4. n. [Formation Evaluation]
The distance between the static measure point and the dynamic measure point of a logging measurement. For nuclear logs and any others that must be recorded over a significant time period, there is a difference between the measure point with the tool stationary and moving. If the tool is moving during this period, the effective center of measurement will be a certain distance from the point at which the measurement started. This distance is the lag. The lag depends on the logging speed and the sampling interval.