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Distributed Fiber-Optic Monitoring for Well, Reservoir, and Field Management

16 – 18 July 2013

Rancho Palos Verdes, California | Terranea Resort

About this Workshop


Distributed Fiber-Optic Monitoring for Well, Reservoir and Field Management: Evolving Sensing Technology, Distributed Sensing Systems (DXS) and Integration

This applied technology workshop is intended to focus the combined interests and capabilities of E&P operators, service companies, and technology providers to identify the true value of distributed fiber-optic measurements through the review of field examples and well-characterized development projects.

The broad potential and, in many areas, the acknowledged value of distributed measurements in E&P has been recognized for more than 15 years. Sporadic growth spurts, usually stimulated by the introduction of new technology in these measurements, have often been tempered by the lagging development of quantitative interpretation, relatively high installation, and support infrastructure costs. Also, with difficulty in assigning economic benefit to the additional information these measurements supply to address surveillance needs and reduce field development and asset optimization uncertainties.

Technical sessions addressing these challenges will cover topics such as production and injection interpretation, fracturing diagnostics, new capabilities in distributed acoustic sensing, advances in field installation techniques, and the management of system reliability.

Workshop Guidelines

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.


Proceedings from the workshop will not be published; therefore, formal papers and handouts are not requested of speakers or panel members. A URL containing released copies of the workshop presentations will be available to attendees following the workshop.


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).

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

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.