Real-Time Fiber-Optics Solution Opens Door to the Wellbore Environment
The authors of this paper describe the development and implementation of a data-streaming solution that allows for real-time processing and interpretation of fiber-optics data.
For the Johan Sverdrup asset, Equinor has developed a data-streaming solution that allows for real-time processing and interpretation of fiber-optic (FO) data. In its current state, it processes approximately 500 TB of data each week, with insights made accessible to the end user through a web-based front-end platform. In the complete paper, the authors illustrate the benefits of this system and how it can provide improved understanding of well conditions and processes.
The FO System
The FO system consists of three main components. The first is the FO-acquisition system, which is delivered by the distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) and distributed temperature sensing (DTS) vendors.