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Cardinal Surveys Company

The value of our services far exceeds the cost.

Odessa, TX Phone (432) 580-8061 Fax: (432) 580-0547
Hobbs, NM Phone: (575) 397-1069 Fax: (575) 393-5836

Cardinal On Wire

Welcome to Cardinal Surveys Company's Home Page. Our intent is to construct a web site that will be useful to any petroleum professional in the oil and gas industry who is interested in production logs, injection profiles, radioactive tracers, radiation safety, and after stimulation logs. You will find information on preparation, general procedures, safety, and regulatory concerns.

This site was designed to be compatible with both Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Explorer, and now Mozella Firefox. Graphics have been kept as small and simple as possible to reduce dead time at our site.

Services Offered

Annulus Production Logging on pumping wells. The 7/8" O.D. logging tool string allows us to travel down the tubing annulus and document producing conditions on a real time basis.
Production Logging on flowing wells.
High pressure tagging system that injects radioactive material down stream of all pumps, blenders, and manifolds.
Temperature and Gamma Ray Log used to determine the placement of well stimulations and treatments.
Used by the oilfield industry to determine the destination of injected fluids in secondary and tertiary flood projects. Profiles are also used by chemical and other industries to confirm wastes are being injected safely in appropriate zones in hazardous waste wells.
Proven method for accurately controlling placement of profile modification sealants and treatment chemicals.
GAMMA SpecTrol
Spectral Gamma Ray logging used to determine the placement of well stimulations and treatments traced with multi-isotopes.
Controlled injection rates while bottom-hole pressures are measured and recorded are then plotted to show the Formation Parting Pressure (FFP). 
PRESSURE TESTING (Pressure Transient Analysis)
Pressure Tools, Real-Time and Memory Gauge / Pressure analysis (build up, fall off)
Other Services:           
Memory tool production logging - slick line or coiled tubing (CT) conveyed, high temperature
Production Log Analysis, including calibrated Water Cut, Absolute Fluid Entry Volumes

     Velocity Calculator - Convert BPD to Linear Velocity!

Wolfberry and unconventional production logs:  Zone-by-zone breakdown of production in wells on rod pump artificial lift, even small casing sizes.  4 1/2" casing with 2 3/8" tubing have been successfully logged.  Don't make guesses or assumptions about your well, use the best available technology to scientifically determine your well's performance.  See link above, Annulus Trac-III.


Cardinal Surveys Company Safety Policies and Manuals


New Service

We are proud to announce a new Log Archive Service. Every finished log is now stored in PDF, and LAS format

 in Cardinal's Log Archive server located @

 Find your log in the Cloud!  Contact a Cardinal Surveys sales representative for a user name and password to access your data.


Web conferencing - we can meet with you personally on your desktop!  Go over your logs, discuss and evaluate in real time.  We simply arrange an appointment, and meet you virtually in your office or anywhere you have internet access.  We can share any document with you electronically, and can include up to 25 of your associates, each from their physical location, anywhere in the world.


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Spectral Gamma Ray Stimulation Evaluation:

Multi-channel gamma spectrum logging. Recognizes scandium, antimony, and iridium used to trace stimulation fluids. May be run in conjunction with temperature logs. Merged and analyzed data available in field immediately after logging passes are completed. Tool size: 1 ┬╝ in. May be run as soon as stimulation treatment is completed.  New, improved analysis algorithm and simplified telemetry.

Coalbed Methane Wells:

Production logs of coalbed methane (CBM) gas producers.  The Annulus Trac III log is used to identify the actual productive zones, and verify downhole mechanical configuration.  In a recent application, 10 wells were logged using the exclusive 7/8" O. D. logging tools.  Modification of the down-hole configuration of one well paid for the cost of logging all 10 wells in less than one month!  Further workovers are planned to increase production for the lease based on the diagnostic results from the Trac III logs.  If you expect a continuing firming in the natural gas market place, now is the time to diagnose and plan workovers for coal-seam wells!  Cardinal Surveys has more experience in logging coalbed methane wells while under actual producing conditions than anyone in the World.

Food for Thought on Technology...

When NASA first started sending up astronauts, they quickly discovered that ballpoint pens would not work in zero gravity. To combat the problem, NASA scientists spent a decade and $12 billion to develop a pen that writes in zero gravity, upside down, underwater, on almost any surface including glass and at temperatures ranging from below freezing to 300 Celsius.

The Russians used a pencil.

            Insanity in individuals is something rare - but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.

               - Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)


          Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

             - Albert Einstein, (attributed) (1879 - 1955)

Points Of Interest

Cardinal Log Archive


Example Logs

(All in Adobe .PDF format)
Metric Conversion Chart
(Not what you'd expect!)
He has the Knack!
(Humorous, unless you're a sensitive engineer...)
Literature (Adobe .PDF Format) and Powerpoint!
Includes link to Adobe's web site for free Adobe Acrobat® reader.
Cardinal Surveys Photo Gallery (New: 2006 Rock Springs, Wy)
Photos of our people, equipment, and locations we've served on.
Phillips Petroleum Company - DOE Oil Recovery Project
We were selected to provide injection profile services on one of Phillips' horizontal injection wells in the South Cowden Unit. Information on equipment, tools, procedures, and log plots are included.
Cardinal Surveys Company is required to have working agreements with all our customers and fellow contractors concerning the proper proceedures and responsibilites for radioactive materials used in our services
Drop us a line if we can help you with a specific well problem or let us know what you think about this site.
Basic radiation safety, information on radiation dosage, and other uses for radioactive materials.

Look in the GLOSSARY for any definitions you may need.

Check out the Cool Links Page.

A little humor from Steven Wright.

More humor from Yogi Berra.

For 'tis the sport to have the engineer
Hoist with his own petard...

William Shakespeare, "Hamlet", Act 3 scene 4


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