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In-situ measurements using an Optical Fiber Array Fluorosensor
Author(s): Robert G. Milne; Daniel McStay; Patricia M. Pollard
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Paper Abstract

The use of an in-situ optical fiber array system in conjunction with a dye tracer for monitoring the production water discharge from an oil platform in the North Sea is reported. The dye tracer properties mimic those of the produced water. The optical fiber array fluorosensor is capable of detecting fluorescent dye tracer particles down to 2.5 multiplied by 106 p/l. The optical fiber array fluorosensor was able to detect the dye tracer plume from the produced water effluent discharge of the CLYDE platform approximately 100 m from the platform, but was unable to detect tracer further away from the platform. The results suggest that the produced water dilution is greater than previously believed. The use of these combined techniques is shown to be a feasible method for production water monitoring.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 November 1996
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2838, Distributed and Multiplexed Fiber Optic Sensors VI, (27 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.259813
Show Author Affiliations
Robert G. Milne, Robert Gordon Univ. (United Kingdom)
Daniel McStay, Robert Gordon Univ. (United Kingdom)
Patricia M. Pollard, Robert Gordon Univ. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2838:
Distributed and Multiplexed Fiber Optic Sensors VI
Alan D. Kersey; John P. Dakin, Editor(s)

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