Sunday, August 25
This course introduces engineers and geoscientists to fiber-optic sensing technology that is used for well and reservoir diagnostics and surveillance. It provides in-depth technology awareness, including underlying theories of operation and breadth of well and reservoir applications, what it takes to deploy these sensing systems in a well, and the basic tools to determine whether fiber-optic sensing has the potential to address key well and reservoir uncertainties.
Monday, August 26
This one-day training event introduces completion, production, surveillance and reservoir engineers to the design of fiber-optic DTS (distributed temperature sensing) and DAS (distributed acoustic sensing) well installations. A basic understanding of the principles and benefits of DTS, DAS and surveillance monitoring technology in general is assumed.
Tuesday, August 27
The oil industry uses fiber optic sensing to improve the effectiveness of well completions, to diagnose well and near-wellbore integrity, and to gain insights into well operations to improve production and recovery. This session will be a moderated operator forum to shed light on the value realized from fiber optic sensing, identify opportunities for additional application of this technology, and review strategies for its implementation. Additionally, this panel of experts will address real and perceived gaps in and roadblocks to wider application of fiber optic sensing. The general audience will be welcomed to participate in these discussions.
Seismic applications of DAS particularly timelapse VSP's and microseismic continue to grow with enhancemment of the sensitivity of the DAS interrogation system, advent of engineered fibers and advancement in our experiences with fiber deployment methods. Utility of DAS for microseismc, slow crosswell strain and frac monitoring can provide a cost effective solution to adress multiple objectives. This session will explore case histories, lessons learned, new advances and value of application to both conventional and unconventional reservoirs as well as shallow SAGD applications.
• Presentation 1: Processing and Modelling of Microseismic DAS
Garth Naldrett, Silixa
• Presentation 2: 3D Microseismic Event Locations from DAS Sensing Data
Timur Mukhtarov, Halliburton
• Presentation 3: Status of 4D DAS VSP for Frequent Monitoring in Deepwater
Albena Mateeva, Shell
Recent incidents involving pipelines has 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. This session will explore the case histories, lessons learned, and 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.
• Presentation 1: Challenges in Verification and Validation of External Fiber Optic Leak Detection Systems
Chris Minto, Optasense
• Presentation 2: The Application of Distributed Differential Temperature Sensing for Pipeline Leak Detection Requirements
Matt McDonald, Fotech Solutions
• Presentation 3: Pipeline Integrity Monitoring with High Fidelity Sensing
Steven Koles, Hifi
Each well or pilot project is designed with business objectives, constraints, and a certain level of uncertainty in mind. To reach the objectives and address uncertainties, it needs to be ensured that proper data is collected at the right time and under the right settings. Determining the installation type(s), conveyance and acquisition means, data type, data quantity, and timing needs to be designed into each test. This session will show examples of strategies and decision-making workflows that are utilized to align design with business objectives.
Presentation 1: How to Twist and Turn a Fiber: Using Modelling to Ensure a Successful Microseismic Survey with DAS
Andreas Wuestefeld, NORSAR
• Presentation 2: Optimizing DAS Seismic and Strain Measurements for Unconventional Reservoir Monitoring
Andres Chavarria, OptaSense
• Presentation 3: Hydraulic Fracture Monitoring and Optimization Using a High Precision Engineered Fiber Optic Acoustic Sensor
Pete Richter, Silixa
Wednesday, August 28
This session will address both emergent and enabling technologies that advance the use of fiber-optic monitoring in the oilfield. 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 will focus on those newly introduced optical sensing technologies and methodologies that have the greatest potential to impact the oil and gas business.
Presentation 1: Effectiveness of DAS VSP Data Using Multi-Mode Fiber
Mark Willis, Halliburton
Presentation 2: Distributed Fiber Optics Sensing Application for Gas-in-riser Detection and Mitigation for Offshore Well Control
Jyotsna Sharma, Louisiana State University
Presentation 3: High Precision Engineered Fiber Optic Acoustic Sensor for Advanced Geophysical Applications
Mahmoud Farhadiroushan, Silixa
This session will present examples of stimulation monitoring using distributed sensing methods utilizing fiber optics sensing. These diagnostics are critical for evaluating completion effectiveness in wells with multiple treatment intervals to determine volume distribution along a wellbore. Inflow distributions will be presented to illustrate relative flow contributions from each interval, and within intervals, and the dynamic flow behavior with time. This session will also focus on decision making that leads to optimized completions/asset development.
• Presentation 1: Comparison of FIPs Generation Using Permanent and Fiber Coil Warmback Data with a XLE Perforation Design
Joe Walunas, Oasis
• Presentation 2: Pod Diversion Performance Evaluation using Fiber Optics (DAS, DTS and Downhole P/G Gauges) in Extended PnP Stages
Gustavo Ugueto, Shell
• Presentation 3: Frac Automation Advancement Using Fiber Optics
Eric Holley, Halliburton
DTS technology has been in use in the oil and gas industry for over 20 years. Continued advances in distributing sensing technologies overall has led to increased adoption in the industry. This increased adoption has also highlighted the challenges faced in getting systems (and fiber in particular) successfully deployed in the wellbore to collect the required measurements. This session will present a look at cutting edge technologies, methods and processes that are being developed to further improve our deployment capabilities.
• Presentation 1: Advancements in Low Cost, Disposable Fiber Optic Well Interventions
Tad Bostick, Well-SENSE Technology
• Presentation 2: Low Profile Cables and High Accuracy Oriented Perforating
Kelly McCoy, TouchRock
• Presentation 3: Intervention Based DFO Used to Evaluate Parent-Child Interaction along the Well Bore
Matthew Lawrence, Ziebel
With increasing use of distributed sensing over the past decade, it is desired that currently available qualitative observations are transformed into quantified measures such as rates, distances, and phase distribution. This session will let colleagues share and discuss leading work in quantitative interpretation solutions for measurements in the pipe, well, and near wellbore.
• Presentation 1: Modelling and Interpretation of Temperature Warm-Back/Flow-Back Data to D termine Flow Capacity per Layer/Fracture in Conventional/ Unconventional Reservoirs
Mehdi Zeidouni, Louisiana State University
• Presentation 2: Fiber Optic Sensing-Based Production Logging Methods for Low-Rate Oil Producers
Kyle Friehauf, ConocoPhillips
• Presentation 3: Two-Phase Flow Monitoring with DAS: Findings from Horizontal and Vertical Flow Loop Experiments
Aleksei Titov, Colorado School of Mines
• Presentation 4: Field Application of Transient Temperature Analysis
Dmitry Kortukov, Schlumberger
Thursday, August 29
This session will address newly introduced optical sensing technologies and methodologies specifically designed for E&P as well as those emerging from other industries. They have the potential to lead to new oil & gas applications as well as improve the economics and lower the risks associated with fiber-optic deployment. This session will focus on integrating various sensor's measurements and newer fiber optics sensing capabilities like DAS MSM.
• Presentation 1: Hybrid DAS and Geophones Acquisition
Oleg Valishin, Sercel
• Presentation 2: Gains from Integrated Distributed Measurement Interpretation Workflow
Jacques Haus, Schlumberger
• Presentation 2: DAS Monitoring of Subsea Wells
Garth Naldrett, Silixa
The value of surveillance/reservior 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 is a necessity; in addition to presenting the information in a useful manner. In this session, presenters share innovations in interoperability between various suppliers, use of standards, data management, data visualization, and data analytics.
• Presentation 1: A Solution to Handle Efficiently DAS Multi-Terabyte Datasets, their Metadata and File Hierarchy
Ross Philo, Energistics Consortium Inc
• Presentation 2: Adopting PRODML Standard in Cloud- based DAS Big Data Service for Oil and Gas E&P
Sreejith Gopinathan, Baker Hughers, a GE company
• Presentation 3: Data Storage, Streaming, Interfacing and Visualisation Standards for DAS Interrogators
Garth Naldrett, Silixa