TALK    Communication Systems for Oilfield Applications

Date released: August 7, 2012

  •  TALK    Communication Systems for Oilfield Applications
  • Date & Time:

    Tuesday, August 7, 2012; 12:00 PM

  • Abstract:

    The oilfield is a rich area for research and engineering in communication and signal processing. Communication over non-standard channels, using constrained sources, noisy environments, and limited computational and energy resources, are some of the key challenges in this domain. In this talk I will give an introduction first on the role of science and technology, in particular communication and signal processing, in the oilfield. Due to its unique role in the industry, Schlumberger has a rich variety of communication systems over EM wireless, wired, acoustic, and even fluid pressure channels.

    In this talk we give a brief tour of some of the state-of-the-art and showcase how technology has revolutionized the practice of the industry, enabling innovations such as horizontal drilling, logging-while-drilling, and well-placement. At the same time, we give a tutorial on how the lifecycle of a reservoir is managed, including imaging, drilling, logging, sampling, testing, and completing. Throughout, we will show how communication has revolutionized the practice in the industry.

  • Speaker:

    Dr. Julius Kusuma
    Schlumberger-Doll Research

    Julius received his B.S.E.E. with highest distinction from Purdue University and M.S.E.E. from the University of California, Berkeley. He received his Ph.D. from MIT in the summer of 2006.

    In 2001 Julius was an MIT Presidential Fellow, and he was a visiting scientist at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in 2001 and 2004. He is currently a senior research scientist at the Schlumberger-Doll Reearch, leading the research group working on communication and signal processing systems for remote geophysical measurements.

  • MERL Host:

    Petros T. Boufounos