Geophysical Logging in Alaska!

Geophysical Logging in Alaska!

An exciting new project for Southwest Exploration Services has come up in the Fairbanks gold mining district in Alaska. We have currently logged two holes (as of 8/3/2015) and have 1-2 more to complete. The job includes running the latest in 2nd generation Optical and Acoustic Televiewers, in addition to the standard Caliper-Fluid Resistivity logs. These holes present a unique challenge in that they are angled as 35-40 degrees from vertical. Logging in Alaska has its own set of rules. We are battling lots of rain, wind, and fog, which is not good for electronics but typical of logging in the North Country on a portable system. As you can see below (bottom right), owner Kevin Mitchell is operating a compact portable-winch system manufactured by Mount Sopris Instruments to complete the job (http://mountsopris.com/). So far the holes are holding up and the data is outstanding! Pray for some sunshine by midweek to dry us out! More photos to come as this project continues…

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