Video Logging - Idaho National Laboratory
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Drillers use the vertical and horizontal views captured by our downhole video camera to examine borehole integrity before placing water well casing, well screens, and submersible pumps. Hydrologists and geologists use the images to verify geophysical data such as: changes in rock type, small-scale geologic structures, rock fractures, and groundwater movement.
Downhole well video has the following advantages:
- It’s relatively quick and cost-effective
- Output can be viewed real-time in the field
- It does not require plotting and processing
- Digital files can be transmitted from the field
Downhole well video continues to improve with technological advances in camera electronics. Recently, we upgraded our camera systems to include a dual-view (side- and down-view) water well inspection system. This system includes a digital recording system, upgrades to operator controls, and improved video editing capability. Video recordings are usually output at MPEG-4 files.
Aries™ WC1750 Dual-View Camera
Laval ™ R-2000 Dual-View Camera
Laval ™ Slim Line Color Camera
DUAL-VIEW VIDEO FROM USGS 131A