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The Optics of Distributed Vibration SensingNormal access

Authors: A. H. Hartog, O.I. Kotov and L.B. Liokumovich
Event name: Second EAGE Workshop on Permanent Reservoir Monitoring 2013 – Current and Future Trends
Session: Distributed Acoustics: More than "Unplugged
Publication date: 03 July 2013
DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.20131301
Organisations: EAGE
Language: English
Info: Extended abstract, PDF ( 368.01Kb )
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In distributed vibration sensing (DVS) - also known as distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) technology, an optical fibre is deployed in the borehole to be surveyed and is used to detect seismic waves originating from a source outside the well. Although the EAGE and SEG literature describes the results of using DVS for borehole seismic applications, essentially nothing has been written about the underlying optical technology in the geophysics technical literature. This paper therefore outlines the main methods that are probably used by the main participants in the DVS activity, insofar as this can be deduced from publications in the field of fibre optics and the patent literature.

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