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NEW QUICK-LINK (QL) FAMILY OF LOGGING PROBES

Mount Sopris and ALT have teamed up again to produce a new family of geophysical logging probes. This system of stackable probe functions allows our customers to assemble and stack custom tool configurations for a particular job, logging event, or application. QL stands for Quick Link describing these new 40 mm diameter stackable logging tools, and with a general temperature rating of 85°C (185°F), and a pressure rating to 200 Bar (3000 PSI), this family of affordable, user-practical borehole logging tools will fit your applications. Innovative connections between tool elements (subs) allow users to build their own tool strings in the field. The Tool Stack Factory - a sophisticated extension of MATRIX acquisition software - provides a convenient way to configure tool strings for operation. All QL subs can be operated as stand-alone probes or in combination with other subs.

In addition to the QL40 Series, MSI and ALT also developing a QL43 family of probes designed for higher temperature (125°C) and pressure (400 Bar) borehole environments. Our partners at ALT - Luxembourg are continuing their development of the 85-92mm diameter line of gamma - televiewer combo tools designed for the geothermal industry. These tools have temperature ratings to 300° C. Contact MSI or ALT for details.

Stackable probe functions for various common applications could include a few possible combinations listed in the Table Below. For example a classic coal stack of spectral gamma + focused resistivity + dual density / caliper is possible, or if you are using a heavy duty wireline, full waveform sonic could be added as another middle sub. In a mineral exploration project you may want to run spectral gamma + induced polarization + magnetic susceptibility + acoustic televiewer in one borehole pass. This combination will help in your petrophysical properties analysis, minimizing the time and risk spent in the borehole environment

 

Coal

Minerals

Geotech

Water

Cased Hole

Uranium

Top

Sub

Natural Gamma

Spectral Gamma

Natural Gamma

Spectral Gamma

Natural Gamma

Spectral Gamma

Natural Gamma

Spectral Gamma

Natural Gamma

Natural Gamma

Spectral Gamma

 

+

+

+

+

+

+

Mid

Sub

Full Wave Sonic

Resistivity

Deviation

Resistivity

Induced Polarization

Mag. Susceptibility

EM Induction

Deviation

Full Wave Sonic

3 or 4 Arm Caliper

EM Induction

Resistivity

3 or 4 Arm Caliper

Neutron

CCL

Resistivity

Induced Polarization

Induction

Deviation

3 or 4 Arm Caliper

 

+

+

+

+

+

+

Btm

Sub

Dual Density/Caliper

Neutron

Water Quality

Optical Televiewer

Acoustic Televiewer

Density/Caliper

Optical Televiewer

Acoustic Televiewer

Density/Caliper

Spinner Flow Meter

Water Quality

Fluid Sampler

Full Wave Sonic

Acoustic Televiewer

(casing inspection)

Neutron

 

MSI's long list of custom stand-alone tools, including the popular 2GHF-10000 triple gamma along with our wide range of slimline gamma tools and the HFP-2292 heat pulse flow meter (and new higher range HFP ), are always available. MSI is also developing a new, reliable, large dynamic range flow meter tool. Contact us for details.

In addition to the QL Series, we are also developing a QL43 family of probes designed for higher temperature (125°C) and pressure (400 Bar) borehole environments. Our partners at ALT - Luxembourg are continuing development of their 85mm diameter line of gamma - televiewer tools designed for the geothermal industry. These tools have temperature ratings to 300° C.

WHAT'S NEW IN WELLCAD

The latest version of WellCAD is Version 4.3. Many of you have upgraded to 4.2 and enjoyed the Formation Marker Log Type (display and store Multi-well formation markers), the ability to measure and record fracture aperture, CGM export and WellCAD Automation. In 4.3 we now have a new Breakout Log Type (see graphic below) in addition to a new Tracking Bar for detailed quick-look examination of log data, and a new Statistical Bar, allowing users to export log stats to an ASCII file quickly and easily. Another nice feature is the new Alias Table which allows us to apply alias mnemonics to data channel / log titles for databases and templates. We think you will agree that our partner's at Advanced Logic Technology (ALT) - Luxembourg have addressed customer requests to make WellCAD a versatile and powerful log analysis and presentation tool for your applications.

Image Module Features

The new Breakout log type allows users to fit lines and polygons to an image and pick vertical features such as borehole breakouts or tensile fractures interactively. With each pick the Depth, Azimuth, Tilt against the borehole axis, Length of the feature and Opening angle will be recorded and stored in the data repository of the log. User defined attribute classes can used to describe and rank the picked features. New WellCAD features will be presented at seminars in conjunction with the PDAC Conference - Toronto, March 2, 2009, and SAGEEP in Dallas April 2, 2009. Other WellCAD workshops and seminars are being planned, so contact us for more details.

ABI-breakout

 

The Structure Log type has undergone a major renovation. It is now possible to interactively determine and store the aperture of joints along with their dip and dip direction. By dragging a fitted sinusoid users can determine apparent aperture as shown here. In addition to depth, dip and azimuth the true aperture is stored in the new Structure Type data format.

BRILLANCE!

MSI is experimenting with a new scintillation material for spectral gamma tool applications. The manufacturer of the BrilLanCe®380 [LaBr3(Ce)] transparent scintillator says this material has superior energy resolution, fast emission and excellent linearity. It has higher light output the commonly used NaI(Tl) crystals. "The energy spectrum for 662 keV photons from 137Cs has FWHM (Full Width at Half Maximum) of 2.8% for full energy peak in a 1" diameter by 1" long crystal. The material's superior energy resolution is most pronounced at energies above 100keV when compared to NaI(Tl)."

LaBr3 Information:

  • Ø Developed at Delft and Bern Universities in 2002
  • Ø High light output, excellent linearity
  • Ø Very high resolution (2X to 3X better than NaI(Tl)
  • Ø Excellent temperature stability (-20 to 175 deg. C)
  • Ø Fast decay times (capable of up to 20X times more cps than NaI(Tl)

MSI is currently testing this material for the 2SNA-1000-S spectral gamma tool function. Contact us for details.

NEW! MX SERIES MOTOR-LOCK OPTION

MSI is now offering a motor-lock option for MX winches, our part number 4MXA-1700. The motor-lock adds an additional level of safety and can be fitted to your existing winch, or added as an option to your new winch order. The popular MX Series winches are typically spooled with 1/8" (3.17mm) diameter single-conductor wireline with standard lengths of 500, 800 & 1000 meters. The 4MXB winch can be spooled with up to 480m of 3/16" (4.76mm) single-conductor, 4-conductor, or coaxial (video) wireline.

NEW MSI WEB

Our web site is changing! The new multi-lingual site should be up and running by the end of March 2009. We will have a member's only section for customers, Reps and associates to upload / download files. We will post Matrix software & firmware updates, .tol file developments, data processing techniques, etc. through this medium. Case histories, geophysical well logging applications, equipment manuals and drawings will be available. You can also view prior Sopris Signals Newsletters.

MSI SPIRIT OF SERVICE TRAINING & SUPPORT

MSI frequently performs training for customer around the world. In January 2009, MSI President John Stowell traveled to Peru and Chile to train customers at the Universidad de Piura in northern Peru, and our Australian-based customers from Anglo-American at the El Soldado mine in Chile.

Both of these systems include the 4MXA-1000, 500 meter winch, a Matrix Console and WellCAD. The Universidad de Piura has the 2SNA-1000, Gamma/SP/SPR probe and a three-arm caliper tool, while the El Soldado project includes induced polarization and a combo induction / magnetic susceptibility

Also in January 2009 our good friends at Technos, Inc. in Miami FL allow MSI Sales Engineer Jim LoCoco to use their office facility to stage training for new Venezuelan customers on similar Matrix 500m geophysical logging systems. During this training, we were also helped by the US Geological Survey Ft. Lauderdale who provided access to a nearby monitoring well for logging / training.

CALENDAR

Upcoming Shows / Conferences / Symposia, etc.

MSI always displays the latest portable geophysical logging at the shows.....stop and visit us!

PDAC 2009,Toronto, Ontario, Canada, March 1-4, 2009

MSI will display a portable uranium logger in a double booth with our partners, ALT-Luxembourg

SAGEEP 2009, Dallas-Ft Worth, March 29 - April 2, 2009

MSI and ALT will exhibit together. WellCAD Workshop April 2.

AAPG 2009, June 7 - 10, Denver, CO

MSI President John Stowell teaching Well Logging Short Course

EAGE 2009, June 8 -11, Amsterdam, Netherlands

MSI and ALT will exhibit together and visit with European Reps.

EAGE-Near Surface 2009, September 7 -9, Dublin, Ireland

SEG 2009, October 26 - 29, Houston, TX

MSI and ALT will exhibit together. WellCAD Short Course

NGWA-2009, December 10-13, New Orleans, LA

MSI will display ground water loggers for drillers

Training / Demonstrations

MSI is passing expert knowledge around the world

WellCAD seminars are scheduled for March 2 (PDAC) and April 2 (SAGEEP), with more WellCAD courses through the year. Contact MSI. A special WellCAD "first-time users" class is being organized for later in 2009. This very informative course will focus on basic, including making custom headers, data management, formula parser basics, and adding lithology columns.

MSI's Jim LoCoco is traveling to China in March 2009 to train and commission a new logging system for the China Coal Bureau.

MSI friend and consultant Bob Crowder is providing "geophysical logging for coal applications" to MSI customers March 10 -12, 2009.

We are planning product demonstration trips throughout 2009. Please feel free to contact us if you are looking at the possibility of procuring borehole geophysical logging equipment for your organization

Mount Sopris Instrument Company, Inc.

4975 E. 41st Avenue
Denver, CO 80216 USA
Phone: + (1) 303.279.3211
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Advanced Logic Technology (ALT)

Bâtiment A - Route de Niederpallen
L-8506 Redange-sur-Attert, Grand Duché du Luxembourg
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