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Optical fiber sensors for oil and gas applications
Author(s): Thomas Bowker; Colin McKay; Fima Vaisman; Heidi M. Brown
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Paper Abstract

With the ever increasing demand for oil coupled with the current high price per barrel, it has become imperative for oil and gas operators to cost effectively produce their oil and maximize their margins. Fiber optic sensor systems have been in the oilfield for a number of years now, however, they have had many shortcomings, including high price points, which have prevented widespread adoption. A new line of next generation fiber optic sensing systems has been developed to succeed where first generation systems have failed. These systems are diverse enough to fit into a wide range of applications, reliable enough to survive in the harshest of environments, and inexpensive enough for oil companies to integrate into their well completions, without greatly affecting their margins.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 December 2004
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5589, Fiber Optic Sensor Technology and Applications III, (14 December 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.579755
Show Author Affiliations
Thomas Bowker, Sabeus Sensor Systems (United States)
Colin McKay, Wood Group Production Technology (United States)
Fima Vaisman, Sabeus Sensor Systems (United States)
Heidi M. Brown, Sabeus Sensor Systems (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5589:
Fiber Optic Sensor Technology and Applications III
Michael A. Marcus; Brian Culshaw; John P. Dakin, Editor(s)

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