Articles | Volume 372
12 Nov 2015
 | 12 Nov 2015

In-situ formation compaction monitoring in deep reservoirs by use of fiber optics

H. Ikeda, S. Kunisue, D. Nohara, K. Ooba, and T. Kokubo

Abstract. We have devised a new in situ monitoring method for the amount of stratified compaction in borehole drilled several hundred meters underground. This newly developed epoch-making monitoring system differs from conventional monitoring methods for land subsidence in that it is designed to continuously monitor the amounts of displacement in several intervals separately, using optical fibers fitted in the sensor assembly. This report presents results from a deep observation well. This is a continued report from the previous one on EISOLS 2010.