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Temperature Logging Articles

A series of articles by Hubert Guyod was published in Oil Weekly, 1946. 

I. Heat Conduction

II. Salt Intrusions

III. Temperature Distribution in the Ground

IV. Wells in Thermal Equilibrium

V. Wells Not in Thermal Equilibrium

A.    Rotary Holes

B.    Fluid Intrusions

C.    Cementing Problems


Temperature Logging Articles


Bassiouni, Z.,Theory, Measurement, and Interpretation of Well Logs, Henry L. Doherty Memorial Fund of AIME Society of Petroleum Engineers: Richardson, TX, 1994.

Bateman, R.M., Open-Hole Log Analysis and Formation Evaluation, IHRDC: Boston, 1985.

Black, G.L., Type Temperature-Depth Curves, SMU Geothermal Lab., ISEM, 1981.

Blackwell, David D., A Transient Model of the Geothermal System of the Long Valley Caldera, California, Journal of Geophysical Research, 90, B13, 11229-11241, 1985.

Blackwell, D.D. and J.L. Steele, Geothermal Data From Deep Holes in the Oregon Cascade Range, Geothermal Resources Council Transactions, 11, 317-322, 1987.

Diment, William H. and Thomas C. Urban, A Simple Method for Detecting Anomalous Fluid Motions in Boreholes from Continuous Temperature Log, Geothermal Resources Council Transactions, 7, 485-488, 1983.

Diment, William H. and Thomas C. Urban, Temperature Changes with Time in the Slotted Interval of a Deep, Shut-in Geothermal Well Near Thermal Equilibrium: East Mesa Well 31-1, Imperial County, California, 1977-1982, Geothermal Resources Council Transactions, 6, 249-252, 1982.

Doveton, John.  Basics of Oil & Gas Log Analysis.  Kansas Geological Survey, Online Tutorial, 1999.

Förster, A., J. Schrötter, D.F. Merriam, and D.D. Blackwell, Short Note: Application of Optical-Fiber Temperature Logging-An Example in a Sedimentary Environment, Geophysics, 62, 4, 1107-1113, 1997.

Guyod, Hubert, Temperature Well Logging, Well Instrument Developing Co., Oil Weekly, p. 47, 1946.

Reiter, Marshall, Using precision temperature logs to estimate horizontal and vertical groundwater flow components, Water Resources Research, Vol. 37, No. 3, 663-674, March 2001.

Richards, Maria and David Blackwell, A Difficult Search, Why Basin and Range systems are hard to find, Geothermal Bulletin, v. 31, no. 4, 143-146, 2002.

Rider, M.H., The Geologic Interpretation of Well Logs, Halsted Press: New York, 1986.

Sass, John H., Susan S. Priest, Arnold J. Blanton, Penelope C. Sackett, Stephanie L. Welch, and Mark A. Walters. Geothermal Industry Temperature Profiles from the Great Basin.  U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 99-425, Online version 1.0, 1999.

Urban, Thomas C. and William H. Diment, An Interpretation of Precision Temperature Logs in a Deep Geothermal Well Near Desert Peak, Churchill County, Nevada, Geothermal Resources Council Transactions, 6, 317-320, 1982.

Welex, Temperature Log Interpretation, Halliburton Co., p. 16.

Wisian, K.W., D.D. Blackwell, and D. Benoit, Thermal Conditions in Beowawe Well Ginn 2-13, Geothermal Resources Council Transactions, 22, 561-565, 1998.

Wisian, K.W., D.D. Blackwell, S. Bellani, J.A. Henfling, R.A. Normann, P.C. Lysne, A. Förster, and J. Schrötter, Field Comparison of Conventional and New Technology Temperature Logging Systems, Geothermics, 27, 2, 131-142, 1998.

Wisian, K.W., D.D. Blackwell, S. Bellani, J.A. Henfling, R.A. Normann, P.C. Lysne, A. Förster, and J. Schrötter, How Hot Is It?  A Comparison of Advanced Technology Temperature Logging Systems, Geothermal Resource Council Transactions, 20, 427-434, 1996.