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Thin bed resistivity (RTBR)

This is an acronym for a well log used in the oil and gas industry. The acronym RTBR is a unique identifier to recognize this particular log and can be encountered in your log evaluation software or your corporate datastores. The abreviatin stands for 'Thin bed resistivity'. The usage of this log is well established.

This log can be used to evaluate the resistivity, measured by a laterolog (or guard log) resistivity device, which represents a measurement made several feet into the formation; generally considered a measurement of the undisturbed formation.

So basically this is a measure of the property of a material which resists the flow of electrical current. The ratio of electric-field intensity to current density. The reciprocal of conductivity.

This log usually has the unit 'Conductivity'. This is the quantity of electricity transferred across unit area per unit potential gradient per unit time. In isotropic material, it is the reciprocal of Resistivity. Sometimes called Specific Conductance.

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

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