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SPE Workshop: Fiber-Optic Sensing Applications for Field Development, Integrity and Optimisation
20- 21 February 2024 | Hyatt Regency London Blackfriars | London, UK

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SPE Workshop: Fiber-Optic Sensing Applications for Field Development, Integrity and Optimisation
20- 21 February 2024 | Hyatt Regency London Blackfriars | London, UK


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Welcome to the SPE Workshop: Fiber-Optic Sensing Applications for Field Development, Integrity and Optimisation

Over the last three decades, the world of fiber-optic sensing has undergone a remarkable transformation, propelling us from the pioneering days of distributed temperature sensing (DTS) in the 1990s to the cutting-edge inclusion of optical-based pressure gauges, seismic accelerometers, flowmeters, and an array of innovative point sensors in the 2000s. Fast forward to the 2010s, and the introduction of distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) has further revolutionised the optical sensing system, encompassing fibers, cables, sensors, deployment, processing, and interpretation technologies.

The result? Astoundingly improved and novel quantitative well and reservoir monitoring that has not only elevated early project stages but also enriched the entire asset lifetime.

SPE is thrilled to welcome you back to the SPE Workshop: Fiber-Optic Sensing Applications for Field Development, Integrity & Optimisation, where we'll delve into the world of fiber-optic monitoring technologies, unlocking their immense potential in optimising reservoir and field development and operations.

Join us at the forefront of innovation and exploration into in-well fiber-optic sensing. Together, let's unlock the potential of these ground-breaking technologies for unparalleled field development, integrity, and optimisation.

Our agenda is brimming with insightful field case studies, showcasing the exceptional value delivered across various domains, such as CCUS and green/renewable energy applications, subsea and offshore well and reservoir monitoring, downhole flow quantification, and seismic applications.

Drawing together an array of brilliant minds, this workshop promises to pique the interest of multiple disciplines, including reservoir engineering, production engineering, well engineering, geology, and geophysics.

In addition to our comprehensive technical program, we have curated multiple networking opportunities, such as our coffee breaks and welcome reception, allowing you to connect and collaborate with like-minded industry experts



Production & Injection Monitoring / Stimulation Diagnostics


Offshore & Subsea Applications

Emerging & Enabling Technologies


Value of Continuous Monitoring – Case Studies




Event Location and Venue

London, the vibrant capital city of the United Kingdom, is a global hub of culture, commerce, and innovation. With its rich history dating back over two millennia, London has been a centre for advancements across the E&P industry, making it an ideal destination for those seeking to stay at the forefront of what is happening in the energy sector.

With iconic landmarks such as Big Ben and the River Thames, and being renowned for its world-class museums, theatres, and diverse neighbourhoods, London offers a diverse range of experiences that should offer something for everyone.



If your travelling via plane:

  • London has several major airports, including Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton, and London City Airport. Choose the airport closest to your destination in London.


  • Book your flight in advance to secure the best fares. Consider flexibility with your travel dates to find cheaper options.


  • Plan your transportation from the airport to your accommodation in London. Options include taxis, airport shuttles, the Underground (Tube), or train services like the Heathrow Express or Gatwick Express.

If your travelling via train:

  • If you're traveling from within the UK or nearby European countries, consider taking the train to London. Major train stations in London include King's Cross, St. Pancras International, Paddington, Victoria, and Liverpool Street.


  • Book your train tickets in advance to get the best deals, especially if you're traveling during peak times.


  • Check the station's facilities and services, as well as the public transportation options available from the station to your destination in London.

If your travelling via car:

  • If you're driving to London, be aware that traffic congestion is common, particularly during rush hours. Consider avoiding driving into central London if possible.


  • Plan your route in advance and use GPS or navigation apps to navigate through the city. London has a congestion charge zone, so make sure to check if your route falls within it and pay the charge if necessary.


  • Parking in central London can be expensive and limited. Look for parking garages or consider using park-and-ride facilities outside the city and using public transportation to reach your destination.


  • Despite being in our everyday life, fiber optics is still a relatively misunderstood and underutilized technology in the oil and gas industry. This event is key to advertising the many capabilities of fiber optics for flow profiling, wellbore integrity, treatment diagnostics, and more. The discussions, fueled by curated presentations and topics, highlight how fiber optics can support sustainability initiatives for the oil and gas, and the role it has to play in the ongoing energy transition.
    Pierre Ramondenc
  • Advances in fiber optic sensing are taken place at a rapid place, and more and more new applications are now being available for the various sensors. In this workshop, we will ensure that we can get the most value from this technology through exciting discussions, Q&A sessions and case studies from professionals working in this space.
    Andres Chavarria
    LUNA OptaSense
  • Participants will get an appreciation of the value proposition of fiber-optics for the oil and gas, with many examples of how it offers unparalleled insights on reservoir behaviours and operational effectiveness. The panel discussion is certainly the highlight of the event, with an open discussion between operators and service providers on benefits and challenges of the technology. This usually sets the scene for in-depth reviews of key applications (e.g., integrity surveillance, stimulation diagnostics, flow profiling, seismic studies), which will all attract their crowd of specialists.
    Pierre Ramondenc
  • It is an honor to be a part of the committee for this SPE workshop, working among those who are pushing this technology forward. Each of these events brings an opportunity to learn more about a technology that continues to grow.
    Andres Chavarria
    LUNA OptaSense



The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) is a not-for-profit organization. Income from this event will be invested back into SPE to support many other Society programs.

When you attend an SPE event, you help provide even more opportunities for industry professionals to enhance their technical and professional competence. Scholarships, certification, the Distinguished Lecturer program, and SPE’s energy education program Energy4me® are just a few examples of programs supported by SPE.


Thank you to all who joined us in 2023!

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