10.1190/tle32060699.1

Field testing of fiber-optic distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) for subsurface seismic monitoring

Authors: Thomas M. Daley , Barry M. Freifeld , Jonathan Ajo-Franklin , Shan Dou , Roman Pevzner , Valeriya Shulakova , Sudhendu Kashikar , Douglas E. Miller , Julia Goetz , Jan Henninges , and Stefan Lueth (2013). ”Field testing of fiber-optic distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) for subsurface seismic monitoring.” Field testing of fiber-optic distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) for subsurface seismic monitoring, 32(6), 699-706.

doi: 10.1190/tle32060699.1

Copyright: Society of Exploration Geophysicists

Source: The Leading Edge, Volume 32, Issue 6 (June 2013)

Abstract

Distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) is a relatively recent development in the use of fiber-optic cable for measurement of ground motion. Discrete fiber-optic sensors, typically using a Bragg diffraction grating, have been in research and development and field testing for more than 15 years with geophysical applications at least 12 years old (Bostick, 2000, and summary in Keul et al., 2005). However, developments in recent years have sought to remove the need for point sensors by using the fiber cable itself as a sensor (Mestayer et al., 2011; Miller et al., 2012).

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