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Permanent Downhole Seismic Sensors in Flowing WellsNormal access

Authors: A.J. Jupe and W. Wason
Event name: Geophysics of the 21st Century - The Leap into the Future
Session: Seismic methods and acquisition equipment
Publication date: 01 September 2003
Organisations: SEG, EAGE
Language: English
Info: Extended abstract, PDF ( 860.61Kb )
Price: € 20

It is generally accepted that the ‘Oilfield of the Future’ will incorporate distributed permanent
downhole seismic sensors in flowing wells. The effectiveness of these sensors will be limited by the extent to
which seismic signals can be discriminated, or de-coupled, from flow induced acoustic noise originating
within the production tubing,
A specialised test facility has been developed in order to understand and characterise the acoustic
noise generated by fluid flow within a production borehole, with the goal of developing the next generation
of seismic tools suitable for permanent deployment in flowing wells.

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