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ABI43-ICDP (Logging tool)

Model id: QL43-ABI: acoustic televiewer cartridge 2nd generation, ALT 18581


  • travel time of an acoustic signal
  • amplitude of an acoustic signal
  • probe orientation derived from magnetometer and accelerometer/gravimeter data
  • magnetic field amplitude

Purpose: geological structures: bedding, foliation, lamination, natural & induced fractures, breakouts, high-resolution oriented borehole calliper, borehole trajectory, casing inspection

Characteristics: sonic frequency: 1.2 MHz; up tp 20 rev/s; azimuthal resolution: 72, 144 or 288; caliper resolution: 0.08 mm; Vertical resolution [m]: images: 0.005, orientation: 2, mag-field:0.1

Limitations: The probe does not work in extremely soft formations, e.g. almost unconsolidated lake sediments; requires centralizers with diameter of 60 mm


Vertical resolution:0.005 m
Typical logging speed:4.00 m/min
Maximum pressure:80.0 MPa
Maximum temperature:125℃
Maximum boreholedeviation:45°
Required boreholefluid:
liquidThe borehole has to be filled with some sort of liquid.
Minimum borehole diameter:0.075 m
Maximum borehole diameter:0.250 m
Centralisation required:yes
Type of datatransfer:
cableData are transferred in real time via a cable.
Required type of logging cable:
mono/coaxial/4/7 conductorMono & coaxial & 4 & 7 conductor cable types are possible.
Required cablehead:
GO4Connector according to GO 4 standard (4 conductors).
Implement search on winches with this cable head.
Type of signal:
digitalDigital signal transmission.
Maximum cable length:7000 m
Acquisitionsystem (recommended):ALT-ICDP
Length:2 m
Maximum diameter:0.043 m
Weight:10 kg
Belongs to toolstring:
standaloneA stand alone tool that cannot be integrated in a tool string.
Usage conditons:Only non-commercial research is allowed/welcome.
Additional usage conditions:Logging as service by ICDP OSG
Additional information available at:https://www.icdp-online.org/fileadmin/icdp/services/img/Logging/OSG_Slimhole_Sondes_Specs_pics_01.pdf

Operator and contact:

Operator:GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Centre for Scientific Drilling
Contact person:Jochem Kück
Telephone:+49 3312881087
Address: Telegrafenberg
Building A69
14473 Potsdam, Germany

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