Theory of Electromagnetic Well Logging provides a much-needed and complete analytical method for electromagnetic well logging technology. The book presents the physics and mathematics behind the effective measurement of rock properties using boreholes, allowing geophysicists, petrophysisists, geologists and engineers to interpret them in a more rigorous way.
Starting with the fundamental concepts, the book then moves on to the more classic subject of wireline induction logging, before exploring the subject of LWD logging, concluding with new thoughts on electromagnetic telemetry. Theory of Electromagnetic Well Logging is the only book offering an in-depth discussion of the analytical and numerical techniques needed for expert use of those new logging techniques.
- Features in-depth analysis of the analytical and numerical techniques needed for expert use of logging techniques
- Includes software codes, providing a handy tool for understanding logging tool physics and design of new logging tools
- Provides a detailed glossary of all key terms within the introductory chapter
1. Introduction to Well Logging 2. Fundamentals of Electromagnetic Fields and Induction Logging Tools 3. Electrical Properties of Sediment Rocks: Mixing Laws and Measurement Methods 4. Triaxial Induction and Logging-While-Drilling Resistivity Tool Response in Homogeneous Anisotropic Formations 5. Triaxial Induction Tool and Logging-While-Drilling Tool Response in a Transverse Isotropic-Layered Formation 6. Triaxial Induction and Logging-While-Drilling Logging Tool Response in a Biaxial Anisotropic-Layered Formation 7. Induction and LWD Tool Response in a Cylindrically Layered Isotropic Formation 8. Induction and Logging-While-Drilling Resistivity Tool Response in a Two-Dimensional Isotropic Formation 9. Theory of Inversion for Triaxial Induction and Logging-While-Drilling Logging Data in One- and Two-Dimensional Formations 10. The Application of Image Theory in Geosteering 11. Ahead-of-the-Bit Tools and Far Detection Electromagnetic Tools 12. Principle of Dielectric Logging Tools 13. Finite Element Method for Solving Electrical Logging Problems in Axially Symmetrical Formations 14. Resistivity Imaging Tools 15. Laterolog Tools and Array Laterolog Tools 16. Theory of the Through-Casing Resistivity Logging Tool 17. Electromagnetic Telemetry System and Electromagnetic Short Hop Telemetry in a Logging-While-Drilling/Measuring-While-Drilling Tool
Dr. Liu has been the director of well logging lab at the University of Houston for more than 26 years. He has worked on research projects related to microwave passive and active networks, RF circuit design, radio systems and networking, numerical computation of electromagnetic scattering and propagation, hardware and software design of ground-penetrating radar systems, electromagnetic tomography, microwave telecommunication systems, electrical properties of rocks, and well logging. He has graduated more than 50 Ph.D and MS students in the area of well logging and subsurface sensing. He has published more than 150 papers in this area.