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A method for monitoring fluid properties with a distributed sensor in a wellbore having an inner surface, a top and a bottom comprising causing the distributed sensor to assume a helical shape, pulling the distributed sensor towards the bottom of the wellbore, while retaining the helical shape of the distributed sensor, feeding the distributed sensor into the wellbore so that the distributed sensor is in substantially continuous contact with the inner surface, and allowing the distributed sensor to become at least partially supported by friction at the inner surface.

Title
Method for monitoring fluid properties
Application Number
11/561806
Publication Number
7409858 (B2)
Application Date
November 20, 2006
Publication Date
August 12, 2008
Inventor
Moye Wicks III
Houston
TX, US
Frederick Henry Kreisler Rambow
Houston
TX, US
Dennis Edward Dria
Houston
TX, US
Assignee
Shell Oil Company
TX, US
IPC
E21B 47/10
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