Digital oilfield

Study Reviews Advances in Downhole Fiber-Optic Modeling and Analytics

The paper discusses a methodology for integrating intelligent completion and production systems with a modeling and analytics framework for efficient development of fiber-optic-based data-interpretation services for complex downhole environments.

Injection profile monitoring and comparisons using FO-DTS for Injector #2.
Injection profile monitoring and comparisons using FO-DTS for Injector #2
Source: SPE 200826.

The upstream industry has witnessed significant breakthroughs in developing and deploying permanent, on-demand, and distributed temperature and acoustic fiber-optic monitoring systems to optimize well completions and enhance production. Beyond steady advances in hardware, challenges associated with the analysis of distributed optical data are being addressed to enable delivery of value-driven solutions and services. The complete paper discusses a methodology for integrating intelligent completion and production systems with a modeling and analytics framework for efficient development of fiber-optic-based data-interpretation services for complex downhole environments.

Introduction

During the last 30 years, the industry has found novel ways to apply fiber-optic technology to monitor in-well events, operations, and critical parameters. Recently, applications including the need to maximize hydrocarbon recovery, remotely manage assets for improved cost-efficiency and safety, and reduce carbon footprint have accelerated the adoption of fiber-optic-based systems.

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