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27 November 1996 In-situ measurements using an Optical Fiber Array Fluorosensor
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The use of an in-situ optical fiber array system in conjunction with a dye tracer for monitoring the production water discharge from an oil platform in the North Sea is reported. The dye tracer properties mimic those of the produced water. The optical fiber array fluorosensor is capable of detecting fluorescent dye tracer particles down to 2.5 multiplied by 106 p/l. The optical fiber array fluorosensor was able to detect the dye tracer plume from the produced water effluent discharge of the CLYDE platform approximately 100 m from the platform, but was unable to detect tracer further away from the platform. The results suggest that the produced water dilution is greater than previously believed. The use of these combined techniques is shown to be a feasible method for production water monitoring.
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Robert G. Milne, Daniel McStay, and Patricia M. Pollard "In-situ measurements using an Optical Fiber Array Fluorosensor", Proc. SPIE 2838, Distributed and Multiplexed Fiber Optic Sensors VI, (27 November 1996);

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