Are any of the oil companies running any type of BHP/BHT monitring devices downhole while they are fracing? From my understanding that some of the horizontal well are getting multistage fracs, and want to question that if the oil companies would monitor their fracs, would they gain any vital information.

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Comment by John G. on March 26, 2010 at 10:12pm
There is no need for this type data. We know pressures and temperatures before the frac starts. All horizontials are stage jobs. We are monitor the fracs while each stage is being pumped.
Comment by Josh on March 15, 2010 at 8:46pm
there are several service companies that offer something like this, but here is a link to Schlumberger's: http://www.slb.com/services/stimulation/hydraulic_fracture_monitori...
Google "micriseismic and you can learn all about it. Pretty great technology.
Comment by Bacon on March 8, 2010 at 9:01pm
A company called Micro Seismic has a setup for frac monitoring from ground level. They seem to be a pretty popular outfit with several E&P's.
Comment by Parkdota on March 8, 2010 at 6:19pm
I talked to a guy that drills for a living and he said there are devices they use to monitor every inch of the drill process. It is such a delicate, intricate, and expensive process that extreme measures are taken to ensure they get their desired results. The devices they use for monitoring gives them a wealth of needed information.

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