Sunday, August 26
This course is an introduction to the emerging technology of Distributed Temperature Sensing (DTS), and a historic look at the reasons behind the need for DTS and its usage to date.
Monday, August 27
This one-day course is an introduction to the emerging fibre optic technologies of Distributed Temperature Sensing (DTS) as well as related Distributed Acoustic (DAS) and Distributed Chemical Sensing (DCS).
Tuesday, August 28
Future Directions in Fiber-Optic Sensing: From Quantum-Based Data Acquisition to Advanced Machine Learning
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, August 29
During the last few years significant strides have been made enabling the observation of microseisms via downhole optical fibers. This session will focus on the continued refinement and application of this technology to characterize the geometry of induced hydraulic fractures. Of interest are field application examples and improvements to the technology and data analysis procedures.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, August 30
This session will explore case histories, lessons learned, and explore the solutions to asset integrity and flow assurance issues in the upstream and midstream markets. These issues include the impact of installation practice on performance, event detection issues and tradeoffs, and new features and capabilities.
Recent incidents involving pipelines have raised awareness of the need for better methods to prevent and mitigate potential problems related to the transportation of hydrocarbons. The adoption of distributed fiber optic sensing technologies to monitor wellbores, pipelines, flowlines and facilities could provide better solutions and improve public perceptions.