Fiber optics profiles real-time temperature across horizontal lateral

03/31/2003
A fiber-optic distributed temperature system (DTS) across a horizontal wellbore off Trinidad provided valuable information and benefits such as identifying areas of oil and gas production along the reservoir interval, verifying production philosophies, correlating logs taken over the reservoir interval, and logging continuous, real-time temperatures across the entire well length.BP Trinidad Energy Co. (BPTT) installed the system in its Mahogany Bravo-12 well Borehole 01 (MB12B01), on Sept. 19, 2002.This was the first successful attempt to have a fiber-optic temperature sensing system installed across the sand face of a horizontal well.To date, some discussion still persists over the final...
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