Technology

19 Aug Dipole Shear Sonic Tool (SST)

Description The Dipole Shear Sonic Tool was developed at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. It consisted of a piezoceramic monopole compresional wave transmitter (12-14 kHz), a wideband dipole shear wave transmitter (2-4 kHz), and a semirigid receiver array, including four compressional wave and three shear wave receivers. The...

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19 Aug Temperature Logging Tool (TLT)

Description Because a separate logging run dedicated solely to heat flow measurement is not economically feasible, the Borehole Research Group at LDEO designed a self-contained tool that could be attached to the bottom of any of the Schlumberger strings or to the BRG specialty tools from...

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19 Aug Natural Gamma Ray Spectrometry Tool (NGT*)

Description The Natural Gamma Ray Tool (NGT) utilized a sodium-iodide scintillation detector to measure the natural gamma ray radiation of the the three most common components of the naturally occurring radiation: potassium, thorium, and uranium. The high-energy part of the spectrum was divided into three energy windows, each covering...

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19 Aug Versatile Seismic Imager (VSI*)

Description The Versatile Seismic Imager (VSI) represents the latest available technology in the acquisition of seismic waves generated by a seismic source. The VSI employs three-axis single sensor seismic hardware and software and advanced telemetry for efficient transmission of the data from the borehole to the...

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19 Aug Well Seismic Tool (WST*)

Description The WST was a Schlumberger single axis check shot tool used for zero offset vertical seismic profiles (VSP). The WST consisted of a single geophone, pressed against the borehole wall, that was used to record the acoustic waves generated by an air gun located near...

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19 Aug Sonic Digital Tool (SDT*)

Description In fast formations, where shear velocity is faster than the velocity of the drilling fluid, the SDT obtained direct measurements for shear, compressional, and Stoneley wave values. In a slow formation, the SDT obtained real-time measurements of compressional, Stonily, and mud wave velocities. Shear wave values could then be...

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