Distributed fiber-optic monitoring systems within the E&P industry provide continuous measurements with large spatial coverage, frequently along the entire length of a well or pipeline. Distributed temperature sensing (DTS) currently predominates, although significant numbers of other measurements are quickly being introduced. This applied technology workshop focuses on field installations, application targets, data management and interpretation of distributed fiber-optic sensor measurements. Whenever possible, emphasis will be placed on case studies which integrate multiple measurements from among such sensor types as strain, pressure, acoustics and temperature to obtain more-nearly-complete reservoir and well surveillance than seen with individual measurements.
Workshops maximize the exchange of ideas among attendees and presenters through brief technical presentations followed by extended Q&A periods. Focused topics attract an informed audience eager to discuss issues critical to advancing both technology and best practices.
Many of the presentations are in the form of case studies, highlighting engineering achievements and lessons learned. In order to stimulate frank discussion, no proceedings are published and members of the press are not invited to attend.
Following the workshop, a URL containing released copies of the workshop presentations will be available to attendees. A summary report containing the highlights of the workshop sessions and discussions will also be made available. The copyright of the report will belong to SPE.
In remaining consistent with workshop objectives and SPE guidelines, commercialism in presentations will not be permitted. Company logos should be used only to indicate the affiliation of the presenter(s).
Attendees will receive 2.0 CEUs. One CEU equals 10 contact hours of participation. CEUs will be awarded through SPE Professional Development for participation and completion of SPE workshop. A permanent record of a participant’s involvement and awarding of CEUs will be maintained by SPE.