Well-data files maintained by petroleum companies and service companies are important sources of data for exploration geologists. To make these data readily accessible and useful for computer studies, three preliminary steps are necessary: (1) systematic data gathering and recording, (2) storage for ready retrieval, and (3) preparation of analysis programs. One important source of geologic data is lithologic descriptions of well cuttings and cores. The practical lithologic data-recording form described here is used routinely at the well site and in the laboratory. It is designed in an 80-column format and uses codes for lithologic characteristics, porosity, and hydrocarbon shows, and forms part of an integrated well-data file. This datarecording form has the advantages that descriptions are made according to a standardized format convenient to use at the well site, and the data are subsequently available in raw form relatively free from interpretive bias. A library of analysis and display programs can be assembled for utilization of the data. ?? 1972 Plenum Publishing Corporation.
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A lithologic data-recording form for a computer-based well-data system
Journal of the International Association for Mathematical Geology