Article 303

On the future of Monte Carlo simulation for nuclear logs
Robin P. Gardner and Avneet Sood
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Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 68, pp. 932-935 (2010)
The oil and oil well logging companies have long been innovators in many technologies that are used in oil well logging. This includes the development and use of radiation detection equipment in the harsh environment of oil wells. It also certainly includes the use of Monte Carlo simulation in the study, optimum design, and calculation of corrections and correction factors for the inverse logging problem. This latter area is the subject of this paper. Past milestones in this area are discussed along with those of the present and future work. The perspective is from the viewpoint of the authors.