SPE Workshop: Distributed Fiber-Optic Sensing for Well and Reservoir Management 28 - 30 Aug 2018 Brown Palace Hotel Denver, Colorado, USA


Tuesday, August 28

17:30 - 19:00

Wednesday, August 29

07:00 - 08:00
08:10 - 08:45
08:45 - 10:15
Keynote Presentation
Speaker(s) Alan Cohen, Director of Oil and Natural Gas Research, United States Department of Energy
08:45 - 10:15
SESSION 1: Seismic Imaging
Session Chairpersons Barry Freifeld, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab; Steve Hirshblond, Shell

This session will focus on these geophysical, seismic and areal monitoring applications and how the results are impacting decision making. This market segment of fiber optics is continuing to grow rapidly and has seen significant advancements in the past few years.

While some of the more common applications of subsurface fiber optics are related to in/near wellbore monitoring (i.e. stimulation, injection & production profiling), there is also substantial interest in applications that focus on monitoring of the reservoir away from the wellbore. 

10:15 - 10:45
10:45 - 12:15
SESSION 2: Steam-Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) and Other Thermal Applications
Session Chairpersons Chris Baldwin, Weatherford; Eric Holley, Halliburton

The session focuses on fiber-optic influence in these environments and how those results are impacting decisions for well and pad development.         

Thermal applications are known to be some of the harshest downhole environments in our industry with some geothermal applications exceeding 650°F. Over the past decade, fiber-optic sensors in the form of DTS, pressure, and DAS are being applied to wellbores, providing immense insight into how the EOR process is being operated and developed over the life of the asset. 

12:15 - 13:30
13:30 - 15:00
SESSION 3: Emerging and Enabling Technologies
Session Chairpersons John Lovell, DataValue Consultants; Wolfgang Deeg, Devon

This session will address both emergent and enabling technologies that advance the use of fiber-optic monitoring in the oilfield, as well as methodologies that have the greatest potential to impact the oil and gas business.

Emergent fiber-optic technologies from other industries can lead to new oil & gas applications as well as improve the economics and lower the risks associated with fiber-optic deployment. Enabling technologies bring previously separate technologies together to create new optical solutions. 

15:00 - 15:30
15:30 - 17:00
SESSION 4: Stimulation Diagnostics
Session Chairpersons Paul Huckabee, Shell; Pierre Ramondenc, Schlumberger

This session features examples of stimulation monitoring using distributed sensing methods of temperature (DTS), acoustics (DAS) and strain (DSS). The diagnostics they enable are critical for evaluating fluid placement and completion effectiveness in wells with multiple and/or long treatment intervals.

Objectives typically include determination of injected fluid and slurry volume distribution along a wellbore and/or in the “far-field” domain. Assessment of isolation to targeted injection intervals, or communication outside of the target intervals, can also be evaluated. Stimulation effectiveness evaluation is further enhanced by measuring relative inflow contributions, and the dynamic flow behavior with time. 

17:00 - 18:30

Thursday, August 30

07:00 - 08:00
08:00 - 09:30
SESSION 5: Microseismic Monitoring with DAS
Session Chairpersons Eric Holley, Pinnacle; Wolfgang Deeg, Devon
09:30 - 10:00
10:00 - 11:30
SESSION 6: Fiber Deployment
Session Chairpersons Bill Shroyer, SageRider; Doug Norton, Fiber Optic Pipeline Solutions

This session will present a look at cutting-edge technologies, methods, and processes that being developed to further our remote sensing capabilities. 

DTS technology has been in use in the oil and gas industry for over 20 years. Advances in distributing sensing technologies have led to increased adoption in the industry. This increased adoption has also highlighted the challenges faced in getting systems successfully deployed in order to collect the required measurements.

11:30 - 13:00
13:00 - 14:30
SESSION 7: Data Management, Visualization, Big Data, Data Fusion
Session Chairpersons Steve Hirshblond, Shell; Kelly Hughes, Chevron

In this session, presenters will share innovations in interoperability between various suppliers, use of standards, data management, data visualization, and data analytics.  

The value of surveillance monitoring relies on timely conversion of the raw data into information and a format that the decision maker can readily use. As the use of fiber-optic sensing becomes more prevalent, the need for easily moving and manipulating data and presenting it in a useful manner has become a necessity.                    

14:30 - 15:00
15:00 - 16:30
SESSION 8: New Technologies
Session Chairpersons Tommy Langnes, BP; Bill Shroyer, SageRider

This session will explore the latest technologies to highlight the value in distributed sensing technology development.               

In today’s challenging oil and gas market it is more important than ever that wellbores, pipelines, flowlines and facilities operate as efficiently as possible. Current distributed sensing technology can give an operator the capability to ensure that this is the case and to identify those situations where it is not.

In some cases, the latest technology is not being applied in our industry, even though there is a clear need for the practical application of technology that has been developed for another space.                

Friday, August 31

07:00 - 08:00
09:30 - 10:00