Schlumberger photoclinometer

Schlumberger photoclinometer

[′shləm·bər‚zhā ‚fōd·ō·kli′näm·əd·ər]
(engineering)
An instrument that measures simultaneously the amount and direction of the deviation of a borehole; the sonde, designed to lie exactly parallel to the axis of the borehole, is fitted with a small camera on the axis of a graduated glass bowl, in which a steel ball rolls freely and a compass is mounted in gimbals; the camera is electrically operated from the surface and takes a photograph of the bowl, the steel ball marks the amount of deviation, and the position in relation to the image of the compass needle gives the direction of deviation.