• Theory and Practice of a Flexible Fiber Optic Cable in a Horizontal Well Used for Cross-Well and Microseismic Hydraulic Fracture Monitoring

    A flexible optical fiber cable, either as a wireline or a disposable fiber deployed using a pumped fiber payout shuttle, can be used be measure distributed near-static or dynamic strain. These measurements can be used to monitor the hydraulic fracturing treatment of nearby wells. It is the objective of this paper to present a theoretical framework for the understanding of the cable behavior and to compare it to field measurements. Field examples are provided to show when the theory is applicable and where the obtained coupling exceeds what is predicted by the theory. 

    This presentation is from the 2022 SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition. 

    • Paper Number: SPE- 209121-MS 
    • Published: 25 January 2022 
    • Authors: Michel LeBlanc; Kwang Suh; Sean Machovoe; Dane Byrd; Mikko Jaaskelainen; Henry Bland; Joshua Stokes; Tito Henao; Neha Sahdev 

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  • Theory and Practice of a Flexible Fiber Optic Cable in a Horizontal Well Used for Cross-Well and Microseismic Hydraulic Fracture Monitoring

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