Fiber Optics in the Oil and Gas industry training course (Houston)
22 September, 2016
The recently revamped 101 Fiber Optic Training series is taking place on 22ndSeptember 2016. Hosted by OTM Consulting in association with the SEAFOM Industry Network, the course aims to highlight the transfer and development of innovative sensing technology and deliver a comprehensive introduction to various fiber optics component, systems and solutions deployed within the oil and gas industry.
The course is aimed at newcomers to the oil and gas industry, engineers, technical employees, sales employees, administrative staff, as well as anyone interested in gaining an understanding of the fiber optics technology and its applications. The course will leave delegates with a good understanding of the basic principles of fiber optics, an introduction to applications within both the onshore and offshore environments and an appreciation of the challenges and obstacles that fiber optics face in the future.
An outline of the course structure and the program for the day is provided below:
Introduction to fiber optics
How do fiber optics work?
- Fiber Optic Theory – Electromagnetic Spectrum/Optical Window
- Light Transmission in Fiber – Bandwidth / Dispersion / Fiber Parameters / Graded
Characteristics of the fiber
How are fiber optics made and how does this affect how they are used
- Fiber Types and Optical Design – Fiber Manufacture/Primary coated Fibers / Multi core Fibers / External Fibers
- Techniques and Effects: Raman effect / Bragg grating / polarisation / stokes
- Fiber Optic Sensors: Intensity based sensors / phase based sensors / wavelength based sensors / polarisation sensors/distributed sensing
Fiber optics in the oil and gas industry
This section will focus on applications across the oil and gas industry and historically plot its implementation:
- Subsea activity
- Onshore and offshore dry tree deployments
- Pipeline integrity
This section will focus on the current R&D as well as the status of implementation. It will also examine the potential application in the subsea environment
- Downhole Sensors
- Installation issues
- Frontier operations
As we are relaunching the course, we would like to offer SEAFOM members a one-off opportunity to attend at a reduced registration fee of $500 (normally $750). Please contact Sally Marriage for further details.
Registration and Refreshments
Welcome and Safety Brief
Fundamentals of Fiber Optic Sensing
Introduction to Fiber Optics – how do fiber optics work?
Pinnacle-Halliburton (John Maida)
Characteristics of the Fiber #1
Corning (Bruce Chow)
Characteristics of the Fiber #2
How are fiber optics made and how does this affect how they are used?
Schlumberger (Dmitry Kortukov)
Systems and Applications
This section will focus on the on current R&D as well as the status of implementation:
Fiber Optics in the oil and gas Industry
Focussing on applications across the oil and gas industry and historically plot its implementation:
Weatherford (Chris Baldwin)
Weatherford (Chris Baldwin)
TE Deutsch (Jérémy Calac)
Distributed Acoustic Sensing
Fotech (George Palmer)
Future of Fiber Optics in the oil and gas Industry
Shell (Steve Hirshblond)
Closing discussion & feedback