Precision 3d scanning solutions for the world's most challenging environments


Illusense is developing an ultra-high resolution laser-based internal oil and gas pipeline inspection technology to enhance integrity management by proactively prioritizing pipeline maintenance actions. The resulting 3-D data sets will allow pipeline operators to capitalize on unprecedented intelligence to enhance the understanding of the condition of their assets and deliver on their zero-leak goals.

0.5mm Crack Reconstruction

0.75mm Pinhole Reconstruction


Illusense is designing a best-in-class pipeline integrity solution that incorporates customer-driven feedback to target the industry’s toughest challenges.
High fidelity pipeline integrity & asset mgmt.

Our state-of-the-art sensors allow operators to collect asset intelligence over injurious features where incumbent technologies cannot collect data, such as dents, welds, and pinhole features. With our ultra-high sub-mm resolution capabilities, operators gain a higher probability-of-detection and greater detail and certainty on existing injurious features, all while allowing for detection of pinhole sized leaks and features.

  • 3D Reconstruction

    We not only introduce a new level of data resolution to the industry, but a new perspective on viewing injurious pipeline aberrations. Our data analysis brings intuitive 3D reconstructions of the interior of a pipeline to operators, including sub-mm viewing of dents, welds, pinhole leaks, and cracks, as if you were inside the pipeline.

  • Works with incumbent technology

    Our technology can work as a stand-alone caliper and integrity mapping tool, or can work in combination with incumbent magnetic flux leakage or ultrasonic tools. When used in combination with incumbent technologies, our ultra-high resolution provides verification and a calibration capability for internal defects without the need of verification digs from pipeline operators.

Our Team

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Adrian Banica

Executive Chair
A serial entrepreneur with 20+ years of experience in the oil & gas industry. He formerly built in-line inspection devices and was engaged with several oil & gas technology commercialization projects. He was most recently the founder and CEO of Synodon Inc, where he raised over $25M in financing.
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Brad Bycraft

Chief Executive Officer
A young entrepreneur with 7 years of experience in the services, medical, and oil and gas industries. He brings marketing, sales, management, and operations experience to Illusense. He holds a B.A.Sc. in Engineering Physics.
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Dr. Kirk Madison

Chief Science Officer
An Associate Professor of Physics at the University of British Columbia. He is a certified Professional Engineer, and brings 10+ years of optical development experience. He holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Physics.
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Nathan Chan

Chief Technology Officer
Nathan brings expertise in developing optical and mechanical solutions for difficult applications. His past venture work includes providing engineering expertise to the medical industry and managing operations of a wholesale company. He holds a B.A.Sc. in Engineering Physics.
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Kyzyl Herzog

Director, R&D
Kyzyl brings more than 13 years of hardware & software development experience. He has delivered products to many fields, including nuclear physics, AI/NLP, and medical imaging. He also co-founded and led R&D for a financial sector start-up. Kyzyl holds a B.A.Sc. in Engineering Physics.
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Scott Thetford

Senior Industry Advisor
Current Executive VP Americas for AGR. Mr. Thetford has over 30 years of experience working in the Oil & Gas Industry. During that time, Scott has held a number of senior positions with responsibility for identifying, testing and commercializing new technologies and processes.

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