Reservoir: SPE 2011-2012 Distinguished Lecturer - Dennis Dria: E&P Applications of Fiber Optic Technologies

Speaker: Dennis Dria
Speaker Dennis Dria
Petroleum Technology Advisor Myden Energy Consulting Dennis Dria, a petroleum technology advisor for Myden Energy Consulting, PLLC, has 34 years of experience in the oil & gas industry, including more than 20 years  with Shell, most recently as a Staff Research Engineer working in the areas of fiber-optic technology development, ...

Petroleum Technology Advisor
Myden Energy Consulting




Dennis Dria, a petroleum technology advisor for Myden Energy Consulting, PLLC, has 34 years of experience in the oil & gas industry, including more than 20 years  with Shell, most recently as a Staff Research Engineer working in the areas of fiber-optic technology development, fiber-optic data management and integration and technology implementation for well and reservoir monitoring, and as Shell's Global Subject Matter Expert for production logging and permanent sensing. 


 


Dr. Dria earned his BS in Physics and Mathematics from Ashland University and his PhD in Petroleum Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin.  He is author or coauthor of 23 US patents and more than 10 technical publications, is a contributing editor to the current SPE Petroleum Engineering Handbook.  A 25+ Year member of the SPE, he has chaired the SPE and SPE-GCS Continuing Education Committees, served on the Production Monitoring & Control technical subcommittee for the 2010 SPE Annual Technology Conference and Exhibition,  served as a technical program member on several SPE Forums and Applied Technology Workshops, most recently as chairman of the SPE Applied Technology Workshops on Distributed Fiber-Optic Sensing for Well and Reservoir Monitoring (2009-2011), and is a 2011-2012 Distinguished Lecturer for the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

Full Description
Fiber-optic technology, although introduced for use in E&P well and reservoir monitoring only about 15 years ago, has blossomed into a highly reliable set of tools which frequently offer monitoring capability not obtainable with traditional sensors which are either permanently installed or run as logging tools or via other intervention methods.  This presentation will provide an overview of optical sensing techniques and sensors such as distributed temperature sensing (DTS), optical pressure gauges, distributed strain measurement for integrity monitoring and distributed acoustic sensing (DAS).  These monitoring systems are deployed individually or as integrated monitoring systems to measure production and injection profiles, diagnose well and completion integrity problems, monitor matrix and fracture stimulation operations,  and provide indication of key reservoir events such as of water, gas or steam breakthrough in naturally flowing or enhanced recovery wells.  A  brief description of deployment techniques for permanently installed and occasional (intervention) monitoring will illustrate how the different fiber-optic measurement technologies may be implemented in onshore and offshore applications. A case will be made for the application of these in the E&P industry, and examples provided to demonstrate their value. 
Organizer Charles Wagner

When?

Thu, Jan. 26, 2012
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. US/Central

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Courtyard on St James
1885 Saint James Pl
Houston, Texas 77056
USA

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