Completions Study Group
Twin Hills Country Club, April 12th, 2017, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
A Current Overview of Distributed Fiber-Optic Sensing in Unconventional Reservoirs
Presented by Kevin Boone, Petroleum Engineer, OptaSense
While fiber-optic technology has been used in oil and gas for decades with Distributed Temperature Sensing (DTS) and downhole fiber-optic gauges, Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) is relatively new to the scene. With a wide range of seismic and engineering applications, fiber-optics requires careful consideration from planning cable deployment, to data acquisition and management, to data analysis and interpretation. As the technology still matures, operators are seeing clear value from distributed fiber-optic sensing with its ability to take continuous measurements across the entire well and throughout the life of the well. Referred to in industry as the gift that keeps on giving, the full value of distributed fiber-optic sensing is realized when experts across the various oil and gas disciplines are involved in the projects and learnings.
Kevin Boone is a Petroleum Engineer that has been working with OptaSense for 5 years, specializing in products and services using fiber-optic distributed acoustic and temperature sensing (DAS and DTS). He has worked on dozens of fiber-optic projects across the world for various applications, with heavy involvement in project planning, execution, and analyses and interpretation of data. Kevin is currently a product manager for OptaSense’s hydraulic fracture monitoring services. He has 8 years’ experience in oilfield services with prior experience in open and cased hole reservoir evaluation. Kevin is a registered professional engineer in Alberta, Canada.
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