An Efficient Solution for the Response of Electrical Well Logging Tools in a Complex Environment


Journal Article

An efficient method for computing the response of some electrical logging tools in a complex environment is presented. This complex environment consists of multiple geological beds with a borehole and invaded zones. The method uses local reflection and transmission operators of a single-bed boundary and a general recursive algorithm to derive generalized reflection and transmission operators. Using this method, the computation time scales linearly as N, where N is the number of beds in the environment. Hence the method is much more efficient than the finite-element method for solving the same problem. Furthermore, the solution is presented in a symmetric form so that reciprocity can be readily verified. © 1991 IEEE

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Chew, WC; Nie, Z; Liu, QH; Anderson, B

Published Date

  • January 1, 1991

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 29 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 308 - 313

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-0644

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0196-2892

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/36.73673

Citation Source

  • Scopus