A History of Well Logging In Canada

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E. Ross Crain, Log/Mate Limited

1982

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Abstract

1937, a mere 10 years after the very first electric log was run in the Pechelbronn oilfield in France on log was run in the Pechelbronn oilfield in France on September 5th of 1927. A quote from the official September 5th of 1927. A quote from the official Schlumberger history tells the story: Schlumberger history tells the story: "In another part of the country, a young "In another part of the country, a young engineer named Bill Gillingham was attempting engineer named Bill Gillingham was attempting to raise some interest in electric logging in to raise some interest in electric logging in the Bradford, Pennsylvannia area. The response the Bradford, Pennsylvannia area. The response was not immediately tremedous. A trainee was not immediately tremedous. A trainee under Gillingham, R.R. Rieke, was told to head under Gillingham, R.R. Rieke, was told to head west by northwest, to Mr. Pleasant, Michioan, west by northwest, to Mr. Pleasant, Michioan, embarking on one of the strangest Schlumberger embarking on one of the strangest Schlumberger journeys you’ve heard of." journeys you’ve heard of." "You see, they ended up in Canada, not looking "You see, they ended up in Canada, not looking for oil, but for gold. The preliminary work for oil, but for gold. The preliminary work had been conducted by Andre Allegret and, as had been conducted by Andre Allegret and, as a result of surface exploration, a contract a result of surface exploration, a contract had been let. ‘When we arrived,’ Rieke said, had been let. ‘When we arrived,’ Rieke said, ‘trouble was afoot. They had found gold ‘trouble was afoot. They had found gold alright, but not where the survey had said.

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