radioactive well logging

radioactive well logging

[¦rād·ē·ō′ak·tiv ′wel ‚läg·iŋ]
(engineering)
The recording of the differences in radioactive content (natural or neutron-induced) of the various rock layers found down an oil well borehole; types include γ-ray, neutron, and photon logging. Also known as radiation well logging; radioactivity prospecting.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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