Fiber Optic Sensors in the Oil and Gas Industry

Current and Future Applications

Christopher Baldwin     Weatherford, Laurel, MD, United States


The use of fiber optic sensors in the oil and gas industry has continued to grow over the past few decades. This chapter examines the various types of fiber optic sensor technologies that are used today and explains some of the applications that are benefiting from fiber optic sensing. Where applicable, descriptions of the different extraction techniques will be explained. The chapter concludes with a brief discussion of potential future directions.


Fiber optic sensor; Gas industry; Oil industry; Pipeline monitoring; Steam-assisted gravity drainage; Thermal monitoring

8.1. Introduction

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