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1. (WO2018048408) EXCESS OPTICAL FIBER DEPLOYMENT CONTROL

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/048408    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/050779
Publication Date: Fri Mar 16 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Sep 09 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: G02B 6/44
Applicants: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
Inventors: BENJAMIN, Seldon David
THERRIEN, Jason Edward
JAASKELAINEN, Mikko
Title: EXCESS OPTICAL FIBER DEPLOYMENT CONTROL
Abstract:
Various embodiments include methods and apparatus structured to increase efficiencies of a drilling operation. These efficiencies may be realized with a fiber cable located in a wellbore at a well site, where the fiber cable can include an optical fiber disposed as a single handed helix in the fiber cable, where the optical fiber is disposed in the cable without having helix hand reversal. Construction of such fiber cables may include applying a twist to the optical fiber during insertion of the optical fiber into the fiber cable in a tubing process in which control of an amount of the twist to form a portion of the optical fiber can control excess fiber length in the tube. Additional apparatus, systems, and methods can be implemented in a variety of applications.