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Downhole fiber optic real-time casing monitor
Author(s): Brooks A. Childers; Frederick H. K. Rambow; Dennis E. Dria; Michelle Y. Shuck; Daniel S Homa; Stephen H. Poland
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Paper Abstract

A fiber optic system for providing permanent downhole casing strain and shape monitoring is described. The optical sensing technique, deployment strategy, as well as lab and field test results are presented. The system is based on optical frequency domain reflectometry for reading out densely packed arrays of Bragg grating sensors. The feasibility of the approach is established and quantitative measurements of casing strain and shape are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 April 2007
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6527, Industrial and Commercial Applications of Smart Structures Technologies 2007, 65270J (11 April 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.715289
Show Author Affiliations
Brooks A. Childers, Baker Hughes ProductionQuest (United States)
Frederick H. K. Rambow, Shell IE&P, Inc. (United States)
Dennis E. Dria, Shell IE&P, Inc. (United States)
Michelle Y. Shuck, Shell IE&P, Inc. (United States)
Daniel S Homa, Baker Hughes ProductionQuest (United States)
Stephen H. Poland, Baker Hughes ProductionQuest (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6527:
Industrial and Commercial Applications of Smart Structures Technologies 2007
L. Porter Davis; B. K. Henderson; M. Brett McMickell, Editor(s)

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