Radioactive Investigations of Oil and Gas Wells - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080100012, 9781483184838

Radioactive Investigations of Oil and Gas Wells

1st Edition

A Textbook

Authors: O. A. Barsukov N. M. Blinova S. F. Vybornykh
eBook ISBN: 9781483184838
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1965
Page Count: 308
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Radioactive Investigations of Oil and Gas Wells: A Textbook focuses on the radioactive methods used in the investigations of oil and gas wells, including radioactivity, nuclear reactions, and tracer method.

The book first offers information on physical principles of the radiometry of wells and radioactive properties of rocks. Discussions focus on artificial transformation of elements and nuclear reactions; radioactivity and the law of radioactive disintegration; natural radioactivity; and induced radioactivity of rocks. The text then ponders on the methods of well geometry and radiometric apparatus.

The publication examines the interpretation of results of measurements by the natural radioactivity method and working technique and interpretation of diagrams of the tracer method. Topics include selection of the radioactive isotope and technology of preparation of activated fluid and determination of absorbing strata and of communication between the strata outside the tubing in production wells and pressurized wells.

The text is a dependable reference for readers interested in the radioactive methods used in the investigations of oil and gas wells.

Table of Contents

Translation Editor's Note


I. Physical Principles of the Radiometry of Wells

1. Radioactivity and the Law of Radioactive Disintegration

2. Radioactive Radiations and their Properties

3. Brief Notes on the Structure of the Nucleus of the Atom

4. Artificial Transformation of Elements and Nuclear Reactions

5. Neutron Sources

6. Interaction of Particles with Matter

II. Radioactive Properties of Rocks

7. Natural Radioactivity

8. Neutron Properties of Rocks

9. Induced Radioactivity of Rocks

III. Methods of Well Radiometry

10. General Information and Classification of Methods of Well Radiometry

11. Method of Natural Radioactivity of Rocks

12. Method of Tracer Atoms (Isotope Method)

13. Method of Scattered γ-Radiation

14. Neutron-Neutron-Method (Neutron Density Method)

15. Neutron-γ-Method

16. Method of Induced Activity

17. Spectrometry of γ-Radiation in Wells

IV. Radiometric Apparatus

18. General Information and Requirements for Radiometric Apparatus

19. Detectors of γ-Radiation

20. First Radiometric Well Instrument

21. Single-Channel Apparatus MNI for Operation on Three-Core Cable

22. Two-Channel Apparatus of 1955 Model on Single-Core cable (Type NGGK-55)

23. Auxiliary Apparatus and Equipment for Radiometric Investigations

24. Testing the Apparatus for Absence of Mutual Interference between the Channels and for their Linear Characteristics

25. Measurement Techniques in Wells

26. Choice of Régime of Measurement

27. Control of Quality of Readings

28. New Models of Radiometric Apparatus

V. Principles of the Theory of the γ-Method of Well Logging

VI. Interpretation of Results of Measurements by the Natural Radioactivity Method

29. Calculation of Fluctuation Distortions

30. Distortions of Diagrams of the γ-Method in Connection with the Régime of the Execution of the Measurements and with the Function of the Apparatus

31. Reduction of the Readings of the γ-Method to Uniform Well Conditions

32. Drawing of Boundaries and Determination of Thickness of Strata from Curves of Intensity of Natural γ-Radiation

33. Evaluation of the Relative γ-Radiation Intensity

34. Quantitative Evaluation of the Radioactivity of Rocks

35. Correlation of Well Sections by the Intensity Curves of Natural γ-Radiation

36. Lithological Identification of Well Logs

37. Use of γ-Method Data for Study of Reservoir Properties of Rocks

VII. Interpretation of Diagrams of the Scattered γ-Radiation Method

38. Principles of Theory of Scattered γ-Radiation Method

39. Elimination of the Influence of Variations in the Density of Drilling Fluid

40. Evaluation of Rock Density

41. Evaluation of Rock Porosity

42. Precise Definition of the Lithological Characteristic of Well Logs

43. Investigation in Depth of the Scattered γ-Radiation Method and Influence of Collars

44. Determination of the Height of Rise of the Cement

VIII. Principles of Theory of Neutron-Induced Neutron and Neutron-Induced γ-Methods of Well Logging

45. Distribution of Neutrons emitted by a Point Source of Thermal Neutrons in an Infinite Homogeneous Medium

46. Distribution of Thermal Neutrons in Rocks of Different Hydrogen Content in the Case of Fast Neutron Source

47. Distribution of Neutron-Induced γ-Radiation in a Homogeneous Medium

48. Distribution of Neutrons in Media with Different Neutron Properties

IX. Interpretation of Diagrams of Neutron-Induced Neutron-Methods and Neutron-Induced γ-Methods

49. Evaluation of the Influence of the Diameter, the Nature of the Filling and the Lining of Wells

50. Determination of Correction with Allowance for the Length of the Detector

51. Lithological Identification of Rocks and Correlation of Well Logs based on Data of Neutron Logging Methods

52. Technique of Determination of Porosity

X. Use of Neutron Methods for Subdivision of Reservoir Rocks according to Oil-Water Saturation

53. Physical Principles of Identification of Oil-Bearing and Water-Bearing Strata by Neutron Methods

54. Analytical Evaluation of the Difference in Intensity of Neutron-Induced γ-Radiation in Water- and Oil-Bearing Strata

55. Technique of Measurements

56. Interpretation of the Material from Measurements

57. Identification of Reservoir Rocks according to Oil-Water Saturation by Spectrometry Methods

58. Identification of Reservoir Rocks according to Oil-Water Saturation by the Neutron-Neutron-Method

XI. Working Technique and Interpretation of Diagrams of the Tracer Method

59. Selection of the Radioactive Isotope and Technology of Preparation of Activated Fluid

60. Some General Instructions on Well Logging by the Tracer Method

61. Determination of Absorbing Strata and of Communication between the Strata Outside the Tubing in Production Wells and Pressurized Wells

62. Determination of Places of Damage in the String and of the Zones of Drilling-Mud Circulation Loss when Drilling a Well

63. Determination of Height of Rise of Cement behind the Casing and of the Thickness of the Cement Ring

64. Check of Hydraulic Burst in Strata

65. Precise Determination of Depth when Perforating Casings

66. Principal Directions of Future Development of the Isotope Method

XII. Application of Radioactive Methods in Searching and Prospecting for Other Useful Minerals

Name Index

Subject Index


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O. A. Barsukov

N. M. Blinova

S. F. Vybornykh

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