Practical Formation Evaluation / Edition 1

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This book is on oil and natural gas well logging, and is based on the author's lectures at the University of Southern California. The first seven chapters discuss logging techniques and devices: spontaneous potential, gamma rays, resistivity, density, neutron logs, and acoustic logs. The remaining chapters discuss the various methods for integrating and analyzing this data.

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Provides information and methods pertaining to formation evaluation using well-log analysis. According to the author, log analysis is not an art at all but rather requires a straightforward methodology, which he provides, with assurances that the methods described will allow for highly accurate manual and computer-programmed interpretations. Covers everything from reasons for logging wells and an introduction to crossplots, to the development of a dual-water log and a method for calculating pore pressures from well logs. Appendices provide a partial list of symbols and subscripts used in well-logging, logging tool response in sedimentary minerals, and conversions and equivalents. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471107552
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/29/1995
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 490
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.55 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Some Reasons for Logging Wells.

The Spontaneous Potential.

The Gamma Ray Log.

Resistivity Measurements.

The Density Log.

The Neutron Log.

The Acoustic Log.

Introduction to Crossplots.

A Look at Formation Factor and Saturation Theory.

Development of a Dual-Water Logic.

Clay Types and Mineral Distributions.

Characteristics of Invasion and Resistivity Profiles.

Organic Matter in Source Rocks.

Saturations, and Thin Beds.

A Method for Calculating Pore Pressures from Well Logs.

Secondary Porosity.

Pulsed-Neutron Capture Cross-Section Logs.

Temperature Surveys.



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