Acoustic fluid level detection for wells

Choon Tan with Sebastien Mannai

Over-pumping is a key cause of oil well failures in the USA. Over-pumping also generates millions of tons of CO2 due to vented and flared natural gas. This project is developing novel acoustic fluid level sensors to continuously detect the amount of liquid in a wellbore to allow real time control of the well and prevent over-pumping.

Watch Sebastien Mannai present their project at IdeaStream 2020 below.