An effort is currently in progress at the Ocean Drilling Program to integrate downhole logging data with the core analyses performed in the laboratory. This process is intended to take place in near real-time during routine drilling operations. The results of this process are tables containing all measurements related to the borehole which are correlated to a single common reference depth. This matrix can be loaded into spreadsheets and other software packages for detailed examination by shipboard scientists. Because the data are correlated to a common depth scale, cross plots across the numerous data types are easily accomplished.

This paper will describe the progress made in the following areas:

  • Data sharing via a networked fileserver.

  • Common reference depths for core and logging data.

  • Strategies for correlating core and logging data.

  • Exploratory data analysis on integrated datasets.

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