Tool marks are a class of borehole wall artefacts that can affect images. They are the result of mechanical work against the borehole wall and include stabilizer grooves, sampling tool marks, cable slap and sidewall core sites. They are usually easily recognised. Not all of these artefacts are detrimental to interpretation as some can allow the removal of a thick mud cake allowing successful imaging of the formation to occur.
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