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Main Title Neutron Well Logging in Hawaii.
Author Peterson., Frank L. ;
CORP Author Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Water Resources Research Center.
Year Published 1974
Report Number TR-75; DI-14-31-0001-3511; OWRR-A-032-HI; W74-09053 ; OWRR-A-032-HI(2)
Stock Number PB-233 124
Additional Subjects Well logging ; Hawaii ; Aquifers ; Permeability ; Porosity ; Basalt ; Water wells ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-233 124 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 47p
The primary objective was to apply neutron logging techniques to the problem of obtaining reliable porosity data and relating these to water yields from Hawaiian aquifers. Neutron well logging in Hawaiian basaltic formations has produced much important qualitative and quantitative information. The most important application has been the determination of porosity in the saturated zones. Interpretation of neutron log responses in Hawaiian basaltic formations is similar to conventional neutron log interpretation in sedimentary formations. Neutron count varies as an inverse function of porosity. High neutron counts are indicative of low porosities and low neutron counts are indicative of high porosities. In general, the neutron logs are extremely responsive to detailed changes in formation porosity, and of particular importance is that the reproducibility of neutron logs from the same well is excellent. Neutron logs from Hawaiian wells also are extremely responsive to the saturated-unsaturated boundary and to the casing termination. Surprisingly, the neutron logs show little consistent response to nominal hole diameter or borehole fluid salinity. (Modified author abstract)