Hydraulic Fracture Profiling

Optimize fracture completions in real-time

Extract the most value from your completions by monitoring stage performance with OptaSense Hydraulic Fracture Profiling services.
Using optical fibers permanently installed behind the casing, our Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) technology helps you confirm successful completion operations, determine fluid and proppant distribution and monitor cross well communications in real time, at the perforation level by acquiring continuous acoustic and temperature measurements along the length of your well. This service also allows you to measure well interference, such as strain and temperature, on multi-well pads when one or more wells are instrumented with a fiber-optic cable. This data can provide valuable information on future well placement, perforation designs and reservoir development.

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Monitor cross-well strain and temperature communication in real time.

Benefit from both DAS and DTS measurements
Our hydraulic fracture profiling services offer simultaneous application and analysis of both DAS and Distributed Temperature Sensing (DTS). These combined measurements improve downhole interpretation and understanding of hydraulic fracture treatments. When complimented by hydraulic fracturing parameters such as wellhead pressures, rate and concentrations, this novel sensing combination can offer real-time insights into:
  • Perforation cluster efficiency and distribution of fluid and proppant
  • Effectiveness of flow diversion
  • Well integrity issues
  • Initial flowback and well cleanout
  • Long term production and reservoir performance
Monitor completion operations
On-demand completion data not only provides the insight you need to optimize fracture programs, it allows you to mitigate operational issues in order to save completion dollars. To mitigate losses associated with mechanical failures, the Hydraulic Fracture Profiling service monitors all operations in real time, such as confirming perforations, plug setting, ball drops and sleeve actuation. It identifies unwanted inter-stage communication in treatment wells, as well as unwanted fracture hits and hydraulic connectivity in offset wells. Fiber optic fracture profiling also enables the immediate detection and location of well integrity issues.
Identify cross well communications
With picostrain and milikelvin sensitivity, our fracture profiling service provides real-time displays of cross-well strain and temperature communication while fracturing. This capability measures minute deformations of the casing caused by changes in formation strain near the wellbore induced by fracturing neighboring un-fibered wells. This data can be integrated with microseismic, production logs, geology, and other data to better understand stimulation effectiveness. It also provides a better understanding of fracture geometry by delivering new data inputs that calibrate hydraulic fracture models.

Did you know

By permanently installing fiber behind the casing, OptaSense Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing (DFOS) allows you to acquire borehole seismic data, profile hydraulic fractures and monitor production flow in real time, for the life of your asset.

This means while monitoring completion performance, you can visualize inflow and axial production flow along the entire wellbore, in real time, at the perforation level.

One system,
multiple applications

Visualize fracture performance in real time
Dig deeper into hydraulic fracturing data with the OptaSense DxS Pro visualization software. This software program allows operators to integrate multiple data sets, analyze DAS and DTS response during treatment, and generate 4D animations. It offers easy-to-use data processing and conversion tools, as well as application-specific workflows.
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