The Design of Fluid Depth Measurement in Oil Well Using Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR)

  • M.Ekanasril Setiadi Politeknik Caltex Riau


Wireline logging is the process of recording data by lowering an instrument into an oil and gas well to record the petrophysical properties of the earth's formation layer. Instruments that work in oil wells require fluids to be able to work optimally. The usage of Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) sensor will do the measurement of fluid depth so it can be known in advance before wireline logging work begins. Information display on the LCD can be displayed on the operator's smartphone via the Android-based Blynk application. Data from LIDAR sensor measurement results were tested by comparing data from previous wireline logging work on 5 well samples. GPS reading errors from the design of the device during the trial showed close to 0%. The error in reading the LIDAR sensor to the depth of the liquid surface at the time of trial was 4.41%. From this trial showed that design of the LIDAR sensor can be used as a reference for information in determining the need to add liquid or not before core work. wireline logging is done.