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Optical Fibre Densimeter For Drilling Muds In Oil Prospecting
Author(s): Jacques Dugas; Helene Vidal; Daniel Carau
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Paper Abstract

We describe a low cost optical fibre sensor devoted to the continuous characterization of the density of drilling muds used in oil prospecting. It is constituted by two parallel edge to edge fibres. flee of them permits to light the particles spread in the mud while the other acts at the same time to collect a part of the back-scattered light and to carry back it to a photodetector. With such a device, for the muds used in this field and containing a very high number of particles by unit of volume, the response is always a decreasing function of the density.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1989
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0985, Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors VI, (1 February 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.948871
Show Author Affiliations
Jacques Dugas, Universite Paul Sahntier (France)
Helene Vidal, Universite Paul Sahntier (France)
Daniel Carau, SNEA(P) (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0985:
Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors VI
Ramon P. DePaula; Eric Udd, Editor(s)

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