09 Sep 2021
Proven in live field applications: if you use SlickLight, data management and data decimation for DFOS can be fast. It does not even matter where you are: directly on the wellsite or remotely in the office.
Decimation, or reduction of data, is particularly important for Distributed Acoustic Sensing. When it comes to DAS, the application turns SlickLight cable into a vast number of “microphones”. Can you imagine an orchestra of 500 or even 1000 musical instruments playing together while music is being recorded, processed and visualized simultaneously and in real-time? Well, DFOS data analytics can. Moreover, when this “orchestra” performs, it produces a huge amount of data that needs to be handled, visualized, and documented. It can be a real challenge.
When using decimation techniques, the analyst can easily select the relevant data and scrap the rest. This helps to reduce the amount of data while retaining all the information and makes managing the quick on-site visualization and interpretation possible. Moreover, SlickLight data acquisition requires a small number of people physically present at the wellsite. Uploading decimated data to the cloud allows office workers and remote experts to have online insight as well which is enormously helpful when teams may be scattered across the globe but need to make good decisions together based on relevant data.