25 October 2017 Distributed acoustic sensing technique and its field trial in SAGD well
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Proceedings Volume 10464, AOPC 2017: Fiber Optic Sensing and Optical Communications; 104642K (2017) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2285742
Event: Applied Optics and Photonics China (AOPC2017), 2017, Beijing, China
Steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) is a very promising way for the development of heavy oil, extra heavy oil and tight oil reservoirs. Proper monitoring of the SAGD operations is essential to avoid operational issues and improve efficiency. Among all the monitoring techniques, micro-seismic monitoring and related interpretation method can give useful information about the steam chamber development and has been extensively studied. Distributed acoustic sensor (DAS) based on Rayleigh backscattering is a newly developed technique that can measure acoustic signal at all points along the sensing fiber. In this paper, we demonstrate a DAS system based on dual-pulse heterodyne demodulation technique and did field trial in SAGD well located in Xinjiang Oilfield, China. The field trail results validated the performance of the DAS system and indicated its applicability in steam-chamber monitoring and hydraulic monitoring.
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Li Han, Li Han, Xiangge He, Xiangge He, Yong Pan, Yong Pan, Fei Liu, Fei Liu, Duo Yi, Duo Yi, Chengjun Hu, Chengjun Hu, Min Zhang, Min Zhang, Lijuan Gu, Lijuan Gu, } "Distributed acoustic sensing technique and its field trial in SAGD well", Proc. SPIE 10464, AOPC 2017: Fiber Optic Sensing and Optical Communications, 104642K (25 October 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2285742; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2285742

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