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Upgradable sensing systems for the oil and gas industry
Author(s): Ed L. E. Kluth; Malcolm P. Varnham; John R. Clowes; Roy L. Kutlik
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Paper Abstract

Information from the reservoir can be used throughout its lifetime to make significant improvements to yield and operating costs. Traditional sensing methods, such as well logging using wireline techniques and installation of permanent gauges (both electronic and fiber optic sensors such as fiber Bragg grating sensors) either provide occasional snapshots of the reservoir or provide sensing systems which become dated and which usually do not survive over the lifetime of the reservoir. This paper reviews methods of instrumenting oil wells with sensing systems that can be upgraded throughout the lifetime of the reservoir. Applications shown include pressure sensors and distributed temperature sensing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 December 1999
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3860, Fiber Optic Sensor Technology and Applications, (9 December 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.372967
Show Author Affiliations
Ed L. E. Kluth, SensorDynamics Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Malcolm P. Varnham, SensorDynamics Ltd. (United Kingdom)
John R. Clowes, SensorDynamics Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Roy L. Kutlik, Chevron Research & Technology Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3860:
Fiber Optic Sensor Technology and Applications
Michael A. Marcus; Brian Culshaw, Editor(s)

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