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Introduction to Geophysical Formation Evaluation

1st Edition

By James K. Hallenburg

CRC Press

192 pages

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pub: 1997-12-29
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These three works cover the entire field of formation evaluation, from basic concepts and theories, through standard methods used by the petroleum industry, on to new and exciting applications in environmental science and engineering, hydrogeology, and other fields. Designed to be used individually or as a set, these volumes represent the first comprehensive assessment of all exploration methodologies. No other books offer the breadth of information and range of applications available in this set.

The first volume, Introduction to Geophysical Formation Evaluation, is the perfect introductory reference for environmental professionals without previous training in the field. It explains the fundamentals of geophysical exploration and analysis, illuminates the underlying theories, and offers practical guidance on how to use the available methodologies. General information on material behavior, porosity, tortuosity, permeability, cores, resistivity, radioactivity, and more provides a solid foundation for more advanced studies.

The second volume, Standard Methods of Geophysical Formation Evaluation builds on the basic precepts presented in the first work but can be used alone as a self-contained reference. It covers all the petroleum-oriented standard methods which, until recently, have comprised the majority of applications of geophysical formation evaluation. It also points out non-hydrocarbon uses of petroleum methods. This volume provides complete practical information and instructions on using the standard exploration and evaluation methods. It presents comprehensive, painstakingly detailed instructions for resistivity, radiation, and acoustic methods.

The third volume, Non-Hydrocarbon Methods of Geophysical Formation Evaluation, discusses uses of formation evaluation in environmental science and engineering, hydrogeology, and other fields outside the petroleum industry, and demonstrates how the standard methods can be adapted to these non-hydrocarbon purposes. It presents step-by-step instructions for photon, magnetic, nuclear, and acoustic methods of exploration, and gives special attention to the analytical techniques used in non-hydrocarbon exploration.

Individually, each book is a complete, stand-alone reference on an important area of this changing field. Together, the three volumes provide the most complete practical compendium available on all aspects of formation evaluation.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Formation Evaluation

Operation

Methods of Gathering Information

The Borehole Environment

Data Reduction

Reserve Calculations

History

General

Formation Materials Characteristics

Petrophysics

Rock Types, Sandstones

Carbonates

Clay Minerals

Other Sedimentary Materials

Hard Rock Environments

General Considerations

Compaction and Overpressure

Fluids

Water Characteristics

Ionic Conduction in Water

Hydrocarbons and Gases

Porosity, Permeability, Tortuosity, Saturation

General

Porosity

Tortuosity

Permeability

Saturation

Overpressure

Saturation Evaluation

Demonstration

Water Cut

Water Cut Determinations

Borehole, Mud, and Formation Effects

Borehole Effects

Mud Logging

Lag

Hydrocarbon Logging

Sources of Gas

Gas Deflection

Analysis of the Drilling Data

Shale Factor

Invasion

Hole Considerations

Logging Tool Position

Cased Holes

Cores, Core Analysis, and Cuttings

Introduction

Uses of Coring

Types of Coring

Core Quality

Core Analysis

Core Information

Laboratory Measurements on Cores

Extractors

Retorting

Bulk Volume

Pore Volume, Boyle's Law Method

Pore Volume, Washburn-Bunting Method

Grain Density

Usual Practice, Pore Volume

Core Derived Permeabilities

Laboratory Measurements

Problems Associated with Core Derived Data

Cuttings Samples

Sidewall Coring

Fluid Sampling

Introduction to Electric Resistance and Resistivity

Resistance and Resistivity

Definitions

Resistance

Resistivity

Formation Resistivity

Cementation Exponent

Rock Texture, Sandstones

Rock Texture, Carbonates

Salinity

Rt vs. ? Crossplot, The Pickett Plot

The Nonlinear (Hingle) Crossplot

Introduction to Radioactivity

Definitions and Terms

Particle Description

Atoms

Photons

Electrons, Beta Particles, and Positrons

Neutrons

Protons and Similar Particles

Alpha Particles

Geophysical Logging Considerations

Health Physics

Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI026000
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
SCI031000
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geology