World's first multiple fiber-optic intelligent well ///

In August 2002, Norsk Hydro ASA completed industry’s first installation of multiple fiber-optic pressure and temperature gauges in a single well, along with a distributed temperature sensing (DTS) fiber and a surface-operated, intelligent-completion flow-control device. The system was installed in Oseberg Øst (East) Well E-11C in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. The operator says extensive knowledge of pressure conditions is imperative. To optimally control the field’s water injection program, operations depend on having precise knowledge about pressure conditions in the reservoir over an extended period.

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