14 December 2004 Optical fiber sensors for oil and gas applications
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Proceedings Volume 5589, Fiber Optic Sensor Technology and Applications III; (2004) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.579755
Event: Optics East, 2004, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
With the ever increasing demand for oil coupled with the current high price per barrel, it has become imperative for oil and gas operators to cost effectively produce their oil and maximize their margins. Fiber optic sensor systems have been in the oilfield for a number of years now, however, they have had many shortcomings, including high price points, which have prevented widespread adoption. A new line of next generation fiber optic sensing systems has been developed to succeed where first generation systems have failed. These systems are diverse enough to fit into a wide range of applications, reliable enough to survive in the harshest of environments, and inexpensive enough for oil companies to integrate into their well completions, without greatly affecting their margins.
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Thomas Bowker, Thomas Bowker, Colin McKay, Colin McKay, Fima Vaisman, Fima Vaisman, Heidi M. Brown, Heidi M. Brown, "Optical fiber sensors for oil and gas applications", Proc. SPIE 5589, Fiber Optic Sensor Technology and Applications III, (14 December 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.579755; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.579755

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