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W-02 Distributed Fiber-Optic Sensing in Applied Geophysics, Part 1

Through the support of the Research Committee

Thursday, 30 September 2021, 8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.  |  Denver, Colorado

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Course Content

DAS, DTS, and DSS are the three distributed fiber-optic sensing (DFOS) technologies that have drawn much attention in recent years. Sensing fibers can be deployed in places that are otherwise inaccessible due to small size, high endurance to harsh environments, long sensing range as well as limited cost. This workshop focuses on sharing the recent development of the hardware, software, and interpretation methods of DFOS applications in all fields of applied geophysics.

Session 1:
DFOS Applications in Unconventional Development
  • High-Resolution Distributed Strain Sensing via Rayleigh Frequency Shift during Production in Hydraulic Fracture Test 2: Gustavo Ugueto, Shell
  • Fracture Hits and Hydraulic Fracture Geometry Characterization based on Low-Frequency DAS Measurements: Kan Wu, TAMU
  • Unconventional Signals in Unconventional Reservoirs: Ge Jin, Colorado School of Mines
  • Microseismic analysis over a single horizontal DAS fiber using guided waves: Ariel Lellouch, Stanford
  • Discussion
Session 2:
DAS VSP in CCUS and Geothermal
  • Monitoring subsurface changes by tracking direct-wave amplitudes and travel times in continuous DAS VSP data: Roman Pevzner, Curtin University
  • Maturing DAS VSP as an Onshore CCUS monitoring technology at the Quest CCS Facility: Jonathan Hopkins, Shell
  • Full waveform inversion of DAS data: Theoretical development and applications to field data at a CO2 sequestration project in Newell County, AB: Matthew Eaid, University of Calgary
  • Wireline distributed acoustic sensing in the Groß Schönebeck geothermal in-situ laboratory at 4 km depth: Evgeniia Martuganova, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany
  • Discussion


IMAGE '21 Workshop Pass
Non-Member Fee: $229
Member Fee: $129
Non-Member Students: $59
Member Students: $39

All Postconvention Workshops will be virtual. The Workshop Pass includes access to any or all postconvention workshops.


W-02 Distributed Fiber-Optic Sensing in Applied Geophysics, Part 1
Colorado Convention Center
700 14th St
Denver, Colorado 80202
United States


Ge Jin Ge Jin 2021-2021 Lead Organizer, Colorado School of Mines, USA
Eileen Martin Eileen Martin 2021-2021 Co-Organizer, Virginia Tech, USA
Joel Herve Le Calvez Joel Le Calvez 2021-2021 Co-Organizer, Schlumberger, USA
Ge Zhan Ge Zhan 2021-2021 Co-Organizer, TGS
YingPing Li, PhD YingPing Li 2021-2021 Co-Organizer, BlueSkyDas, USA
Michel Verliac Michel Verliac 2021-2021 Co-Organizer, TotalEnergies, France
Mahmoud Farhadiroushan Mahmoud Farhadiroushan 2021-2021 Co-Organizer, Silixa Ltd., UK
Jonathan Ajo-Franklin Jonathan Ajo-Franklin 2021-2021 Co-Organizer, Rice University, USA
Mita Sengupta Mita Sengupta 2021-2021 Co-Organizer, Aramco Services
Vladimir Kazei Vladimir Kazei 2021-2021 Co-Organizer, Aramco
Bjorn Olofsson Bjorn Olofsson 2021-2021 Co-Organizer, ExxonMobile
Ariel Lellouch Ariel Lellouch 2021-2021 Co-Organizer, Tel Aviv University, Israel