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Gamma Potassium (GRK)

This is an acronym for a well log used in the oil and gas industry. You might have encountered this acronym GRK in your log evaluation software or any (ASCII) log files provided by the logging company. The official name for this log is 'Gamma Potassium'. This log is not used too often in the industry.

The values of this log represent the concentration of Potassium by weight.

So basically this is a measure of the relative content of a component; e.g., the concentration of salts in brackish water, the concentration of electric charges in a circuit, etc.

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

Data from this log can be used to investigate the element concentration of the formation. Similar logs are listed below:




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