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well logging

the process or technique of recording a well log. Unabridged
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  • well logging is a relatively inexpensive method of collecting subsurface hydrogeologic data that might otherwise be unknown.
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  • well logging uses sensors lowered into the well bore that measure vertical changes in various properties of the sediment column.
Encyclopedia Article for well logging

field technique used in mineral exploration to analyze the geologic formations penetrated by a drill hole. If the hole has been drilled by using coring techniques, the core provides a visual record of the formations and rock types encountered. The description (log) of the core provides the basic data used in geologic analysis, interpretation, and resource calculations.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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