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Expert in Nuclear Oil Well Logging

Expert ID: 719491 Connecticut, USA

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NUCLEAR OIL WELL LOGGING; HYDROCARBON DETECTION. Expert (Expert initially, then Expert) is a physicist with extensive knowledge of nuclear oil well logging. His primary area of focus has been on neutron and gamma-ray transport to determine the presence of hydrocarbons in the earth's formations. His knowledge encompasses thermal and epithermal detection, electron optics, quartz crystals, and radiation shielding and protection.

NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTATION; OIL EXPLORATION; PETROLEUM PRODUCTION. For about five years, Expert consulted with Teleco Oilfield Services on the design of nuclear Measurements While Drilling (MWD) tools. He offered expertise in nuclear physics experimental methods, nuclear instrumentation, radioactivity, vacuum technology, photomultipliers, and geophysics. He co-invented the Schlumberger SNP and CNL neutron porosity tools, which are widely used by the oil industry for use in petroleum exploration and production. He developed a borehole accelerator used to make thermal decay time measurements and to do capture gamma-ray spectroscopy. The borehole accelerator is a sealed tube about a foot long and one inch in diameter. It produced 14 MeV neutrons at an intensity of 10(8) neutrons/sec. In order to perfect this device, he used his knowledge of gas discharges, high voltage insulation, and nuclear reactions.

Expert designed and developed neutron tools that use chemical sources. These sources are small doubly encapsulated cylinders, typically 1-3 inches long and less than one inch in diameter. Contained in such capsules is a mixture of beryllium and some other element that happens to be an alpha-emitter (alpha is a helium nucleus).

NEUTRON MEASUREMENT. For the last 20 years Expert was with Schlumberger, he helped design and develop thermal and epithermal neutron measurement tools. These tools are currently the only two kinds of neutron measurements that can be made involving slowed down neutrons. One of the measurements he co-developed brought $200 million in annual revenues.

PATENT LAW. Expert is presently practicing law on a part-time basis. He is very familiar with patent laws and regulations of the United States.


Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York - Yonkers, New York - Newark, New Jersey - Jersey City, New Jersey - Paterson, New Jersey - Elizabeth, New Jersey - Bridgeport, Connecticut - New Haven, Connecticut - Hartford, Connecticut - Springfield, Massachusetts

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1986 Degree: JD Subject: Law Institution: Pace University Law School
Year: 1956 Degree: PhD Subject: Physics Institution: New York University
Year: 1942 Degree: AB Subject: Physics Institution: Brooklyn College

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1983 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Independent Consultant Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1956 to 1983 Employer: Schlumberger-Doll Research Title: Physicist Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1951 to 1956 Employer: New York University Title: Research Associate Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1949 to 1951 Employer: St. Peter's College Title: Instructor Department: Responsibilities:

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert is a member of the American Physical Society, Sigma Xi, Society of Professional Well Log Analysts and previously Sigma Pi Sigma. He also holds membership in the Connecticut Bar Association.
Licenses / Certifications
Expert has been admitted to practice law before the Federal District Court and all Connecticut courts.
Awards / Recognition
"Depth of the Investigation of the CNL," one of the numerous technical articles Expert has authored, won an award for best presented paper at a meeting of SPWLA.
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert holds several patents and has considerable understanding of U.S. Patent and Trademark laws.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
German
French

Fields of Expertise

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