Abstract

The immediate urge for gravity meter surveys in boreholes is the desire to improve the gravity method itself but there are other potential uses for data so obtained. Borehole gravity surveys, through the influence of density, would be related to numerous important rock properties such as the velocity of seismic waves, the coefficient of reflection, the electrical resistivity, lithology, porosity, and the kinds and states of fluids in the rock. Therefore, in addition to improvement in gravity prospecting, the data would bear upon seismic techniques and, depending on accuracy and detail, upon the interpretation of lithologic and electric logs. The more obvious of the possible uses are indicated and some of the problems and inherent limitations holding up development are discussed.

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