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SPE Distributed Fiber-Optic Sensing for Well, Reservoir and Facilities Management

12 – 14 August 2014

San Diego, California, USA | Rancho Bernardo Inn

About this Workshop


Fiber-optic monitoring technologies provide relatively simple yet highly effective solutions across a broad and growing range of oil & gas applications. These technologies can provide significant information needed for asset optimization as well as managing mechanical integrity and environmental risks.

This applied technology workshop will address the characterization and implementation of monitoring systems based on distributed fiber-optic sensors. The interests and capabilities of E&P operators, service companies and technology providers merge to identify true value and guide the management of potential risks associated with distributed fiber-optic measurements.  Emphasis will be placed on the review of field examples and well-characterized development projects involving optical well, reservoir and facilities surveillance.

The industry faces challenges associated with robust quantitative interpretation, the relatively high cost of installations and support infrastructure, and the difficulty to rigorously assign economic benefit to the information these fiber optic measurements supply. Technical sessions addressing these challenges will cover topics such as production and injection interpretation, hydraulic 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Proceedings from the workshop will not be published; therefore, formal papers and handouts are not requested of speakers or panel members.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.