Listening along a fibre: Oilfield and industrial monitoring using distributed acoustic sensing

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Technical lecture
15 March 2017 18:00 - 20:00
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Listening along a fibre: Oilfield and industrial monitoring using distributed acoustic sensing

A technical lecture.

Description:

Dr Daniel Finfer will describe pioneering fibre optic–based Distributed Acoustic Sensing technology and its capabilities for sensing at every point along a length of a standard fibre optic cable.

Fibre optic–based Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) technology makes it possible to observe the sound at every point along a length of a standard fibre optic cable. Over the past several years, Silixa has pioneered the use of distributed acoustic sensing for application in seismic imaging, borehole flow surveillance, pipeline monitoring, and multiphase flow metering. In this presentation, it will be shown how DAS technology has been used to improve process monitoring in a wide range of industrial and oilfield environments. Example cases studies will be used to present DAS applications for offshore wells, subsea and surface pipelines, mining environments, and hydraulic fracturing operations. It will be seen distributed acoustic sensing technology offers high measurement precision and robust sensor packaging, making this tool a powerful enabler in a broad range of engineering and scientific applications.

Programme:

18:00 Registration and refreshments
18:30 Presentation
19:30 Question and Answer Session
20:00 Close

Detailed description of Speaker:

Daniel Finfer is the Head of Applications Development at Silixa Limited, where he has responsibility for pre-commercialisation development of new uses for distributed acoustic sensing technology. Prior to joining Silixa in 2009, Dr Finfer studied engineering physics at Purdue University and the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR, University of Southampton), and carried out post-doctoral research in bioengineering at Imperial College London. Daniel is a Chartered Engineer (CEng), and co-author of around 60 publications on a range of acoustical topics including sonar design, biomedical ultrasound, seismic technology, subsurface flow surveillance, pipe flow acoustics, and flow metering.

Speaker(s)

Dr Daniel Finfer is the Head of Applications Development at Silixa Limited

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United Kingdom

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