Our team has recently completed another successful permanent downhole fiber optic cable & gauge installation.
Members from both our Calgary, AB and Midland, TX service bases were on the road this week facilitating a fiber optic monitoring installation in Wyoming! Their experience and vast completions experience resulted in them enabling the successful deployment of a downhole DAS & DTS fiber optic cable, and 4 of our GEOQ Downhole Gauges.
Figure 1: GEO PSI Service Truck In Front Of Platform
The well was approximately 9,800 feet TVD with a 9,700 foot lateral section.
Figure 2: Fiber Optic Monitoring Rig Setup
Our GEOQ QuartzdyneTM gauges were cemented in on a 5.5” casing string with a 7.875” hole size. The client was very cooperative and demonstrated all the best drilling practices such as rotary steerable drilling technology and a casing float sub.
They delivered an exceptionally clean wellbore and the casing floated in with ease.
Figure 4: Fiber Optic Monitoring System Slips & Packoff Installation
Fiber Optic Monitoring Data
We here at GEO PSI are pleased to be Silixa’s fiber optic install partner. The customer will gain valuable insights with Silixa’s state-of-the-art engineered DAS fiber that is 100 times better signal-to-noise ratio than any other fiber cable on the market. The extra special resolution will enable the energy company to be able to see fractures that do not intersect the wellbore.
Meanwhile, our GEOQ Downhole Gauges deliver the best accuracy and resolution and will help correlate the fiber optic data.
Figure 5: Silixa Logo
Our team is incredibly proud of the success we have had with fiber optic monitoring systems as of late. And that is all thanks to our partnership with Silixa, and the work of our highly skilled technical and service teams which have decades of experience working with the unique challenges of downhole fiberoptic installations.
If you would like to know more about the fiber optic monitoring hardware, or downhole fiber optic monitoring services we provide we encourage you to contact us.