Vertical seismic profiling using distributed acoustic sensing

Heather K. Hardeman, Matt McDonald, Tom Daley, Barry Freifeld, Michael P. Lamoureux and Don Lawton


We explain the methods behind distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) using fibre optic cables. We consider the application of DAS in the acquisition of vertical seismic profile (VSP) data. After conversion from optical backscatter to a strain measurement in terms of time and space, we apply common processing techniques to the VSP data acquired from the Containment and Monitoring Institute (CaMI) site in Newell County, AB using Fotech Solutions DAS technology.

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