A New LWD Sensor for High Resolution Acoustic Imaging
Date: Wednesday, 24 February, 2016
Location: Repsol, 2455 Technology Forest Blvd The Woodlands, TX 77381
Lunch is served at 11, talk/discussion 11.30-12.30
Regular $25, Student $10 (Lunch included)
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Title: A New LWD Sensor for High Resolution Acoustic Imaging
Historically during unconventional developments, the industry has been facing multiple challenges from the reservoir characterization perspective. One of the major challenges is the capability to acquire high resolution images in oil based mud environments. A new LWD acoustic imaging tool has been developed that operates in oil based mud and provides high resolution borehole imaging using ultrasonic measurements. The measurement itself is made by an ultrasonic transducer that also acts as a receiver. Caliper data and imaging data are binned into 128 bins providing high resolution structural- stratigraphic and hole geometry information. This presentation will review the design considerations for an LWD ultrasonic imaging tool and show field test examples.
Rick Barton is the New Technology Product Champion for the Measurements group in Weatherford Drilling Services. The role involves conducting feasibility studies for new technology developments and then taking approved projects through the R&D process, field testing and commercialization stages. Rick has been working with Weatherford for over 10 years primarily in Europe and Russia. He started with Weatherford in 2005 as an LWD Field Engineer and has been a Coordinator, Technical Sales Engineer and Region Service Line Manager during this time.