Applications of the Continuous Dipmeter in Western Canada

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J. Goetz, Schlumberger

Abstract

This paper discusses the application of the continuous dipmeter, an instrument which not only determines dips and tops of formations but also yields basic information on sedimentology and stratigraphy. After a brief descrip- tion of the apparatus and the methods of plotting its readings, the author explains the interpretation of in- formation for various geologic features – reefs, sands and unconformities. All of the examples are from oil wells in Western Canada, and the influence of the continuous dipmeter on petroleum exploration is stressed.