Tuesday, February 21
This course introduces engineers and geoscientists to fibre-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 fibre-optic sensing has the potential to address key well and reservoir uncertainties.
Fibre-optic sensing and its applications have been in use in the oilfield since the mid-1990’s. However, the technology continues to evolve, enabling new applications and more-robust quantitative interpretations. If you have been thinking about using this technology and would like to learn more, this course is for you.
This course is for petroleum engineers, geologists, and anyone else interested in learning more about in-well fibre optic sensing and the latest advances in the technology.
Wednesday, February 22
Glynn Williams, CEO of Silixa, will recount the impact that fibre optic sensing has had on our industry and illustrate where FOS can have an increasing impact as we transition into carbon capture/storage and geothermal energy management and expand into adjoining energy commodity and environmental spaces. He will draw from his own front-row seat which he took in 1995 when he co-founded Sensa, an early pioneer of distributed ﬁbre optic sensing that introduced DFOS to the Upstream O&G industry, and provide a look forward from the perspective of his present role in which he is leading Silixa’s sensing technology into onshore and offshore O&G, Environmental, CCUS and Mining Markets.
0815-0900 Fibre Sensing: Then, Now and The Transition into the Future, Glynn Williams, CEO, Silixa
Carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) is growing in importance to help mitigate some of the burden that CO2 is imposing on climate change. While CO2 injection has already been implemented into the production lifecycle or in dedicated reservoirs, several challenges are still remaining and need to be further addressed—from the chemical reactions initiated by trapped supercritical CO2, to the use of spent oil and gas wells with potential integrity flaws—all leading to the risk of releasing CO2 to the atmosphere or to a body of water. A critical aspect of CCS will therefore be surveillance and monitoring, an activity in which fibre optics have a major role to play.
0900-0930 Cost-Effective Technology for CCS End-to-end strategy, Joel Le Calvez, SLB
0930-1000 DTS monitoring of a CCS site: a machine learning anomaly detection workflow, Sarah Minisini, Shell
1000-1030 Vision of CCUS Measure Monitor and Verification plan for the next 5 years and after, Amr Wakwak, Halliburton
This session will address the enabling technologies that can lead to practical use of fiber optic systems in existing as well as new oil and gas emerging applications. The topics include new fiber-optic and cable designs, deployment methods, downhole and subsea wet-connects, and measurement techniques that can deliver economic value and/or reduce operational risks across the oil and gas business.
1100-1130 Enabling efficient application development for fiber optic data, Johan-Fredrik Synnevåg, Equinor ASA
1130-1200 ICD Monitoring Using Spool Deployed Fiber Optic Gauges, Euan Murdoch, Aramco Overseas Company Ltd.
1200-1230 DAS-Based Microseismic Modeling and Processing: a Carbon Capture and Sequestration-Focused Workflow, Joel Le Calvez, SLB
Fibre-Optic/Distributed Sensing technologies have been in use in the oil & gas industry for over 20 years. The vast majority of wells are not equipped with permanently installed fibre. This session will focus on advances in how fibre is temporarily deployed in those wells, and the application and integration of fibre data to influence actions and achieve positive commercial outcomes.
1330-1400 Multiphase Flow Rate Profiling with undertainty through DTS and Pulsed Netron Oxygen Activation modeling in complex wells, Marco Pirrone, ENI
1400-1430 Show me the money: understanding hydraulically conductive fracture networks by comparing cross-well strain to production interference testing, Matthew Lawrence, Ziebel
1430-1500 Experience Sharing on Deployment of Fibre Optics to Assess Leak Measurement in Sarawak Carbonate Field, Amalia Bolhassan, Shell
Fiber Optics based wells and reservoir surveillance is often used for complex projects, where high quality frequent data is required. The topics of this session include production profiling, multiphase profiling, water/polymer injection allocation, comparision to other injection and production monitoring tools (for example production logging tools).
1530-1600 Fiber Optics Production/Injection Monitoring – Insights from Johan Sverdrup, Qin Li, Equinor
1600-1630 Acid Stimulation and Injection Profiling of a DualLateral Well using Fiber Optic Enabled Coiled Tubing, Amr Wakwak, Haliburton
1630-1700 The First Applications of DAS and DTS for Production Monitoring in Petroleum Development Oman, Peter in 't Panhuis, Shell
Thursday, February 23
Well integrity is critical to our business. This session highlights the use of distributed fibre sensing for well integrity monitoring and new developments within this area. This includes data acquisition, integration, interpretation and how fibre optic data can contribute to the identification and remedial actions of well integrity issues.
0900-0930 Well integrity monitoring using low-frequency DAS data, Kevin Constable, Equinor ASA
0930-1000 Integrity Measurements with Fiber Optic Sensing: From In-Well to Production Facility, Andres Chavarria, OptaSense
1000-1030 Case Study: Multi Well Leak Detection Campaign using Fiber Optic Enabled Wireline, Amr Wakwak, Halliburton
Leading Engineer Completion
Product Champion & Domain Head for Coiled Tubing
Senior ERD Completions Engineer
Distributed fiber optic deployments, cost vs. value, and who decides?
Many features can be monitored through distributed fiber optic sensing, and many new methods are under development. While the majority of applications are onshore, fiber optic deployments are steadily increasing in offshore platform and subsea wells. Yet, only a small percentage of the many new wells drilled each year are designed and completed with permanent fiber optic installations, and the number of fiber optic interventions is still low. What are the main reasons for this?
In this session, panelists with comprehensive experience from our industry will discuss and address challenges and opportunities within this segment. During the first part of the session, panelists and moderators will share their thoughts and experience. The audience will be invited to ask questions and participate in the discussion in the last part of the panel session.
Myden Energy Consulting
This session will address on the use of fiber-optic sensing monitoring of carbon-neutral and renewable energy processes. Discussion of these applications will focus on case studies and pilot installations where the FO sensor data is used to understand the process efficiency and optimize performance.
1330-1400 Application of DTS and DAS for the geothermal explorations, Junzo Kasahara, Engineering Advancement Association of Japan (ENAA)
1400-1430 DAS interrogation in injection well for microseismic event detection, Susanne Wienecke, ASN
1430-1500 Monitoring High Temperature Geothermal Fields with DAS, Silixa
In-Well Fibre-Optic monitoring systems are now being considered more for offshore platform and subsea in-well monitoring applications. This session will discuss case studies or application scenarios which illustrate the value that the different types of permanently deployed optical sensing solutions can provide in offshore applications and how some of the historical challenges of offshore deployments, both on platform and subsea have been addressed through technological advances, and investment resulting in the industry progressing towards in-well optical surveillance becoming a standard.
1530-1600 Enabling a subsea fiber-optic installation – Atlantis GoM, Garth Naldrett, Silixa
1600-1630 “Through the fiber looking glass – Worlds first 3D DAS images from a deep water horizontal wet installation – Atlantis GoM”, Sam Buist, BP
1630-1700 Experience from distributed temperature sensing in dynamic flexible risers in the North Sea, Einar Berentsen, Equinor