A cost-effective downhole strain sensor tool for retrofit or new installation
Problem statement Hydraulic fracturing involves fracturing of bedrock formations by pressurized liquids and is one of the key technologies used for unconventional oil production. Usually strains on the order of 10–5 to 10–6 propagate ahead of the fractures. Monitoring and characterizing the strain on wellbores can be a formidable challenge,...
Inventor(s): Mukul Sharma, Rodney Russell
Keywords(s): Engineering, Fracking, Oil & gas upstream, Sensors
Category(s): Physical sciences > Energy > Oil & gas > Upstream oil & gas