• Stefan M. Luthi


Logging, or more precisely wireline logging, is a technique developed mostly in the oil industry that measures properties of the rocks surrounding the borehole. This is done with a sonde containing one or several sensors that is pulled uphole on a cable with a winch (Figure 1.1.1). A major purpose of logging is to identify and evaluate hydrocarbon-bearing strata. Classically, three types of measurements are distinguished: Electrical, acoustic, and nuclear. In the 1980s, a significant number of textbooks have been written on the subject, notably by Dewan (1983), Hallenburg (1984), Serra (1984, 1986), Desbrandes (1985), Jorden & Campbell (1985; 1986), Labo (1986), Tittman (1986), and Ellis (1987). Additionally, the oil service companies have published documents on log interpretation principles and logging chart books (e.g. Schlumberger, 1989a, 1989b, and 1992).

Figure 1.1.1

Schematic sketch of wireline logging operation (left) and logging-while-drilling (LWD) operation (right).


Horizontal Well Reservoir Characterization Directional Drilling Well Logging Vertical Seismic Profile 
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  • Stefan M. Luthi
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  1. 1.Delft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands

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