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Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing: The Current State of Oil &Gas Applications and their Value

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Course Credit: 0.15 CEU, 1.5 PDH

This webinar will provide an overview of the state of the art of in-well fiber-optic monitoring by presenting up-to-date examples of field projects that use permanently installed and intervention-based fiber optic sensing systems to optimize field development and production operations.

Fiber-optic sensing was first used commercially in the oil and gas industry in the late 1980’s in the form of distributed temperature sensing (DTS) primarily for use in managing thermal recovery projects. The industry saw its application extend in the 1990’s with the development and installation of precision optical pressure and temperature gauges. The first decade of the 2000’s saw the introduction of optical strain, multiphase flow and seismic measurements, as well as fiber, sensor and instrument enhancements that extended in-well monitoring and reservoir surveillance in the high temperature environment of SAGD and CSS projects. Following these developments, the introduction of fiber-optic distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) enabled unique and highly beneficial completions and production diagnostics that have enabled (and continue to improve) well-placement and stimulation optimization in hydraulic fracture stimulation-enabled unconventional resource recovery. Examples will demonstrate various fiber-optic sensing applications, as stand-alone surveillance methods as well as their use as part of an integrated well and reservoir diagnostics tool kit. Applications covered will include hydraulic fracturing characterization, production and injection profiling, well-bore seismic, well integrity and SAGD thermal recovery management.

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  • 1Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing: The Current State of Oil &Gas Applications and their Value - Chapter 1
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Earn credits by completing this course0.15 CEU credit1.5 PDH credits


Dennis Dria