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ApplicationNo. 10237470 filed on 09/09/2002
US Classes:250/269.1, With source and detector250/227.14, Condition responsive light guide (e.g., light guide is physically affected by parameter sensed which results in light conveyed to the photocell)250/227.27, With coherent interferrometric light250/256, Well testing apparatus and methods166/250.01, With indicating, testing, measuring or locating166/254.2, Well logging73/705, Photoelectric385/12, OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE SENSOR356/73.1, FOR OPTICAL FIBER OR WAVEGUIDE INSPECTION175/40, WITH SIGNALING, INDICATING, TESTING OR MEASURING102/201, Laser or light initiated340/853.1WELLBORE TELEMETERING OR CONTROL (E.G., SUBSURFACE TOOL GUIDANCE, DATA TRANSFER, ETC.)
ExaminersPrimary: Lee, John D.
Assistant: Gurzo, Paul M.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassesG01V 800
AbstractA portion of at least one fiber is moved into an exterior annulus of a well between a tubular structure in the well and the wall of the borehole of the well such that the portion is placed to conduct a signal responsive to at least one parameter in the exterior annulus. One particular implementation uses fiber optic cable with a cementing process whereby flowing cementing fluid pulls the portion of the cable into the exterior annulus.
Field of SearchWith source and detector
Condition responsive light guide (e.g., light guide is physically affected by parameter sensed which results in light conveyed to the photocell)
With coherent interferrometric light
Well testing apparatus and methods
With indicating, testing, measuring or locating
OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE SENSOR