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Bio-Sensor Logging Using Pattern Recognition

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000246473D
Publication Date: 2016-Jun-09
Document File: 1 page(s) / 104K

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Abstract

Bio-sensors extremely sensitive to small concentrations of molecular species have found uses in medicine and environmental sensing. Petrophysical logs use engineered sensors to identify patterns of response that indicate zones of interest in the subsurface. Bio-sensors on a chip could be designed to replace active sensors to reveal particular chemical patterns which would enable high-sensitivity, near-real-time detection of petrophysical responses. Applications could extend well beyond petrophysics however to include LWD or wireline logging, entrainment in a fluid stream, or placement in a pit or reservoir - for up- mid- or down-stream applications as well as site monitoring or remediation tracking.

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Title:  Bio-Sensor Logging Using Pattern Recognition

Abstract:  Bio-sensors extremely sensitive to small concentrations of molecular species have found uses in medicine and environmental sensing. Petrophysical logs use engineered sensors to identify patterns of response that indicate zones of interest in the subsurface. Bio-sensors on a chip could be designed to replace active sensors to reveal particular chemical patterns which would enable high-sensitivity, near-real-time detection of petrophysical responses. Applications could extend well beyond petrophysics however to include LWD or wireline logging, entrainment in a fluid stream, or placement in a pit or reservoir - for up- mid- or down-stream applications as well as site monitoring or remediation tracking.

Description:  One approach would be to design a sensor array on a chip which "lights up" to display patterns characteristic of target geomaterials.  This could be viewed directly by a human (remotely or on site) or transmitted as a pattern for quantitative or machine-readable interpretation.  Zero or extremely low power; no sources required; very high sensitivity; can exploit technologies developed for bio and other sciences; small form-factor; economies of scale or high redundancy (depending on use).