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Gamma Ray (GR)

This is the name of a log measured along a well bore (a well-log). The code GR is a unique identifier to recognize this particular log and can be found in any (ASCII) log files provided by the logging company. The full name for this log used in the industry is 'Gamma Ray'. The usage of this log is well established.

This log displays readings of the intensity of natural gamma-ray radiation emitted from formations containing radioactive elements, such as Potassium, Thorium, and Uranium. Measured according to API specifications.

This log usually has the unit 'API Gamma Ray'.

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




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