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Well Logging for Earth Scientists

  • Dispels the "black magic" of well log interpretation

  • Thorough exposé of the physical basis of geophysical measurements in wells

  • Introduction to practical petrophysics - extracting desired properties from well log measurements

  • Problems for students

  • Combines a detailed review of the physics of measurements with an extensive introduction to their interpretation

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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Table of contents (24 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xix
  2. An Overview of Well Logging

    • Darwin V. Ellis, Julian M. Singer
    Pages 1-15
  3. Introduction to Well Log Interpretation: Finding the Hydrocarbon

    • Darwin V. Ellis, Julian M. Singer
    Pages 17-39
  4. Basic Resistivity and Spontaneous Potential

    • Darwin V. Ellis, Julian M. Singer
    Pages 41-62
  5. Empiricism: The Cornerstone of Interpretation

    • Darwin V. Ellis, Julian M. Singer
    Pages 63-89
  6. Resistivity: Electrode Devices and How They Evolved

    • Darwin V. Ellis, Julian M. Singer
    Pages 91-123
  7. Other Electrode and Toroid Devices

    • Darwin V. Ellis, Julian M. Singer
    Pages 125-148
  8. Resistivity: Induction Devices

    • Darwin V. Ellis, Julian M. Singer
    Pages 149-177
  9. Multi-Array and Triaxial Induction Devices

    • Darwin V. Ellis, Julian M. Singer
    Pages 179-212
  10. Propagation Measurements

    • Darwin V. Ellis, Julian M. Singer
    Pages 213-245
  11. Basic Nuclear Physics for Logging Applications: Gamma Rays

    • Darwin V. Ellis, Julian M. Singer
    Pages 247-266
  12. Gamma Ray Devices

    • Darwin V. Ellis, Julian M. Singer
    Pages 267-288
  13. Gamma Ray Scattering and Absorption Measurements

    • Darwin V. Ellis, Julian M. Singer
    Pages 289-324
  14. Basic Neutron Physics for Logging Applications

    • Darwin V. Ellis, Julian M. Singer
    Pages 325-349
  15. Neutron Porosity Devices

    • Darwin V. Ellis, Julian M. Singer
    Pages 351-382
  16. Pulsed Neutron Devices and Spectroscopy

    • Darwin V. Ellis, Julian M. Singer
    Pages 383-414
  17. Nuclear Magnetic Logging

    • Darwin V. Ellis, Julian M. Singer
    Pages 415-478
  18. Introduction to Acoustic Logging

    • Darwin V. Ellis, Julian M. Singer
    Pages 479-498
  19. Acoustic Waves in Porous Rocks and Boreholes

    • Darwin V. Ellis, Julian M. Singer
    Pages 499-530
  20. Acoustic Logging Methods

    • Darwin V. Ellis, Julian M. Singer
    Pages 531-571

About this book

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

  • Schlumberger-Doll Research, Ridgefield, USA

    Darwin V. Ellis

  • Richmond, UK

    Julian M. Singer

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-4020-4602-5
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 79.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 109.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)