Second EAGE Workshop on Distributed Fibre Optic Sensing

Welcome to the Second EAGE Workshop on 

Distributed Fibre Optic Sensing

1 - 2 March 2021, Online Event

Workshop Overview

Distributed fibre optic sensing technology has emerged as a powerful tool for continuous, high-temporal and spatial resolution mapping of the subsurface. The sensing  technology is capable of high precision measurements of acoustic, strain and temperature energy distributions  along the entire length of the optical fibre. This facilitates a cost-effective large-scale monitoring capability for a wide variety of novel subsurface applications over a single optical fibre installation.  

Following a successful first edition, the Second EAGE Workshop on Distributed Fibre Optic Sensing seeks to continue our exploration of the use of distributed optical fibre sensors for diverse energy and industrial applications. The workshop will focus predominantly on geoscience and engineering applications utilizing distributed acoustic (DAS), temperature (DTS) and strain (DSS) systems. 

The technical programme will contain presentations on advancements in instrumentation, applications, and technology integration. A special focus will also be placed on current challenges, business impacts and evolving best practices. This workshop also includes a complimentary course introducing foundational elements of fibre optics science, distributed sensing technology and advanced applications. 

Workshop Scope

We invite submissions suitable for both technical experts and generalists with interest in this technology. Case studies with examples of proven business impacts as well as modelling and theoretical studies are encouraged. These contributions will help the participants in the subsequent discussions to evaluate lessons learned and define “best practices”. 

We look forward to borehole and reservoir applications for monitoring production and injections challenges in hydrocarbons and geothermal projects. Contributions in the areas of mining, CO2 storage, groundwater and environmental geophysics are also encouraged.

The 2020 workshop featured participants from a wide range of industries.

An introductory course is included in the technical programme of this workshop.

Technical Committee

This event is organized with the essential support of the technical committee members. The Technical Committee is composed of industry specialists within the event topic's area.

Committee Members
Mahmoud Farhadiroushan*Silixa
Giuseppe GalliEni
Frode Hveding
Saudi Aramco
Martin KarrenbachOptaSense
Vincent LanticqFebus Optics
YingPing Li
Blue Sky DAS
Sara Moriggi
Nils Noether
fibrisTerre Systems GmBH
Roman Pevzner
Curtin University
Sebastien SoulasLYTT
Ali TuraColorado School of Mines
Mark WillisHalliburton
Andreas Wuestefeld*



Date:1-2 March, 2021
Workshop Attendees:80+
Abstract Extended Deadline30 November 2020



Submission Topics

1.Geophysical and Geotechnical Monitoring

  • Seismic and VSP
  • Microseismic
  • Long-term strain
  • Temperature


  • Business impact
  • Reservoir Engineering
  • Geomechanics modelling
  • Best practices
  • Progress in processing and interpretation tools.

3.Flow Measurements

  • Leakage and geohazard detection
  • Production monitoring
  • Non-oilfield applications

4.Current Challenges and Needs

  • Advantages of Fiber vs Geophones
  • Calibration of data
  • Advances in theoretical background for advanced interpretation
  • Processing challenges

With the successful launch of First Distributed Fibre Optic Distributed Sensing Workshop in 2020, we look forward to welcoming you to the second workshop to be held in 1- 3 March 2021, in The Hague, The Netherland. The goal is to bring experts from academic and industrial organisations together and learn more about the latest advances in the development of the distributed fibre optic sensing technology and its wide range of applications such as Reservoir, Environmental and Earth Science monitoring. 

Mahmoud Farhadiroushan (Silixa)

Workshop Co-chair

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