Articles | Volume 11, issue 6
Research article
17 Dec 2020
Research article |  | 17 Dec 2020

In situ hydromechanical responses during well drilling recorded by fiber-optic distributed strain sensing

Yi Zhang, Xinglin Lei, Tsutomu Hashimoto, and Ziqiu Xue

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Spatially continuous strain responses in two monitoring wells induced by a well-drilling process were monitored using high-resolution fiber-optic distributed strain sensing (DSS). The modeling results suggest that the strain polarities and magnitudes along the wellbores may be indicative of the layered-permeability structure or heterogeneous formation damage. The performance and value of DSS as a novel hydrogeophysical tool for in situ subsurface monitoring are emphasized.