Borehole Geophysical Logging Workshop 2016


Borehole geophysics is, and will continue to be, a highly effective tool for water resource/water supply applications and is frequently applied in environmental investigations where, for example, sites must be evaluated to determine the distribution of contaminants. This course will provide the basic applications of borehole geophysics for designing and completing water production wells, assessing environmental concerns, conducting basin and hydrostratigraphic analysis, and rehabilitating or abandoning water production wells. The course will provide basic principles of log quality control and the main work products they should receive from a logging program and contractor (logging company).

Event Type:
Workshops/Training Courses
Oct. 26, 2016
5650 Riggins Court
Reno , NV , USA

In addition, this course will demonstrate some of these important applications of borehole geophysics which include identifying water producing zones in well boreholes;

evaluating the thickness the thickness, distribution and transmissive quality of granular,

fractured and karst aquifers; identifying fractures; evaluating relative water yield and water quality; planning well systems; and planning and evaluating well workovers/rehabilitation and abandonment.

Furthermore, this course will also provide basic information on the various types of borehole geophysical logs (including new developments) and their uses, log quality/validation issues, and what sort of work products to expect from a logging program and contractor (logging company).This course will utilize interesting examples of geophysical logs relative to the listed applications and topics covered.

The objective of this course is to provide a basic framework and criteria for the use of borehole geophysics (wireline logs) in the design or rehabilitation/abandonment of resource/water supply wells.  It will serve as a guide and will focus on the important applications of borehole geophysics in regards to resource/water supply wells.

The instructors will review a large number of “hands-on” logging project examples as part of this workshop.  Attendees are encouraged to bring their own borehole geophysical logs they have questions about, to discuss them with the instructors and course attendees.

Who Should Attend

  • Geologists, including well site geologists
  • Hydrogeologists
  • Engineers
  • Drillers
  • Engineers
  • Project managers
  • Regulators

Education Level


Recommended Background Knowledge

This is an introductory course.  A background in drilling and logging operations isn't necessary, but participants should have a general understanding of geology, hydrogeology and drilling operations.

Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be received in writing and sent to NWRA via fax to 775-473-5473, mailed to P.O. Box 8064, Reno, NV 89507, or e-mailed to  Cancellations received within 7 days of the start of the event will not be refunded, however substitutions are welcome.  All other cancellation requests will receive a refund minus a 25% administrative fee.  If you have purchased the registration with a credit card, the convenience fee is non-refundable.

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