Fiber optics has shown value as surveillance tool when installed as part of the completion, enabling engineers to optimize artificial lift, production strategy, field development, etc. However the value of the fiber optics for logging application has yet to be fully realized.

The authors will go through several applications where fiber optics provide a greater insight compared to the various production logging suites.

The three applications of using fiber optics as a production logging tool revolves around production and injection profile, diagnoses of the well conditions upstream of the completion, and stimulation treatment.


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