Micro sensor motes successfully travel through a Canadian heavy oil reservoir
Posted: 11.30.2012

What was once believed to be impossible became a reality on November 16th: micro sensor motes were successfully sent into a Canadian heavy oil reservoir through an injection well and retrieved via a production well.

This exciting result is from a field trial conducted by the PI Innovation Centre – a joint venture of the Canadian Petroleum Technology Research Centre (PTRC) and its Dutch-based partner INCAS3 – in collaboration with Canadian Natural Resources Limited (CNRL), which provided field access. The successful experiment is the first step towards mapping the structure of heavy oil reservoirs with micro sensor technology.

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