24 October 2017 Walkaway-VSP survey using distributed optical fiber in China oilfield
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Proceedings Volume 10464, AOPC 2017: Fiber Optic Sensing and Optical Communications; 104642B (2017) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2282447
Event: Applied Optics and Photonics China (AOPC2017), 2017, Beijing, China
Abstract
Distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) is a new type of replacement technology for geophysical geophone. DAS system is similar to high-density surface seismic geophone array. In the stage of acquisition, DAS can obtain the full well data with one shot. And it can provide enhanced vertical seismic profile (VSP) imaging and monitor fluids and pressures changes in the hydrocarbon production reservoir. Walkaway VSP data acquired over a former producing well in north eastern China provided a rich set of very high quality data. A standard VSP data pre-processing workflow was applied, followed by pre-stack Kirchhoff time migration. In the DAS pre-processing step we were faced with additional and special challenges: strong coherent noise due to cable slapping and ringing along the borehole casing. The single well DAS Walkaway VSP images provide a good result with higher vertical and lateral resolution than the surface seismic in the objective area. This paper reports on lessons learned in the handling of the wireline cable and subsequent special DAS data processing steps developed to remediate some of the practical wireline deployment issues. Optical wireline cable as a conveyance of fiber optic cables for VSP in vertical wells will open the use of the DAS system to much wider applications.
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Junjun Wu, Gang Yu, Qinghong Zhang, Yanpeng Li, Zhidong Cai, Yuanzhong Chen, Congwei Liu, Haiying Zhao, Fei Li, "Walkaway-VSP survey using distributed optical fiber in China oilfield", Proc. SPIE 10464, AOPC 2017: Fiber Optic Sensing and Optical Communications, 104642B (24 October 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2282447; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2282447
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