About logwell.com

The main thrust of this website is to provide information about well logging, but Poor Boy Supply Co. (PBS) , a "sub domain", provides information about downhole pumps and oil production.  A second sub domain, the Tallini Tales of Destruction, contains amazing historical nitroglycerin stories.  The organization of www.logwell.com is one of simple hierarchal menus listing the various webpages contained herein.  To get a feel for the layout / structure of this website, see the AnaLog Site Map and the PBS Site Map.

There is nothing complicated about navigating www.logwell.com.  For starters, try the navigation bars at the bottom of all pages (also to the left on the home page).  The navigation bars will always get you back to the menu(s) that covers the page you are on, and to the home page.  In addition, menu pages have a more complete navigation bar.  Pages are hyperlinked to each other, and to outside pages, throughout the site.  Hyperlinks are generally blue, changing to violet once visited, except on a few pages where the background necessitates a different color scheme.  Usually, external links are so identified.

Most of the interesting technical material can be found starting at the AnaLog Technical Stuff & Tips (Tech & Tips) or the Poor Boy Supply Co. Technical Stuff & Tips (Tech & Tips) menus.  Our Subject Index or Page Title Index can help you find pages relating to specific areas of interest, and our internal search engine Search Page can be used for more detailed research.  Selected pages have a "Quick Search" feature as can be seen below (Quick Search uses "or" logic and a short search output format by default, while the Search Page is more versatile).

We periodically add new pages; check the Modifications Log (ModLog) from time to time to keep up with what is new.  Also see What's New for announcements and press releases.


The small independent segment of the well logging / wireline industry is poorly represented on the web.  For instance, east of the Mississippi, few independent well loggers have websites; some do not yet even have email addresses.  Of course that will change with time.  AnaLog Services, Inc . decided during the summer of 1999 that it was high time this company had a www presence.

We started out with an experimental site on the free Geocities service, now part of Yahoo (these free website offerings are great places to learn the basics of creating a website).  Next we needed a domain name.  Many of our first choices were already spoken for; however, logwell.com was available and we grabbed it .  We are now hosted by Mindspring / Earthlink and we have been fairly well pleased with them.

Nobody here is an html expert, nor did anyone volunteer to become one (and it shows).  This site is built with Microsoft Publisher; a program with serious shortcomings when used to do websites.  When we decided to switch to Microsoft's premium html generator, Front Page, we were shocked to find that the html generated by Publisher is not easily moved into Front Page.  Unbelievably, html created by two different members of the Microsoft Office family are not compatible.  A conscious decision has been made to limit graphical content because at our remote location connect rates are fairly slow, and we know how frustrating lengthy page load times can be (the standard mantra of incompetent webmasters incapable of producing nice graphics).  We have no great love for Microsoft, but these pages do look best when viewed with Internet Explorer (IE) with "Text Size" set to "Medium".  Netscape is used to check all pages, but slight differences are often seen; if you use Netscape, "Text Size" should be set to "100% (Original size)".  This site is presently optimized for 800x600 monitor screen resolution.

Much to our surprise, these pages are receiving many "hits" from all over the world.  Foreign client domains from which logwell.com has received hits since August, 1999 (data from wwwstat-2.01 / Urchin) are as follows:  Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Austria, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia (Kingdom of), Cameroon, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, China, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Columbia, Congo (Democratic Republic of), Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cote D' Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Croatia (Hrvatska), Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Greenland, Guadeloupe (French), Guatemala, Guyana, Heard and McDonald Islands, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kentucky, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyzstan), Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Martinique (French), Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldavia, Monaco, Mongolia, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia (French), New Zealand (Aotearoa), Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Polynesia (French), Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts & Nevis Anguilla, Saint Lucia, Saint Tome (Sao Tome) and Principe, Saint Vincent & Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, USSR (former), Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Virgin Islands (USA), Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Thank you for visiting logwell.com.

Member Society of Petrophysicists & Well Log Analysts (SPWLA)Mineral & Geotechnical Logging Society (MGLS),
The Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG),  International Society of Explosives Engineers (ISEE),
Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)Association of Energy Service Companies (AESC),
Health Physics Society (HPS), and Kentucky Oil & Gas Association (KOGA)
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