Autonomous Downhole Tools in the Integrated Ocean Drilling

May 24-25, 2004 – Washington, DC
Convener: Andrew Fisher, Peter Flemings, Rick Murray


Fifty-one scientists, engineers and program managers met in Washington, DC in May, 2004 to discuss the state of the art in Downhole Tools (DHTs) and to identify priorities or tool development. This USSSP-supported workshop was the first community-wide effort to assess DHTs within the context of IODP. For the workshop, the definition of downhole tools was limited to “instruments that are lowered into a borehole and are intended to collect samples, or make measurements of formation or fluid properties during a short period of time over a limited depth interval.” To focus discussions, the topics of wireline logging and logging-while-drilling technologies were avoided.

Workshop Report (pdf)

Organizing Committee
Peter Flemings, Pennsylvania State University
Rick Murray, Boston University
Andy Fisher, University of California, Santa Cruz