How are Fiber Optics Used in the Oil and Gas Industry?
Specialty optical fibers are an essential component in the oil and gas industry, providing a reliable and cost-effective solution for distributed sensing applications. With over 40 years of experience in manufacturing high reliability optical fibers, we are proud to offer a wide range of specialty optical fibers that are designed specifically for use in the oil and gas industry.
Distributed acoustic sensing (DAS), distributed temperature sensing (DTS) and distributed vibration sensing (DVS) are some of the most important applications of specialty optical fibers in the oil and gas industry. DAS and DVS technology uses optical fibers to monitor and analyze acoustic signals generated by downhole activities, such as hydraulic fracturing, drilling and production. DTS technology uses optical fibers to measure temperature variations along the entire length of a fiber optic cable. These technologies provide valuable insights into the performance and condition of oil and gas wells, allowing operators to make informed decisions that maximize production and minimize downtime.
Our specialty optical fibers are designed to withstand the harsh and challenging conditions of the oil and gas industry. They are highly resistant to extreme temperatures, corrosive conditions and high-pressure hydrogen rich environments, ensuring reliable performance in even the most demanding applications. So if you are deploying the fiber in the well casing, within a wireline logging cable or a slickline cable for permanent installations or interventions, then we have the fiber for you.
Through combinations of DAS, DVS and DTS and other sensing methods, our specialty optical fibers can be used for a wide range of applications in the oil and gas industry, including:
- Reservoir monitoring
- Wellbore imaging and monitoring
- Frack monitoring
- Flow measurement
- Pipeline monitoring
- Leak detection
- Telemetry to and from logging tools
With our high-quality specialty optical fibers, you can trust that your oil and gas operations are in good hands. Contact us today to learn more about our product offerings and how we can help you improve the efficiency and safety of your oil and gas operations.