10 Best Books on Well Logging

We have compiled a list of the Best Reference Books on Well Logging, which are used by students of top universities, and colleges. This will help you choose the right book depending on if you are a beginner or an expert. Here is the complete list of Well Logging Books with their authors, publishers, and an unbiased review of them as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase them. If permissible, you can also download the free PDF books on Well Logging below.

1."Well Logging and Geology" by O Serra
“Well Logging and Geology” Book Review: This book is about well logging and reservoir evaluation. It covers many topics and features state-of-the-art information. It explains geologic principles and hydrocarbon accumulation processes. Each chapter is self-contained and presented efficiently. The book has many colorful plots, charts, and block diagrams to help readers understand the content.

2."Basic Well Log Analysis for Geologists" by G Asquith and C Gibson
“Basic Well Log Analysis for Geologists” Book Review: This book provides an introduction to openhole logging measurements for determining porosity, fluid saturation, and lithology/mineralogy. It explains both wireline and MWD/LWD measurements and provides clear interpretations. The book includes examples and exercises for readers to practice and improve their skills. The book also features newer measurements, borehole imaging, and nuclear magnetic resonance techniques. A CD-ROM is included with digital versions of case study data and a spreadsheet of interpretation algorithms.

3."Open Hole Log Analysis and Formation Evaluation" by R M Bateman
4."Well Logging for Earth Scientists" by Darwin V Ellis and Julian M Singer
“Well Logging for Earth Scientists” Book Review: The book has been updated and revised with new drilling techniques and logging measurement technology. It explains how to analyze well logs and how they are used in petrophysics. The book covers topics like resistivity, different measurement devices, and other methods. It also covers gamma rays, spectroscopy, and other methods for analyzing well logs. The book highlights how well logging is used in different fields. Students, researchers, and practitioners who analyze well logs can benefit from this book.

5."Well Logging Handbook" by Oberto Seera
“Well Logging Handbook” Book Review: This book aims to explain all the important principles and uses of well logging. It starts by introducing geology and petrophysics, and how they are used. The book’s chapters are based on the physical principles of measurement, tools used for WL and LWD, and factors that can affect the measurements. In the last section of the book, there are examples of geophysical, geological, and petrophysical uses of the measurements. There are lots of pictures and tables to help explain the information. This book will be useful for people who work with well-logging in different ways.

6."Theory, Measurement, and Interpretation of Well Logs" by Zaki Bassiouni
“Theory, Measurement, and Interpretation of Well Logs” Book Review: The book covers three main stages of well-logging technology and has well-written chapters that provide deep knowledge of theory, measurement, and interpretation of well logs. It describes the electric, radioactive, and acoustic properties of rocks in detail and uses mathematical and empirical models to show the relation between a property of interest and the property measured. The book is ideal for engineering and geosciences students. It has helpful figures and tables to make the content easier to understand.

7."Theory of Electromagnetic Well Logging" by C Richard Liu
“Theory of Electromagnetic Well Logging” Book Review: This book explains a new and useful way to analyze electromagnetic well logging. It starts with basic concepts and goes on to explain wireline induction logging. It also covers electromagnetic telemetry in LWD logging. The book explains how to measure rock properties using boreholes, using both physics and math. It is easy to understand and comes with software codes and a glossary. This book will be useful for geophysicists, petrophysicists, geologists, and engineers.

8."Well Logging and Geology" by Lorenzo Serra and Oberto Serra
“Well Logging and Geology” Book Review: The book is a modern piece of writing, presenting several aspects of well along with reservoir evaluation. The chapters of this book are self-sufficient and deliver vast information on well logging and geology. The book highlights several geologic principles and explains each topic in a reader-friendly manner. The geological processes that influence hydrocarbon accumulations are discussed in detail. The content of this book is supported with various colored plots, charts, and block diagrams.

9."Well Logging and Reservoir Evaluation" by Lorenzo Serra
“Well Logging and Reservoir Evaluation” Book Review: This book aims to use well logging techniques to determine how much oil or gas is present in a drilled well or field. It includes chapters on different types of logging, such as images of the borehole wall and nuclear magnetic resonance data, and explains how to interpret the data. The book uses well logging data and core data to analyze the composition, texture, internal structure, thickness, genetic increment, and genetic sequence of the reservoir. It also discusses faults in the well for better modeling and economic evaluation. The book includes an index-glossary to help readers understand the content. It is useful for geologists, geophysicists, petrophysicists, and reservoir engineers.

10."Introduction to Well Logs and Subsurface Maps" by Jonathan C Evenick
“Introduction to Well Logs and Subsurface Maps” Book Review: The book aims at introducing distinct geophysical logs and subsurface maps, generated from basic well data. The different types of wells and lithologies are highlighted in this text. The chapters of this book discuss various subsurface problems and highlight the applications of geophysical logs and subsurface maps in solving them. The process of generation of subsurface maps is elaborated with the help of many hands-on exercises. The book will attract many geologists and engineers seeking knowledge about various geologic and hydrologic features.

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