Mathematical model of gamma-ray spectrometry borehole logging for quantitative analysis

Open-File Report 81-402
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Abstract

A technique for analyzing gamma-ray spectral-logging data has been developed, in which a digital computer is used to calculate the effects of gamma-ray attentuation in a borehole environment. The computer model allows for the calculation of the effects of lithology, porosity, density, and the thickness of a horizontal layer of uniformly distributed radioactive material surrounding a centralized probe in a cylindrical borehole. The computer program also contains parameters for the calculation of the effects of well casing, drilling fluid, probe housing, and losses through the sodium-iodide crystal. Errors associated with the commonly used mathematical assumption of a point detector are eliminated in this model. (USGS)

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Mathematical model of gamma-ray spectrometry borehole logging for quantitative analysis
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 81-402
DOI 10.3133/ofr81402
Edition -
Year Published 1981
Language ENGLISH
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey,
Description iii, 26 p. ;28 cm.