Downhole Applications of Magnetic Sensors
AbstractIn this paper we present a review of the application of two types of magnetic sensors—fluxgate magnetometers and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) sensors—in the oil/gas industry. These magnetic sensors play a critical role in drilling wells safely, accurately and efficiently into a target reservoir zone by providing directional data of the well and acquiring information about the surrounding geological formations. Research into magnetic sensors for oil/gas drilling has not been explored by researchers to the same extent as other applications, such as biomedical, magnetic storage and automotive/aerospace applications. Therefore, this paper aims to serve as an opportunity for researchers to truly understand how magnetic sensors can be used in a downhole environment and to provide fertile ground for research and development in this area. A look ahead, discussing other magnetic sensor technologies that can potentially be used in the oil/gas industry is presented, and what is still needed in order deploy them in the field is also addressed. View Full-Text
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Gooneratne, C.P.; Li, B.; Moellendick, T.E. Downhole Applications of Magnetic Sensors. Sensors 2017, 17, 2384.
Gooneratne CP, Li B, Moellendick TE. Downhole Applications of Magnetic Sensors. Sensors. 2017; 17(10):2384.Chicago/Turabian Style
Gooneratne, Chinthaka P.; Li, Bodong; Moellendick, Timothy E. 2017. "Downhole Applications of Magnetic Sensors." Sensors 17, no. 10: 2384.
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