Well Logging for Earth Scientists

  • Darwin V. Ellis
  • Julian M. Singer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Darwin V. Ellis, Julian M. Singer
    Pages 1-15
  3. Darwin V. Ellis, Julian M. Singer
    Pages 17-39
  4. Darwin V. Ellis, Julian M. Singer
    Pages 41-62
  5. Darwin V. Ellis, Julian M. Singer
    Pages 63-89
  6. Darwin V. Ellis, Julian M. Singer
    Pages 91-123
  7. Darwin V. Ellis, Julian M. Singer
    Pages 125-148
  8. Darwin V. Ellis, Julian M. Singer
    Pages 149-177
  9. Darwin V. Ellis, Julian M. Singer
    Pages 179-212
  10. Darwin V. Ellis, Julian M. Singer
    Pages 213-245
  11. Darwin V. Ellis, Julian M. Singer
    Pages 247-266
  12. Darwin V. Ellis, Julian M. Singer
    Pages 267-288
  13. Darwin V. Ellis, Julian M. Singer
    Pages 289-324
  14. Darwin V. Ellis, Julian M. Singer
    Pages 325-349
  15. Darwin V. Ellis, Julian M. Singer
    Pages 351-382
  16. Darwin V. Ellis, Julian M. Singer
    Pages 383-414
  17. Darwin V. Ellis, Julian M. Singer
    Pages 415-478
  18. Darwin V. Ellis, Julian M. Singer
    Pages 479-498
  19. Darwin V. Ellis, Julian M. Singer
    Pages 499-530
  20. Darwin V. Ellis, Julian M. Singer
    Pages 531-571

About this book

Introduction

Well logging lies at the intersection of applied geophysics, petroleum and geotechnical engineering. It has its roots in the tentative electrical measurements in well bores which were made by the Schlumberger brothers some 80 years ago in the earliest days of systematic petroleum exploration. Today, a variety of specialized instruments is used to obtain measurements from the borehole during, as well as after, the drilling process. This readable and authoritative treatment of the physics of these measurements dispels the "black magic" of well log interpretation by relating them, including those obtained by the latest generation of tools, to rock physics. It offers a thorough exposé of the physical basis of borehole geophysical measurements, as well as an introduction to practical petrophysics -- extracting desired properties from well log measurements.

"Well Logging for Earth Scientists", 2 nd edition, is thoroughly revised and extended with three new chapters, many new illustrations and expanded and updated references in each chapter.

Audience:  This graduate level textbook with many exercises can also serve as a useful handbook for practicing earth scientists (geophysicists, geologists, or petroleum engineers).

Keywords

Formation Evaluation Geophysics Logging while drilling Petroleum prospecting Petrophysics Well logging instruments nuclear physics spectroscopy

Editors and affiliations

  • Darwin V. Ellis
    • 1
  • Julian M. Singer
    • 2
  1. 1.Schlumberger-Doll ResearchRidgefieldUSA
  2. 2.RichmondUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-4602-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-3738-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-4602-5
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