Chapter 6. Formation Sampling and Identification

  1. Bruce Misstear1,
  2. David Banks2 and
  3. Lewis Clark PhD Visiting Professor consultancy3

Published Online: 13 OCT 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470031344.ch6

Water Wells and Boreholes

Water Wells and Boreholes

How to Cite

Misstear, B., Banks, D. and Clark, L. (2006) Formation Sampling and Identification, in Water Wells and Boreholes, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470031344.ch6

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

  2. 2

    Holymoor Consultancy, Chesterfield, UK

  3. 3

    (Deceased) - formerly of Clark Consult Ltd, Henley on Thames, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 OCT 2006
  2. Published Print: 20 OCT 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470849897

Online ISBN: 9780470031346



  • formation sampling and identification;
  • observing drilling process;
  • drilling samples - description and analysis;
  • downhole geophysical logging;
  • downhole geophysical imaging;
  • composite well log


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Observing the drilling process

  • Collecting formation samples

  • Description and analysis of drilling samples

  • Downhole geophysical logging

  • Downhole geophysical imaging

  • Preparing a composite well log