September 10, 2020 “Luncheon” Webinar- Dr. Ali Tura

09/10/2020 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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Date(s) - 09/10/2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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September 10, 2020 DGS Luncheon Webinar

Fiber optics and the newest technical advances for the oilfield

Dr. Ali Tura, Professor of Geophysics and Co-Director of the Reservoir Characterization Project, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado.

Fiber optical sensing can cover a large range of physical measurements from temperature, to strain, to acoustics, to pressure. These measurements are recorded at regular intervals (distributed sensing) along the length of the fiber. It turns out that these measurements can be very precise at least for temperature and strain, and new advances are being made with engineered fiber and advanced interrogators to further improve the signal quality.

The use of fiber optical sensing technology has been growing rapidly in the earth sciences. Applications range from permafrost monitoring, to surface seismic data acquisition, to understanding fracturing dynamics in hydraulic fracturing completions in boreholes. There are efforts to apply the technology to global seismology and earthquake recordings, geothermal applications, and there may be potential to monitor strain changes in boreholes around active faults zones. In this presentation we will go over what this technology is, how it can be and is being used for oil field applications, and examples of specific high precision applications and calibration in the laboratory and in the field.

Ali Tura is Professor of Geophysics and Co-director of Reservoir Characterization Project at Colorado School of Mines. His expertise is in the areas of petroleum systems, reservoir characterization and monitoring, seismic methods, CO2 and sequestration, fiber optic technology and data analytics. He is also Chief Scientist at Tulip Geosciences, a geosciences consulting and training company. Prior to this, he was Geophysical Senior Fellow at ConocoPhillips, Geophysical Advisor at Chevron and 4D subject matter expert at Shell. He has 30 years of industry and teaching experience.


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