formation microscanner

formation microscanner

[fȯr¦mā·shə ′mīk·rō‚skan·ər]
(petroleum engineering)
A downhole logging tool that provides a detailed image of the borehole wall on the basis of electrical contrasts.
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In 1988 the formation microscanner was added to the standard suite.
Stress orientations can be inferred from failures of the borehole wall, known as "breakouts," which can be imaged using the borehole televiewer or formation microscanner.
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