Monday, August 08

08:00 - 17:00
Training Course: Design of Fiber-Optic DTS and DAS Well Installations
Ticketed Event
Instructor(s) Dennis Dria; Bill Shroyer

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.

Upon completion of this course, participants will have an understanding of:

  • Technical and economic factors that influence the selection and justification for installing DAS/DTS systems in specific well types.
  • Completion and monitoring components needed to deliver a DAS/DTS-monitored well.
  • Installation and commissioning operations.
  • The first segment of the training covers the background and procedures for selecting candidate wells for DAS and DTS monitoring and for selecting specific monitoring options such as DTS, DAS and pressure gauges. A brief set of examples and exercises will illustrate the cost-benefit analysis one may employ during the selection and planning phases.
  • The second training segment addresses the completion components, installation equipment and processes, and the commissioning and start-up procedures needed to install and operate a fiber-optic monitoring system. Several well configurations will be considered, including offshore (dry tree), onshore oil and unconventional gas, thermal, and injection wells.

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17:30 - 18:30

Tuesday, August 09

07:00 - 08:00
08:00 - 09:30
Session 1: Service Provider Forum on Fiber-Optic Sensing Deployment - Challenges to Broader Application
Moderator(s) Dennis Dria, Myden Energy Consulting, PLLC; Steve Hirshblond, Hairomange Inc.; Brian Seabrook, ExxonMobil

Drawing from a panel of fiber-optic service providers, this session will be a moderated forum shedding light on the challenges to broader use of this technology within our industry. This panel of experts will identify real and perceived gaps and roadblocks to wider application of fiber optic sensing and discuss how to address these issues with the broader audience.

09:30 - 10:00
10:00 - 11:30
Session 2: Seismic Applications - New Methods and Technology
Session Chairpersons Baishali Roy, ConocoPhillips; Barry Freifeld, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

Over the last few years there has been significant DAS data quality improvements for seismic applications through advances in both fiber and interrogator technologies, as well as new processing techniques. This session will explore hardware and processing advancements to seismic applications, particularly through the use of novel interrogator configurations, engineered sensing fiber and fit-for-purpose cable designs.

Session Presentations:

  1. Quantitative Analysis of DAS Recorded P-wave Generated by Perforation Shots
    Peiyao Li, Colorado School of Mines
  2. Stress Shadows and the Extent of MS Clouds from DAS Measurements
    Andres Chavarria, Optasense
  3. The Role of Distributed Fibre Optics in the Quest Carbon Capture and Storage Project
    Samantha Grandi Karam, Shell
11:30 - 13:00
13:00 - 15:00
Session 3: Integrity, Flow Assurance, and Pipeline Monitoring
Session Chairpersons Jyotsna Sharma, Louisiana State University; Doug Norton, AFL

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 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.

Session Presentations:

  1. Real-Time Well-Integrity Monitoring Using DAS and DTS
    Aurélien Cherubini, FEBUS Optics
  2. Cement Cure Diagnositcs with DTS and DSS
    Dana Jurick, Neubrex Energy Services
  3. DAS and DTS to Study Bullheading of Gas Kick for Well Control and Flow Assurance
    Jyotsna Sharma, Lousiana State University
  4. Long Term Distributed Strain Monitoring of a SAGD Reservoir
    Matt Raum, Baker Hughes
15:00 - 15:30
15:30 - 17:00
Session 4: Data, Workflow and Strategies
Session Chairpersons Julio Bello, Weatherford; Pierre-Francois Roux, Baker Hughes

Fiber-optic sensing provides us huge amount of data to gain insights into oil & gas exploration and production. To achieve this goal, it needs to have proper strategy and workflow to ensure desired data is collected at the right time and under the right settings, guarantee data quality during acquisition, transferring, storing and processing, as well as timely conversion of the raw data into information and a format that the decision-maker can readily use. This session will show examples of strategies and decision-making workflows that are utilized to align design with business, as well as the innovations in interoperability between various suppliers, use of standards, data management, data visualization, and data analytics.   

Session Presentations:

  1. Current Efforts in Standardization of Fiber-Optic Sensing Data Handling Processes: OSDU and Energistics
    Amar Patel, Baker Hughes
  2. Introduction to Enhancements in Modular and Scalable DFOS Digital Solutions
    Tommy Langnes, LYTT
  3. Justifying the Deployment of Fiber Optics in Future Projects: The Challenge of Technology Valuation
17:00 - 18:30

Wednesday, August 10

07:00 - 08:00
08:00 - 10:00
Session 5: Emerging and Enabling Sensing Solutions and Their Applications
Session Chairpersons Bill Shroyer, SageRider; Pierre Ramondenc, Schlumberger Well Services

This session aims to showcase new optical sensing technologies and methodologies, whether specifically designed for E&P or coming from other industries. Whether emerging or enabling, a special focus will be placed on demonstrating how the implementation of those technologies can bring significant value to fiber-optic deployment and its use, and how they can unlock new applications for reservoir surveillance, operations evaluation, and well interventions. The session will also illustrate how integration of various types of measurements can be leveraged to improve the economics and lower the risks of O&G operations.

Session Presentations:

  1. A Slim Three-Component Optical Accelerometer
    Nick Brooks, MagiQ Technologies
  2. Monitoring Well Application of Distributed Strain Sensing via Rayleigh Frequency Shift: Measuring Effective Fracture Dimensions
    Kyle Friehauf, ConocoPhillips
  3. Distributed Acoustic Sensing of Long Tie-back Subsea Wells
    Andreas Ellmauthaler, Halliburton
  4. Microseismic Event Analysis in Downhole DAS Data through Convolutional Neural Networks
    Paige Given, Standford University
10:00 - 10:30
10:30 - 12:00
Session 6: Stimulation Diagnostics
Session Chairpersons Jackson Haffener, Devon; Neha Sahdev, Halliburton

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 are also 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.

Session Presentations:

  1. Fracture Performance Evaluation from High-Resolution Distributed Strain Sensing Measurement during Production: Insights for Completion Optimization
    Kan Wu, Texas A&M University
  2. Quantitative Stage Isolation Evaluation: A Comparison Between DAS Intensity, DTS, and Cross-well Strain Measurements
    Ge Jin , Colorado School of Mines
  3. Real Time Monitoring of EGFD Refrac From Short Offset Fiber
    Chris Ketter, Devon Energy
12:00 - 13:15
13:15 - 14:45
Session 7: Fiber Deployment
Session Chairpersons Kyle Friehauf, ConocoPhillips; Gustavo Ugueto, Shell

Fiber-Optic/Distributed Sensing technologies have been in use in the oil & gas industry for over 20 years, both for in-well and facilities/pipeline applications.  Increased adoption over time has highlighted several challenges - high on the list is getting Fiber Optics systems (fibers in particular) successfully deployed and able to collect data through-out the entire project life cycle.  This session will focus on the understanding of challenges but more importantly on new advances that are enabling to collect data in a more efficient manner.

Session Presentations:

  1. Strain Coupling Considerations for Cross-well Strain and Microseismic Sensing using Distributed Optical Fiber Sensing in Horizontal Wells
    Michel LeBlanc, Halliburton
  2. Identification of Internal Casing Erosion During Hydraulic Fracturing - A Montney Case Study Using Ultrasonic and Fiber-Optic Diagnostics
    Jesse Constantine, ConocoPhillips
  3. Fiber Optic Monitoring of Subsea Wells and Reservoirs
    Garth Naldrett, Silixa
14:45 - 15:00
15:00 - 16:30
Session 8: Production and Injection Profiling / Flow Monitoring
Session Chairpersons John Lovell, DataValue Consultants; Jeff App, Chevron

With increasing use of distributed sensing over the past decade, 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.

Session Presentations:

  1. Insights into Relative Cluster Productivity from Rayleigh Frequency Shift Monitoring during Production
    Gustavo Ugueto, Shell
  2. Field Applications of Flowback Profiling Using Distributed Temperature Data
    Yilin Mao, Interpretive Software Products
  3. Evaluation of Completion Designs in a Well Utilizing Multiple Inflow Diagnostics
    Tm Benish, ExxonMobil