US DOE Call for Research proposals: http://science.energy.gov/~/media/sbir/pdf/TechnicalTopics/FY2015_Phase_1_Release_2_Topics.pdf
Note in particular Section 2: Alternative Radiological Source Technologies and Section 4: Radiation Detection.
SPWLA Nuclear Logging SIG: An Introduction
Objective: The purpose of the Nuclear Logging SIG is to be a focal point to advance the science, technology and application of nuclear measurements utilized for subsurface characterization and monitoring. See the Nuclear SIG By-laws document for details.
A Brief History: The Nuclear Logging SIG was established in 2000 by a group of oil industry nuclear experts led by a Coordination Committee, under the Log Characterization Consortium (LCC). In 2012, like all SIGS, it was brought under the umbrella of the SPWLA as a Chapter-at-Large with its own By-Laws and Executive Committee, after the LCC was disbanded.
Activities: Over the years, the Nuclear Logging SIG dealt with the following areas:
- Carbon/Oxygen (C/O) logging tools and their interpretation challenges in Complex geometries and compositions
- Early interpretation challenges for Nuclear Logging-while-drilling (LWD) measurements.
- Development of a technical position on alternatives to chemical radiative sources used in well logging
- Input by individual SIG members on radioactive source challenges to the National Academy of Science panel asked by US Congress for a report on industrial sources and their replacement (2007) and an Interagency Task Force (2010)
- Written input to a Congressional Subcommittee, on potential effect of a reduction in the He3 inventory worldwide; He3 is used in neutron detectors.
- Input on future of API Test Pits on University of Houston Campus
- Prepared drafts on density/PE and Neutron Standards -under review
- A Catalog of nuclear Logging tools is being prepared
Nuclear Logging SIG is federal tax exempt under Section 501 (c) (6) .
Technical Documents (to view click on document below)
1. Units, Nomenclature, and Environmental Corrections for Pe and Density Measurements
Questions: Please contact
R. J. Radtke, Schlumberger (RRadtke@slb.com; +1 281 285 8402 office, +1 281 546 4710 cell)
Ahmed Badruzzaman (firstname.lastname@example.org; +1 510 889 9427 office)
Chairman: Ahmed Badruzzaman, Pacific Consultants and Engineers and U C Berkeley
Vice-Chairman of Technology: R. J., Radtke, Schlumberger
Secretary Dale Fitz: ExxonMobil
Treasurer: Cornelius Huiszoon: Schlumberger Pathfinder
SIG Webmaster: Weijun Guo
Feyzi Inanc: Baker Hughes
Gordon Moake: Halliburton
Anton Nikitin: Shell
Richard Pemper: Weatherford
Adrian Zett: BP
By Laws (click on By Laws)