Oil and Gas


Hybrid pixel detectors and spectral diodes have applications in the oil and gas industry for various imaging and analytical purposes. While their use in this particular industry is not as widespread as in other fields, they offer several advantages that make them suitable for certain applications. Here are some potential applications of hybrid pixel detectors in the oil and gas industry

High Resolution Imaging

Hybrid pixel detectors can provide high-resolution imaging capabilities, which can be beneficial for visualizing small-scale structures, defects, or anomalies in oil and gas infrastructure. They are used in X-ray imaging systems for non-destructive testing (NDT) and inspection of pipelines, welds, and other critical components. The high spatial resolution of these detectors enables detailed analysis and identification of potential issues.

Spectroscopic Analysis

Hybrid pixel detectors equipped with energy-dispersive capabilities and diodes are used for spectroscopic analysis of materials. In the oil and gas industry, this can be applied to identify and characterize the composition of samples, such as crude oil or sediment samples. By analyzing the energy spectrum of X-rays or gamma rays emitted by the samples, the detector can provide valuable information about the elemental composition and potential contaminants.

Well Logging and Formation Evaluation

Spectroscopic diodes have applications in well logging and formation evaluation. They can be integrated into downhole tools to measure and detect gamma rays emitted by surrounding formations. These detectors can provide detailed information about the composition, density, and structure of the formations, aiding in reservoir characterization, determining fluid types, and evaluating the potential productivity of oil and gas wells.

Real-time Monitoring and Data Acquisition

Hybrid pixel detectors offer the advantage of high-speed data acquisition and real-time imaging capabilities. This can be useful in monitoring oil and gas operations, such as pipeline inspections or drilling processes, where rapid data acquisition and analysis are essential for timely decision-making and safety.


  • Non-Destructive Testing
  • Quality Assurance
  • Elemental Analysis
  • Spectroscopy