Interpretation of electrical resistivity logs in a two-zone cylindrically symmetric geometry by Louis J. Shamey

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Statementby L. J. Shamey & W. M. Adams.
SeriesUniversity of Hawaii. Water Resources Research Center. Technical report no. 46, Technical report (University of Hawaii at Manoa. Water Resources Research Center) ;, no. 46.
ContributionsAdams, William Mansfield, 1932- joint author.
LC ClassificationsTC1 .H36 no. 46, TN269 .H36 no. 46
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Paginationvi, 48 p.
Number of Pages48
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Open LibraryOL4697949M
LC Control Number77636524

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The flow of electrical current is governed by Ohm's Law: E = Ir, where E is the potential difference (volts), I is the current (amperes), and r is the resistance (ohms). The resistance of any material will vary with both its size and shape.

by one of three general types of logs: • electrical • nuclear • acoustic or sonic logs The names refer to the sources used to obtain the measurements. The different sources create records (logs), which contain one or more curves related to some property in the rock surrounding the wellbore (see Society of Professional Well Log Analysts, ).

quantitative analysis of these logs may be complex. FRes or Fluid Resistivity (Ohms meters): Fluid resistivity is the inverse of fluid conductance, and is a measure of the electrical resistance of the fluid (See FCond).

Fluid conductivity is typically included in the log instead of fluid Size: KB. The resistivity or acoustic image logs are better for the purpose but more expensive to run.

All microresistivity logs require a conductive mud in open hole and do not work in cased hole. Reference: 1. The Microlog - A New Electrical Logging Method for Detailed Determinations of Permeable Beds H.G. Doll, AIME, 2. Interpretation and Assessment of Electrical Resistivity Soundings Data 43 observation very well supports the merit of Moore’s cumulative plot in locating the ground water table as reported by Kate ().

The subsurface profiles interpreted from all these techniques are illustrated in Fig. 1 typically for location at site Size: 75KB. Resistivity logs measure electrical resistivity in the borehole. The resistivity of formation fluid depends on the concentration of ionized particles in the fluid.

Formation water is a brine with a substantial concentration of ionizing molecules. Principle Uses of Electrical Logs The main use of the electrical tools is to calculate the water saturation of a reservoir formation, and hence the STOOIP.

Chapter 17 covered most of the important theory for this application, and Chapter 1 introduced the use of the derived values when calculating STOOIP. electric, acoustic, and radioactivity logs which have greatly enhanced both qualitative and quantitative interpretation, but for all except the expert log analyst, correlation and geologic interpretation seem to be more diffi­ cult than with the simpler appearing logs of.

The electrical resistivity survey method has undergone tremendous changes over the past 20 years. While traditional resistivity profiling and sounding Author: Meng Heng Loke. ofhow well thematerial retards flow electrical current.

Resistivities vary tremendously from one material to another. For example, the resistivity of a good conductor such as copper is on the order of 10 8 m, the resistivity of an intermediate conductor such as wet topsoil is 10 m, and the resistivity of poor conductors such as sandstone is Size: KB.

Published inLog Interpretation Principles/Applications provides a thorough background of log interpretation. It presents a review of well logging methods and interpretation techniques.

The various openhole services offered by Schlumberger are discussed in some detail, together with essential methods of interpretation and basic applications. This book covers the interpretation of old electrical logs. Common usage of the term electrical log or (from even older times) Schlumberger's often refers to all measurements made on the end of a this book, the term electrical log (or the abbreviation ES) refers to logs which are combinations of SP's, normals and laterals.

The major portion of this book. the electrical-resistivity values from long- and short-normal resistivity logs to correct for f ne- grained material and the subsequent effects of low impedance to electrical flow that are not related to the resistance of formation Size: 1MB.

The Electrical Survey, also known as the ES Log, measures resistivity with direct current (DC) or low frequency alternating current (AC) using the principles of Ohm’s Law. The basic measuring system has two current electrodes, A and B, and two voltage measuring electrodes, M and N.

A substantial amount of Russian and old electrical log resistivity data has been acquired in the past that can be used in an enhanced interpretation process. Old electrical. Normal-resistivity logs record the electrical resistivity of the borehole environment and surrounding rocks and water as measured by variably spaced potential electrodes on the logging probe.

Typical spacing for potential electrodes are 16 inches for short-normal resistivity and 64 inches for long-normal resistivity. is a platform for academics to share research papers. Enhanced Interpretation of Russian and Old Electrical Resistivity Logs Using Modeling and Inversion Methods.

the practical interpretation of such resistivity logs, using the caliper and temperature logs for the reduction procedure.

Geophysical well-logging involves the use of a caliper sonde to measure the diameter of the well and a resistivity sonde to measure the potential difference at points on the sonde and the electrical cur­File Size: 1MB.

Shell Nigeria Graduate Training Programme Petrophysics INTERPRETATION OF RESISTIVITY LOGS Charts are available to determine the true formation resistivity from the three resistivity measurements at different depths of investigation (e.g. in Schlumberger Chart books). Electrical tomography (Resistivity imaging) is technique including both the method of field observations and technology of processing and field resistivity and IP data interpretation.

Its feature is multiple reusing as a source and receiver just. FLUID TEMPERATURE LOG. Provides a continuous record of the temperature of the fluid in the borehole. FLUID RESISTIVITY LOG. Measures the electrical resistance (fluid conductivity) of fluid in the borehole.

Logs reflect changes in the dissolved-solids concentration of. e) Resistivity (Induction) Resistivity logs record the resistance of interstitial fluids to the flow of an electric current, either transmitted directly to the rock through an electrode, or magnetically induced deeper into the formation from the hole.

Therefore, the measure the ability of rocks to conduct electrical currents and are scaled in. Recently, software has been developed for improving resistivity log interpretation.

Old logs and new are being subjected to inversion processing that removes the effect of surrounding formations. These techniques will make electrical resistivity a more accurate viable logging method well into the future.

This hand guide in the Gulf Drilling Guides series offers practical techniques that are valuable to petrophysicists and engineers in their day-to-day jobs. Based on the author’s many years of experience working in oil companies around the world, this guide is a comprehensive collection of techniques and rules of thumb that primary functions of 4/5(1).

The resistivity log Resistivity logs measure the ability of rocks to conduct electrical current and are scaled in units of ohm-meters. There is a wide variety of resistivity tool designs, but a major difference between them lies in their "depth of investigation" (how far does the measurement extend beyond the borehole wall?) and their "vertical resolution" (what is the thinnest bed that.

Recently, software has been developed for improving resistivity log interpretation. Old logs and new are being subjected to inversion processing that removes the effect of surrounding formations.

These techniques will make electrical resistivity a more accurate viable logging method well into the future. OTHER RESISTIVITY METHODS. Resistivity is the ability of a substance to impede the flow of an electrical current. This is a very important rock property in formation evaluation as it helps to differentiate between formations filled with salty waters (good conductors of electricity) and those filled with hydrocarbons (poor conductors of electricity).

Resistivity is a fundamental material property which represents how strongly a material opposes the flow of electric current. In these logs, resistivity is measured using 4 electrical probes to eliminate the resistance of the contact leads.

The log must run in holes containing electrically conductive mud or water. Now in paperback, this comprehensive book is the first text devoted to the problem of understanding the electrical properties of metals and alloys.

Dr Rossiter, well-known for his work on the electrical resistivity of alloys, has written a book which blends results and theory, but does not rely on a strong grounding in quantum mechanics.

After an introduction to the basic. Borehole Imaging Tools - Principles and Applications by Philippe Gaillot, Tim Brewer, Philippe Pezard, and En-Chao Yeh acoustic signal he wireline resistivity image tools are pad he wireline resistivity image tools are pad or porosity using the electrical log and can be used to infer slip history Drilling-induced fractures, breakouts.

There could be some sand beds which are still thinner than the resolution of the image logs. The dominance of low resistivity layers, in laminated shaly sand formations, pose problems in the log interpretation in conventional resistivity measurements.

As majority of the response is due to the shales, the sand layers consisting of hydrocarbon will have little effect on the overall. bridle) and surface electode. Can be compromised by electrical noise (welding etc) or magnetised cable drums. SP Log Resistivity Test 1 1. Which three of the following are normally measured in 2.

the invaded zone: Rw, Sxo, Rxo, Rt, Rmf, Sw. In a fresh mud system where Rmf>Rw the deep resistivity would normally be (HIGHER/LOWER) than the. OPEN HOLE WIRELINE LOGGING Self Learning Module Schlumberger Log Interpretation Principles / Applications manual, both of which are widely saturation using the porosities calculated in step 4 above and the resistivity log (read the log values from the results panel).

Plot the pressure readings against depth and interpret the. Normal logs measure apparent resistivity; if true resistivity is to be obtained from these logs, they must be corrected with the appropriate ts or departure curves.

A summary of these techniques is found in "The Art of Ancient Log Analysis," compiled by the Society of Professional Well Log Analysts (). The user will be able to interpret the lithology by using several logs, there are gamma ray, spontaneous potential, resistivity, and density lly, a formation with high gamma ray reading indicates that it is a shaly or shale, when the low gamma ray reading indicates a clean formation (sand, carbonate, evaporite, etc.), lithology interpretation is very important in Competition: December Temperature logs.

Caliper logs. Radioactivity logging. The total GR log. The spectral GR log. The formation density log. The litho-density log. The neutron log. The sonic or acoustic log. Resistivity theory. The spontaneous potential (SP) log. Electrical logging. Effect of clay on porosity and resistivity logs.

Resistivity surveys are made to satisfy the needs of two distinctly different kinds of interpretation problems: (1) the variation of resistivity with depth, reflecting more or less horizontal stratification of earth materials; and (2) lateral variations in resistivity that may indicate soil lenses, isolated ore bodies, faults, or cavities.

1. Plot triple combo logs in this sequence GR, Resistivity, Density-Neutron. Plot GR in the first track and Resistivity in the second track. Both curves should be plotted in increasing values from. the difference in electrical potential∆E between point A and point B. The constant of proportionality is called the electrical conductance c.

Current is measured in amperes (A), potential difference in volts (V), and conductance in siemens (S). Hence, we can write () We also define an electrical resistance r, which is the inverse of.

The resistivity can take a wide range of values, and, therefore, for convenience is usually presented on a logarithmic scale from, for example, to ohm-m. The resistivity log is fundamental in formation evaluation because hydrocarbons do not conduct electricity while all formation waters do.Resistivity Resistivity of Saline Water - Rw Resistivity of Water and Formation Resistivity of Water, Hydrocarbons, and Formation Resistivity of Tight Formation (no porosity) Increasing Resistivity Resistivity Tool Background • Three Classes –Electrode Logs –Laterologs • Focused Electrodes –Induction • Measure Resistivity in OhmsFile Size: 1MB.The log showed that electrical measurements taken in boreholes could help identify the geological formations around them.

It effectively enabled people to “see” what was down the well—and because the resistivity recordings proved to be repeatable in neighboring wells, it was possible to enable precise correlation of formations across an.

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