Aramco funds Project on Conformal Low Cost Water Cut Sensors

​​Measuring the water content in the oil extracted from the wells has been one of the major concerns of Petroleum industry. Existing sensors operate on either measuring conductivity or capacitance and hence could not detect water content for the entire range of 0-100% due to the phase inversion problem. Furthermore, they are bulky, heavy weight and are extremely expensive. IMPACT Lab has been funded by Aramco to develop new generation water cut sensors which can be deployed directly on pipes to measure water content for the complete range of water content. Our approach of impedance based sensors is expected to alleviate the phase inversion problem. ​​​