Decision by Expert Technical Council at State Commission on Mineral Resources
Recommend the inclusion of the combined steady-state nuclear LWD tool (made by OOO NPP Energiya, LLC) in the register of technologies approved by Expert Technical Council at State Commission on Mineral Resources.


Geophysical equipment

Geophysical instrumentation manufactured by RPE Energiya, LLC (ООО «НПП Энергия»)

Key element


Neutron tubes developed by RPE Energiya, LLC (ООО «НПП Энергия») and FSUE Integrated Plant “Electrohimpribor” (ФГУП «Комбинат «Электрохимприбор»)


Pulsed neutron logging tool PINK-43A


Designed to carry out borehole pulsed neutron logging techniques. Pulsed neutron generator at high frequency radiates geological materials around the borehole tool. At double distance from pulsed neutron source thermal neutron detectors (modification of 2INNK (2ИННК)) record thermal neutron count rate during neutron pulse and thermal neutron flux drop time spectrum after neutron pulse finishing.

Used to explore open hole and cased wells.

Active tasks:

  • determination of current oil saturation on oil fields with oilfield brine over 20 g/l and porosity over 12;
  • determination of gas-liquid contact;
  • determination of hydrogen content and effective reservoir porosity;
  • lithologic sectional layering.

Detector units – proportional or corona helium counter tubes (He-3).

High-frequency neutron pulsed generator MFNG-341 (МФНГ-341) with gas-filled neutron tube AREV-28 (АРЕВ-28) is used as neutron source with energy of 14 MeV. Neutron output (at neutron pulse oscillating frequency of 400 Hz) – 0.5´108 neutrons/sec.

If necessary it can be equipped with gamma-ray logging channel to measure natural radioactivity of geological materials and with collar locator to measure boring casing integrity and/or tubing.

  Measured parameters Range Accuracy
Natural gamma-ray EDR for 2INNK (2ИННК) 0÷250  μR/h 15 % (rel.)
Neutron-capture cross-section 3÷55 c.u. 2.5 % (rel.)
Collar locating at least seven times signal level increasing when passing through a collar 


General technical specifications
Tool overall length (with gamma-ray and collar locator channel), mm 3900
Tool diameter, mm 43
Total tool weight, kg 21
Maximum ambient temperature, °C 120 
Maximum hydrostatic pressure, MPa 80 
Logging speed, m/h 60÷180
Neutron frequency of oscillation, Hz 400÷1000 
Combinability terminal / transit 
Position in well free