A non-contacting resistivity imaging method for characterizing whole round core while in its liner

Jackson, Peter; Gunn, David; Flint, R.C.; Beamish, David; Meldrum, Philip; Lovell, Mike; Harvey, P.K.; Payton, A.. 1997 A non-contacting resistivity imaging method for characterizing whole round core while in its liner. In: Lovell, M.A.; Harvey, P.K., (eds.) Developments in Petrophysics. Geological Society, London, Geoological Society of London, 1-10, 10pp. (Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 122).

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Recent laboratory experimentation has shown that non-contacting whole-core resistivity imaging, with azimuthal discrimination, is feasible. It has shown the need for very sensitive coil pairs in order to provide resistivity measurements at the desired resolution. Independent high-resolution 'galvanic' resistivity estimations show the 'non-contacting' measurements to be directly proportional to the resistivity of core samples. The response of the technique to a variety of synthetic 'structures' is presented. A whole-core image of a dipping layer is used to demonstrate the three dimensional response of the technique and to show that the resolution of the measurements is of the order of 10mm. Experiments are described which show that the technique is capable of investigating to different depths within the whole round core. The results agree with theoretical predictions and indicate that the technique has the potential to assess invasion near the surface of the core. The technique is intrinsically safe and has the potential to be packaged in a form that would be suitable for whole-core imaging at the well site, or laboratory, without taking core from their liners. Thus it is possible to acquire information crucial for core selection, in addition to acquiring resistivity data at a resolution not too far removed from that of the downhole imaging tools.

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Programmes: BGS Programmes > Other
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
Electronics, Engineering and Technology
Date made live: 07 Mar 2019 16:37 +0 (UTC)

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