LBNL is developing a new technology for fast borehole condition screening using guided electromagnetic waves called electromagnetic time domain reflectometry (EM-TDR). It is aimed to be a non-invasive method for rapid screening of wells for condition assessment at low cost and high throughput.
- Short term impact
- Reduce the needs for expensive downhole logging tool deployment for wellbore condition assessment.
- Long term impact
- Filling a critical technology gap for fast well condition screening to aid PA efforts.