FIBER OPTICS IMPROVE DOWNHOLE VIDEO

Phillip K. Schultz Westech Inc. Ventura, Calif. Charles Cobb Otis Engineering Corp. Dallas Fiber optics provide downhole videos with a tremendous bandwidth, permitting a rugged, small, 7/32-in. OD cable to be used in long lengths, even in wells with high surface pressure. Run on these fiber optic cables is a small diameter, 1 11/16-in. OD camera that can operate in most oil field tubulars. The cameras are constructed of heat-treated, quality alloys and improved ocular materials that permit

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