The Lowdown on Low-Resistivity Pay 

Low Resistivity
Publication: Oilfield Review
Volume: 7
Issue: 3
Publication Date: 10/01/1995

Oil that appears on logs as fresh water—low-resistivity pay—has dogged geoscientists since the dawn of logging. With low oil prices driving the reexploration of mature fields, methods of interpreting low-resistivity pay have proliferated. We examine the causes of low-resistivity pay in sands and then explore the tools and techniques that have been developed to evaluate such frequently bypassed zones. A case study shows how log/core integration helps establish the source of low-resistivity pay in India's Gandhar field.



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