UNDERSTANDING MWD DATA ACQUISITION CAN IMPROVE LOG INTERPRETATION

Richard A. Fagin Atlas Wireline Services Houston By understanding how measurement while drilling (MWD) tools acquire data and how the data are processed, engineers and geologists can better interpret MWD logs. Wire line and MWD log data sometimes do not precisely match. If a discrepancy occurs between MWD and wire line logs run across the same interval, many log interpreters will condemn the MWD data.

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