What Is A ‘Kitchen Table’ Well Log?

What is a ‘Kitchen Table’ Well Log? . . .The first time I heard that phase, I asked the same thing.  The man replied,  “It’s a log a feller does the next day at breakfast”.  To me this was incomprehensible as there are dozens of color changes, fractures, mineral veins and the water locations to keep track of.  I keep detailed notes that occasionally have seen a rainstorm and need to be copied from a wet smeared mess.  This is hard to do the same day with smeared notes! No wonder some folks have well construction that differs from their well log. A very happy customer  had a well drilled by another driller that was dry and I wanted to see the log.  The customer had not received a well log so we called the driller. His secretary related the log wasn’t due yet and he only does logs just before their due (60 days). So we asked, “Can we get a copy of his notes?”  Her response was, “No, sorry, he doesn’t take notes!” Upon finally receiving the log, the driller recorded 575 feet of red sandstone. A site inspection revealed exposed black granite and black drill cuttings!!??  The dry hole had been drilled at the ‘toe’ of the hill, the worst possible geologic location on the property.  It was: “An easy place to set-up.”               — David Nequette

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