27 May '12, 11am

OptaSense signs global agreement with Shell to deploy fiber monitoring for hydraulic fracturing operations

OptaSense signs global agreement with Shell to deploy fiber monitoring for hydraulic fracturing operations 27 May 2012 OptaSense , a QinetiQ company, has signed a Global Commercialization and Framework Agreement with Shell that sets out the basis on which Shell businesses can contract with OptaSense directly to use its unique Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) system. The initial service to be provided under the agreement is a commercial hydraulic fracture monitoring service. The OptaSense Distributed Acoustic Sensing system provides a new window on in-well treatments. The hydraulic fracture monitoring service provides real-time monitoring of fracture fluid injection locations and provides an estimate of the volume of water and proppant uptake at these locations. With real-time monitoring of the operation at the treatment zone, operators are able to optimize the hydraulic ...

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2012/05/optasense-2012052...

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