What makes Optiq Seismic solution unique from third-party tools?
The large volume of data produced with fiber optics can be a challenge to manage, often resulting in long processing times and requiring fiber optics expertise to interpret before making decisions. Optiq Seismic solution uses enhanced AI to improve processing time by up to 18× compared with industry benchmarks. In addition, the solution provides more than just measurements; it gives you end-to-end workflows—from planning, modeling, execution, to processing—for real-time decision making, so you can proactively maximize your returns. For example, in the planning phase, digital tools enable presurvey modeling to optimize data quality, and during the job execution phase, advanced edge processing enhances data QC and enables real-time alerts to eliminate the need to transmit gigabytes of data from the wellsite. And the ability to make adjustments in real time can be used as part of a long-term surveillance strategy.
What options are available for deploying the fiber in the well?
Optiq Seismic solution is the industry’s only deployment-agnostic fiber-optic borehole seismic solution. This means it can be deployed in any well in a way that suits your objectives. You can temporarily deploy it using our innovative fiber-optic wireline, slickline, or coiled tubing conveyances or permanently clamp it to production tubing or cement it behind casing.
This gives you operational flexibility based on your objectives while making every logging run an opportunity for borehole seismic data acquisition to significantly improve the efficiency of your operations. No longer is time required for rigging up and down and a dedicated seismic run, because the solution records seismic data either in conjunction with other services or on its own. This new ability to acquire data on any wireline, slickline, or coiled tubing descent eliminates the likelihood of canceling the borehole seismic acquisition due to time constraints or borehole stability concerns. In addition, it ensures that the well tie with surface seismic data can be performed and reservoir properties are delineated.
For temporary deployment, Optiq TuffLINE torque-balanced fiber-optic wireline conveyance has an industry-leading 18,000-lbf maximum safe working load and acquires high-resolution VSPs in any exploration and appraisal environment, including deep water. Another industry first is VSP acquisition during any production services run using Optiq StreamLINE polymer-locked fiber-optic wireline conveyance.
What are the benefits of installing fiber optics permanently in the well?
Permanent fiber installations enable you to integrate borehole seismic measurement with your completions to acquire 3D or 4D VSPs without deferring any production, thus saving time and costs. And with a better understanding of your reservoir, you can optimize positioning for future development wells and your completion strategy, as well as potentially reduce the number of required wells to further decarbonize full field development.