Wireless Communication in Oil and Gas Wells

  title={Wireless Communication in Oil and Gas Wells},
  author={Nicholas G. Franconi and Andrew P. Bunger and Ervin Sejdi{\'c} and Marlin H. Mickle},
  journal={Energy technology},
We review the techniques of below-ground wireless communication in the oil and gas industry. A historical and theoretical analysis of pressure wave and electromagnetic communication is presented. Case studies for both technologies and their current applications are evaluated to identify the limitations of each method and opportunities for innovation. Finally, the possibilities of smart well technology are discussed with focus on sensors powered wirelessly for the continuous monitoring of shale… 

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