2009 Ultra-Deepwater

A 1,000-Level Drill Pipe Deployed Fiber Optic 3C Receiver Array for Deep Boreholes

Subcontractor: Paulsson, Inc.

Principal Investigator: Björn Paulsson
Project Number Project Status
09121-3700-02 Completed
RPSEA Project Manager: Bill Head
US Sensor Systems, Inc., Optiphase, Inc., Kemlon Products, Premier Drill Pipe, Ltd. and Norsar
Period of Performance
Start Date End Date
February 16, 2011 February 14, 2014
Total Project Cost RPSEA Share Cost Share
$3,502,608.00 $2,459,303.00 $1,008,279.00
Project Objectives

The objectives of this project are to design a drill pipe deployed 3C borehole seismic array that is capable of deploying 1,000 3C sensors, i.e., 3,000 channels, using novel broad band fiber optic geophones that can be deployed to at least 200ºC (392ºF) and 30,000 psig to a drilled depth of 30,000 feet. The objectives include manufacturing, testing, and evaluating the performance of the 100 level 3C Prototype System using the recorded test data sets.

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