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W-10 Distributed Fiber-Optic Sensing in Applied Geophysics, Part 2

Through the support of the Research Committee

Friday, 1 October 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, and 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 3:
Dark Fiber and Near-Surface Applications
  • Monitoring tailings dams with seismic interferometry using DAS: Tjaart de Wit, Colorado School of Mines
  • Accurate geolocalization of large-scale DAS through GPS-tracked moving vehicles: Ettore Biondi, Caltech
  • Basin-to-Field Scale Structural Imaging Using DAS and Natural Seismicity for Geothermal Applications: Jonathan Ajo-Franklin, Rice
  • Dispersion curve inversion and full waveform inversion of the surface wave data from a trench-deployed fiberoptic survey: Luping Qu, University of Calgary
  • Panel Discussion
Session 4:
Instrumentation and Deployment
  • The Limits of DAS: Robert J. Mellors, UCSD
  • Development of Joint Acoustic and Magnetic Sensing in a Single Fiber: Zach Hileman; Virginia Tech
  • Atlantis subsea DAS installation and VSP acquisition: Jean-Paul van Gestel, BP
  • Simultaneous Monitoring Fiber Optic DAS and Distributed Strain Sensing Signals with High Resolution during Hydraulic Fracturing and Production Operations: Artur Guzik, Neubrex
  • Panel 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-10 Distributed Fiber-Optic Sensing in Applied Geophysics, Part 2
Colorado Convention Center
700 14th St
Denver, Colorado 80202
United States


Ge Jin Ge Jin 2021-2021 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.
Jonathan Ajo-Franklin Jonathan Ajo-Franklin 2021-2021 Co-Organizer, Rice University
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