hDVS Distributed Acoustic Sensor - Wireline Logging | Schlumberger

Distributed Acoustic Sensing

Every logging run or fiber installation is an opportunity for seismic acquisition

Improved logging efficiency at lower cost

The new heterodyne distributed vibration sensing (hDVS) distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) system is a technological breakthrough for borehole seismic applications, reducing acquisition time from the hours required for conventional seismic operations and vertical seismic profiles (VSPs) to just minutes. 

Built-in efficiency: The system’s optical interrogator unit at surface is connected to any optical-fiber cable deployed in a well, from hybrid wireline logging cable to production tubing with fiber installed or optical fiber permanently cemented behind casing.

With every logging run or fiber installation an opportunity for hDVS DAS seismic data acquisition, the efficiency of borehole seismic operations is significantly improved at lower cost. No time is required for rigging up and down and deploying conventional borehole seismic tools because the system is simply connected to the fiber at surface and records seismic data in conjunction with other stationary logging services or on its own. 

hDVS Distributed Acoustic Sensing System
Interrogator unit of the hDVS DAS system.

Reduce your seismic acquisition time from hours to minutes.

The hDVS DAS system acquired VSPs with a strong reflector and P and S arrivals using either the single-mode and multimode optical fibers
The hDVS DAS system acquired VSPs with a strong reflector and P and S arrivals using either the single-mode and multimode optical fibers, at distances of more than 5 km and less than 1 km, respectively, from the system’s interrogator.

High-quality, high-density data at lower risk

For each source shot, hDVS DAS records a full well profile along the length of the cable. For checkshots and velocity model calibration, the massive density of traces supports very fine resolution of the time-to-depth relationship.

Despite the speed of acquisition, the hDVS system maintains data quality by employing a proprietary multifrequency method that enhances the signal-to-noise ratio to maintain data quality.

Overall operational risk is also decreased because there’s only minimal surface equipment and no requirement to run tools in the well, which removes the likelihood of tool sticking or fishing.

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