Microseismic User Group (MUG)

Next Generation DAS Application in Microseismic

Kevin Boone

Kevin Boone
Chief Technology Officer, Kore-Optics Ltd

Monday, January 28th, 2019 – 12:00 PM
Palliser Amphitheatre is 200-125-9th Ave SE (Second floor, Palliser One building)

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Abstract

Over the past several years, fiber-optic monitoring with Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) has been gaining momentum in the upstream oil and gas sector for good reason – it provides a complete wellbore array of continuous sensor locations, enabling operators to collect high value data throughout the life of the well. The learnings from this data are used to make significant design changes that decrease operating cost and improve production performance at various levels – within a well, pad, or basin, for example. One of the many applications of DAS technology is microseismic acquisition in unconventional reservoirs. With thousands of sensors along the well, a single fiber-optic cable combined with a DAS interrogator at the surface can be used to acquire quality microseismic data with high resolution and high sensitivity. With the fiber-optic cable cemented behind casing, the fiber is not in the direct fluid path of the frac slurry, making microseismic acquisition in the treatment well possible. From an offset well, the DAS microseismic data can be combined with DAS strain measurements for a vastly improved understanding of the development of the hydraulic fracture network and stimulated rock volume. While not a complete replacement to geophones, DAS provides most of the value of a geophone acquisition, with some additional possibilities, and for a significantly lower cost when considering the full suite of DAS applications for that well. This presentation will look deeper into real project examples of recent DAS data acquired as well as introduce the next generation interrogator technology brining another step change in sensitivity and real-time processing capabilities.

Biography

Kevin Boone is the Chief Technology Officer for Kore-Optics Ltd., focused on new technology development and its application to upstream oil and gas.  He has worked in the fiber-optic sensing industry for seven years with extensive experience in DAS and DTS data analytics, product development, and technical support of sales and operations. Over the years, Kevin has worked on dozens of fiber-optic projects across the world through a wide range of downhole applications.