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casing inspection log

1. n. [Production Logging]
An in situ record of casing thickness and integrity, to determine whether and to what extent the casing has undergone corrosion. The term refers to an individual measurement, or a combination of measurements using acoustic, electrical and mechanical techniques, to evaluate the casing thickness and other parameters. The log is usually presented with the basic measurements and an estimate of metal loss. It was first introduced in the early 1960s. Today the terms casing-evaluation log and pipe-inspection log are used synonymously.