Nanoscale Fracking Sensor
Fracking technology has shown great promise in improving the yields from oil fields and existing wells, but has come under fire recently due to potential environmental concerns. Using MAST technology, the locations of hydraulic fractures can be mapped and precautions taken to avoid impacts with existing water tables.
Magnetic Nanoparticle Detection Platform
MAST, working with a leader in the oil industry has developed an instrument that detects breakthrough water in production oil wells via magnetic and optical sensor techniques. Our design demonstrates detection resolution to 1 part per billion and will be field deployed in late 2015.