Well Instrumentation and Fiber Optics – Critical Information to Understand the Interplay Between: Well, Stimulation and Subsurface
Monitoring the creation and geometry of hydraulically induced fractures using a variety of diagnostic tools is a relatively expensive but necessary step to achieve the successful development of unconventional reservoirs. In recent years, downhole instrumentation using a combination of Fiber Optics (FO) and other diagnostic tools is providing new and detailed information about well construction and hydraulic fracturing not available before. This evolving “tool-kit” primarily developed for unconventionals is also having a direct application in new-energy projects such as CO2 sequestration and in the monitoring of Enhance Geothermal Systems (EGS). This presentation shows several examples on how a variety FO and other downhole measurements are helping us to understand the interplay between well, completion-stimulation and subsurface.
Bio: Gustavo Ugueto is Shell’s Fiber Optic Regional Deployment coordinator for the Americas and Principal Petrophysicist for Shell’s Unconventional Technology Organization. He is currently the Focal Point for Frac Diagnostics within Shell, concentrating on Fiber Optic development and data integration. Throughout his career Gustavo Ugueto has participated in multiple projects involving collaboration between academia and industry. Recently, he led the instrumentation and Fiber Optic interpretation of wells in GTI Hydraulic Fracturing Test Site #2 Consortium in the Permian Delaware Basin, and he is co-Pi in a University of Texas Austin project in the EGS FORGE in Utah.