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Title: Wellbore detector with azimuthal and spectral energy resolution

Abstract

A wellbore inspection device includes a radiation generation source operable to emit neutrons, and a radiation detector fixed relative to the radiation generation source and operable to detect backscattered neutron radiation from a surrounding environment. The radiation detector includes a plurality of individually addressable detector elements arranged in one or more concentric rings. Respective amounts of backscattered neutron radiation detected by the individually addressable detector elements within a ring is indicative of the azimuthal direction of the detected backscattered neutron radiation, and the respective amount of backscattered neutron radiation detected by the individually addressable detector elements of two or more concentric rings is indicative of an energy level of the backscattered neutron radiation. The inspection device determines whether a potential anomaly is present in or around the wellbore, based at least in part on the respective amounts of backscattered radiation detected by the individually addressable detector elements.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
GE Energy Oilfield Technology, Inc., Broussard, LA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1735107
Patent Number(s):
10732317
Application Number:
16/102,221
Assignee:
GE Energy Oilfield Technology, Inc. (Broussard, LA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01V - GEOPHYSICS
G - PHYSICS G06 - COMPUTING G06F - ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
DOE Contract Number:  
FE0024293
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 08/13/2018
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Kasten, Ansas Matthias, Ivan, Adrian, and Ross, William Robert. Wellbore detector with azimuthal and spectral energy resolution. United States: N. p., 2020. Web.
Kasten, Ansas Matthias, Ivan, Adrian, & Ross, William Robert. Wellbore detector with azimuthal and spectral energy resolution. United States.
Kasten, Ansas Matthias, Ivan, Adrian, and Ross, William Robert. Tue . "Wellbore detector with azimuthal and spectral energy resolution". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1735107.
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title = {Wellbore detector with azimuthal and spectral energy resolution},
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abstractNote = {A wellbore inspection device includes a radiation generation source operable to emit neutrons, and a radiation detector fixed relative to the radiation generation source and operable to detect backscattered neutron radiation from a surrounding environment. The radiation detector includes a plurality of individually addressable detector elements arranged in one or more concentric rings. Respective amounts of backscattered neutron radiation detected by the individually addressable detector elements within a ring is indicative of the azimuthal direction of the detected backscattered neutron radiation, and the respective amount of backscattered neutron radiation detected by the individually addressable detector elements of two or more concentric rings is indicative of an energy level of the backscattered neutron radiation. The inspection device determines whether a potential anomaly is present in or around the wellbore, based at least in part on the respective amounts of backscattered radiation detected by the individually addressable detector elements.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2020},
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