Oil WellIn oil and gas well-logging operations, californium-252 (Cf-252) neutron sources are used to bombard the walls of boreholes with neutrons. This induces elements in the borehole to emit gamma rays. Because each element has a unique gamma ray signature, it is possible to gather vital information for the drilling and extraction conditions of the site.


Oil Well & Borehole Logging Solutions

Frontier’s Californium-252 Neutron Sources In The Oil & Gas Industry

The oil and gas industry uses neutron emission sources—such as Californium-252 (Cf-252)—to gain information on the quality and characteristics of the borehole and ultimately determine the feasibility of extracting hydrocarbons from the drill site.

Petroleum engineers also use well logs to help identify the sedimentology of oil wells. Since hydrocarbons tend to accumulate in sedimentary rocks which are permeable and porous, oil well logging helps provide valuable data on which formations are most likely to contain gas reserves.

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Oil Well & Borehole Logging

Californium-252 Solutions for the Oil, Gas, Sand, and Shale Industries
Oil well logging, also known as borehole logging, is a process where specialized instrumentation is inserted into a borehole to determine the properties of the geological formations surrounding the bore. Oil well and borehole logging (OWL) operations require detailed data about the surrounding rock composition, porosity and structural integrity, borehole dimensions, liquid presence, and fluid properties. This aids in determining the feasibility of extracting hydrocarbons from the drill site.

In this highly efficient process, specialized detection devices equipped with Cf-252 neutron sources are fed into boreholes to analyze geological properties in the surrounding area. The devices obtain accurate and continuous measurements of conditions below the surface without removing material to an offsite location for analysis.

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