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Alpha Processed Bulk Density, Rotationally Corrected (ROMT_ALP)

This is an acronym for a well log used in the oil and gas industry. The code ROMT_ALP is a unique identifier to recognize this particular log and can be found in any (ASCII) log files provided by the logging company. Alpha Processed Bulk Density, Rotationally Corrected is the offical name for this log. This log is not often acquired after (or during) drilling a well.

This log can be used to evaluate the density of bulk material, including any void space or other materials contained in the subject volume. In well logging, it is the density of the rock, including fluid-filled pore space, as measured with a "Gamma-Gamma" type logging device.

This log usually has the unit 'Density'. This is the density (mass per unit volume) of a material. Usually at Standard conditions (STP). Also used to indicate the frequency of occurrence.

Data for this log is produced by a tool that uses a density logging technique and can be used to investigate the density of the formation. Similar logs are listed below:

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