This session has been formed from merging Down-hole and Polar Instrumentation sessions. In both cases the goal is to promote discussions between scientists who use data to address problems and the scientists who are developing new logging technologies.
For Down-hole applications:
Geological and geophysical problems could include sedimentology and hard rock analysis, structural analysis of deformation, fracture and porosity, rock physical properties determinations, pore fluid analysis, rock stress and fluid pressure determinations.
Drilling, coring and logging technological developments covering the spectrum of tool sizes and results from a wide range of geological environments are actively encouraged.
Subjects of interest include slim holes techniques, underbalanced, ice and gas hydrate drilling, low environmental impact tools, high pressure and temperature tools, logging in high-angle/horizontal wells, formation evaluation in conventional and non-conventional plays, ice logging, geophysical measurements in tunnels, and non-conventional applications of classical logs.
For Polar Instrumentation:
The session is focused on instrumentation and technologies that deliver science in polar regions, this includes sensors, instruments, power systems, experiment set-up and experiment coordination as well as practical aspects of operating in Polar Regions.
The session is meant to encourage presentations and discussions that span a versatile set of measurement approaches and scientific disciplines.