Wellsite and Opérations
Oxford Brookes University _ .
6.0 Sample and Show Description
One of the most important rôles of the wellsite geologist is the physical description of cuttings, cores and sidewall
cores plus an évaluation of any associated shows. The description of rocks and rock types is something that ail
geologists are trained to do and should be second nature.
However, describing a pièce of rock, whether it be a cutting, core chip or whatever can be very subjective. Theemphasis of this section is to promote a systematic and methodical approach to descriptions that will minimise thepotential variations caused by subjectivity. The guidelines presented throughout this section are there for you tofollow.
This section provides: •
The correct equipment required for proper description of samples
An overview of sampling and processing that will best ensure the most représentative• Brief guidelines for the systematic description and testing of samples of various rocktypes:
The description and analysis of shows
Spécial requirements for cores and sidewall coresThe wellsite geologist must always strive to make the best possible description and évaluation of both samples andshows.
Date: October 2001
Sample and Show Description