STUCK PIPE LOG
The stuck pipe log uses acoustic measurement techniques to provide a continuous record and evaluation of a stuck pipe string.
This logging service can be performed through drill pipe, casing, or tubing to identify problem areas.
Acoustic pulses, initiated at the instrument’s transmitter, travel through the pipe string and are measured at the receiver. The acoustic energy level at the receiver is proportional to the degree of stuck pipe. Similar to conventional cement bond log measurements, low attenuation readings indicate free pipe and high attenuation readings indicate stuck pipe.
The stuck pipe log is superior to a free point evaluation because the stuck pipe log is used to determine multiple stuck points throughout the well instead of only the first problem area. With a complete picture of the situation at hand, an informed decision can be made as to how best proceed in the pipe recovery operation, potentially saving many hours of time and money.