By Selley Richard C.

This variation keeps the case heritage method of emphasize the subsurface analysis of environments utilizing seismic and geophysical good logs and their software to petroleum exploration and creation. This booklet might be of curiosity to undergraduates in sedimentology and petroleum geology.

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Log as a grain-size profile is a well-established technique it has several limitations naturally. The relationship between the permeability and grain size is valid only for sediments with primary intergranular porosity. P. log may not reflect grain size in cemented sandstones or in carbonates with complex diagenetic histories. P. curve only shows good amplitude when there is a substantial difference between the salinity of the drilling mud and that of the formation waters. P. curves of offshore wells seldom show sufficient amplitude to be used as grain-size curves.

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