Wireline Standard Data Processing


ODP logging contractor: LDEO-BRG

Hole: 1072B

Leg: 174A

Location: New Jersey Rise (NW Atlantic)

Latitude: 39° 21.9305' N

Longitude: 72° 41.6647' W

Logging date: July, 1997

Bottom felt: 109.5 mbrf

Total penetration: 358.6 mbsf

Total core recovered: none


Logging Runs


Logging string 1: DIT/SDT/NGT

Logging string 2: FMS/GPIT/NGT

Logging string 3: WST


Wireline heave compensator was used to counter ship heave.


Bottom-hole Assembly


The following bottom-hole assembly depths are as they appear on the logs after differential depth shift (see "Depth shift" section) and depth shift to the sea floor. As such, there might be a discrepancy with the original depths given by the drillers onboard. Possible reasons for depth discrepancies are ship heave, use of wireline heave compensator, and drill string and/or wireline stretch.


DIT/SDT/NGT: Bottom-hole assembly at ~44 mbsf

FMS/GPIT/NGT: Bottom-hole assembly at ~44 mbsf.




Depth shift: Original logs have been interactively depth shifted with reference to NGT from FMS/GPIT/NGT run and to the sea floor (- 109 m). The amount of depth shift corresponds to the water depth observed on the logs and differs 0.5 m from the "bottom felt" depth given by the drillers. The program used is an interactive, graphical depth-match program which allows to visually correlate logs and to define appropriate shifts. The reference and match channels are displayed on the screen, with vectors connecting old (reference curve) and new (match curve) shift depths. The total gamma ray curve (SGR) from the NGT tool run on each logging string is used to correlate the logging runs most often. In general, the reference curve is chosen on the basis of constant, low cable tension and high cable speed (tools run at faster speeds are less likely to stick and are less susceptible to data degradation caused by ship heave). Other factors, however, such as the length of the logged interval, the presence of drill pipe, and the statistical quality of the collected data (better statistics is obtained at lower logging speeds) are also considered in the selection. A list of the amount of differential depth shifts applied at this hole is  available upon request.


Gamma-ray processing: NGT data have been processed to correct for borehole size and type of drilling fluid.


Acoustic data processing: The SDT logs have been processed to eliminate some of the noise and cycle skipping experienced during the recording. Using two sets of the four transit time measurements and proper depth justification, four independent measurements over a -2ft interval centered on the depth of interest are determined, each based on the difference between a pair of transmitters and receivers. The program discards any transit time that is negative or falls outside a range of meaningful values selected by the processor.



Quality Control


null value=-999.25. This value may replace recorded log values or results which are considered invalid (ex. processed sonic data).


During the processing, quality control of the data is mainly performed by cross-correlation of all logging data. The quality of the data recorded in Hole 1072B is generally good.


Data recorded through bottom-hole assembly, such as the NGT data above 44 mbsf, should be used qualitatively only because of the attenuation on the incoming signal.


Hole diameter was recorded by the caliper on the FMS string (C1 and C2).


Additional information about the logs can be found in the "Explanatory Notes" and Site Chapter, ODP IR volume 174A. For further questions about the logs, please contact:


Cristina Broglia
phone: 845-365-8343
fax: 845-365-3182
email: Cristina Broglia