Sensors look well ahead

Fisher, Richard
August 2004
Engineer (00137758);8/27/2004, Vol. 293 Issue 7658, p12
Reports on the efforts of British researchers to develop intelligent oil wells that could detect advancing water from up to several hundred meters and react before it contaminates production. Plan to use a combination of seismic and electrokinetic sensors to monitor fluid flow in reservoirs around oil wells; Challenges in the development and installation of intelligent oil well devices.


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