New Developments in the Use of Radioisotopes in Reservoir Engineering

  • Donald R. Carr


Oil geologists find tritium useful in studying fluid flow in both laboratory experiments and underground exploration. Tritium has several advantages over other tracers: (a) a cost that is a small fraction of the total cost of a test; (b) weak radiation that presents no health hazard; (c) relatively long life; (d) detection techniques that can be used in the field; (e) absence of appreciable tritium in naturally occurring gases; and (f) the ability to incorporate it as a label in the fluid that is to be traced, which is usually water or a hydrocarbon.


Injection Well Production Well Tracer Application Reservoir Engineer Weak Radiation 

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© New England Nuclear Corporation 1963

Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald R. Carr
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  1. 1.Isotopes, Inc.WestwoodUSA

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