Acoustic Ringing Effect Mitigation for Oil Well Sonic Logging Conference Paper uri icon


  • 2016 American Automatic Control Council (AACC). This paper presents a method to suppress the ringing effect for an acoustic transmitter used in oilfield wireline logging. The removal of ringing is desirable for acoustic logging as too much ringing can interfere with the processing of formation data. The existing approach uses a strong passive damper to damp out the vibration energy. This, however, limits the magnitude of the acoustic signal generated for logging purposes and can also create reliability challenges. This paper proposes a new method based on the active ringing damping in which a control signal is injected to compensate the transmitter motion vibration and is adapted under the change of operating environments. Both simulation and experimental results are presented to demonstrate the effectiveness and robustness of the proposed method in the ringing braking.

name of conference

  • 2016 American Control Conference (ACC)

published proceedings

  • 2016 American Control Conference (ACC)

author list (cited authors)

  • Song, X., Zhao, Y., & Dykstra, J.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Song, Xingyong||Zhao, Yiming||Dykstra, Jason

publication date

  • January 2016