Sept. 15, 2010


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Continuous Well Monitoring Using Distributed Temperature Systems
 
 
In the industry, temperature logs are obtained by logging wells with thermal sensors. These discreet sensors are point sensors, typically either deployed at fixed depths or dipped in. Distributed temperature sensing systems (DTS) allow continuous monitoring of wells over the length of the well and are used as permanent monitoring systems, dip-in logs, and diagnostic tools.

DTS are optoelectronic interrogators that provide a continuous temperature measurement along optical fibers. DTS systems send laser light down a fiber and analyze embedded signals in the light to derive temperature information. The sensor is the fiber itself, which is deployed in the well by various methods. Aside from the top-side interrogator, DTS systems do not have any electronics, electrical wires or electrical connections along the line, thus making the system intrinsically safe for harsh environments.

This presentation will cover the applications of DTS, the various types of DTS techniques, choices of fibers for the specific environment, cable configurations, and environmental impacts to consider before deploying a DTS system. The presentation will also cover single-ended vs dual-ended interrogation techniques and data correction techniques. Also discussed will be data interpretation and case histories demonstrating how these techniques have enabled operators to monitor and diagnose well behavior, analyze temperature data, make operational decisions and apply corrective actions as needed.
 

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Please register before the deadline at noon on Monday, September 13th if you plan to attend. Walk-in registrations on the day of the meeting will be accepted for a limited number of seats based on the number of registered attendees or the maximum capacity of the Carriage Room. Thank you

Featured Speakers

Speaker Doug Norton
Intelligent Production Systems Baker Hughes Doug Norton is part of the Intelligent Production Systems group of Baker Hughes. He joined the company in early 2007, and is currently a senior technical advisor for optical systems. His responsibilities include development and implementation of distributed temperature measurement systems and the associated data …

Intelligent Production Systems
Baker Hughes


Doug Norton is part of the Intelligent Production Systems group of Baker Hughes. He joined the company in early 2007, and is currently a senior technical advisor for optical systems. His responsibilities include development and implementation of distributed temperature measurement systems and the associated data management and analysis. Prior to joining Baker Hughes, Mr. Norton worked over nine years with Weatherford/Cidra helping develop commercially successful optical sensing products for the downhole oil & gas markets. He also held product development and project management roles with McDermott / Babcock & Wilcox and Hughes Aircraft Co. developing fiber optic sensor systems for harsh environment applications.


 


Mr. Norton received a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and the Society for Photonic Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). He holds several patents and has published papers related to fiber optic sensing technologies.


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Organizer

Alex McCoy


Date and Time

Wed, Sept. 15, 2010

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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Location

The WestLake Club - Carriage Room

570 WestLake Park Blvd
Houston, Texas 77079