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29 December 2000 Seismic fiber optic multiplexed sensors for exploration and reservoir management
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Proceedings Volume 4202, Industrial Sensing Systems; (2000)
Event: Environmental and Industrial Sensing, 2000, Boston, MA, United States
Reliable downhole communications, control and sensor networks will dramatically improve oil reservoir management practices and will enable the construction of intelligent or smart-well completions. Fiber optic technology will play a key role in the implementation of these communication, control and sensing systems because of inherent advantages of power, weight and reliability over more conventional electronic-based systems. Field test data, acquired using an array of fiber optic seismic hydrophones within a steam-flood, heavy oil- production filed, showed a significant improvement (10X in this specific case) in subsurface resolution as compared to conventional surface seismic acquisition. These results demonstrate the viability of using multiplexed fiber optic sensors for exploration and reservoir management in 3D vertical seismic profiling (VSP) surveys and in permanent sensor arrays for 4D surveys.
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Mark H. Houston "Seismic fiber optic multiplexed sensors for exploration and reservoir management", Proc. SPIE 4202, Industrial Sensing Systems, (29 December 2000);


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