring needs will be met economically.

As the leading downhole gauge provider in Queensland, WellDog has applied its expertise to ensure these monitoring systems are compliant with the Queensland Water Act of 2010. The Company is installing multi-zone completions, configured to specification for coal seam gas customers in eastern Australia. Both WellDog and Baker Hughes are building stock levels at WellDog’s facility in Roma to locally support customers of the new product.

“Our clients need to monitor water levels in aquifers and coal seams in order to optimise their developments,” said James Walker, EVP commercial development at WellDog. “With this advance, our AquaTracker systems can continue to provide state-of-the-art monitoring capabilities in an affordable package, without the lifetime failure uncertainties inherent to grouted systems.”

WellDog’s AquaTracker sensor systems detect small movements of water between different geological zones, including coal seams and water aquifers, allowing customers to carefully and accurately monitor fluid displacement and cross zone communication in real time during natural gas development activities. WellDog installs AquaTracker sensor systems in a variety of architectures customized to subsurface stratigraphy and monitoring needs.

About WellDog

WellDog (trade name of Gas Sensing Technology Corp and WellDog Pty Ltd) is a privately held company that works closely with coal, shale, natural gas and oil companies to employ innovative technologies to produce more resources faster, with less environmental and operational impact. Its flagship gas testing technical service has identified natural gas worth more than half a billion dollars in hundreds of coals around the world over the past fifteen years, while enabling resource producers to leave more than a billion gallons of water in a pristine condition. WellDog also provides technical products and services to the coal seam gas, coal mining, conventional oil and gas and shale gas & oil industries including gas testing, permeability testing, downhole reservoir monitoring gauges, environmental monitoring services, and downhole pumps. The company has offices in Laramie, Wyoming and in Brisbane and Roma, Queensland. More information is available at www.welldog.com. WellDog and the dog logo are registered trademarks, and AquaTracker is a trademark, of the company.

About Baker Hughes

Baker Hughes is a leading supplier of oilfield services, products, technology and systems to the worldwide oil and natural gas industry. The company's 60,000-plus employees today work in more than 80 countries helping customers find, evaluate, drill, produce, transport and process hydrocarbon resources. For more information on Baker Hughes' century-long history, visit: www.bakerhughes.com.

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WellDog
Laura Ilko, 307-742-6340
media@welldog.com

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WellDog
Laura Ilko, 307-742-6340
media@welldog.com