Applications of a New-Generation NMR Wireline Logging Tool

N. J. Heaton, R. Freedman, C. Karmonik, R. Taherian, K. Walter, L. DePavia

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This paper discusses applications of a new-generation, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) wireline logging tool. The new design is a multi-frequency, eccentered, gradient-field NMR logging tool with multiple depths of investigation, which are maintained regardless of the hole size and are deeper than those of previous NMR logging tools. The new-generation tool features a high-resolution acquisition mode, making it possible to perform both fluid characterization and thin-bed analysis. We present the results of MRF* Magnetic Resonance Fluid characterization logging in a range of different environments. MRF acquisition modes comprise suites of spin-echo sequences having sensitivity to molecular diffusion. Simultaneous analysis of an entire suite of data provides depth logs of oil viscosity and fluid saturations measured in the near-wellbore region as well as total porosity, T2 distributions, and permeability estimates. Several logs acquired in different formations are used to demonstrate the high-resolution capability of the new tool. Data acquired in a test well with known characteristics are used to validate the vertical resolution, precision, and accuracy of the measurements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages10
StatePublished - 2002
EventProceedings of the 2002 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: Sep 29 2002Oct 2 2002


OtherProceedings of the 2002 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Antonio, TX

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology


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