Relative bearing (RB)

Clockwise angle in degrees (more rarely in radians) between the high side of the tool and pad 1 azimuth.  Not defined for a well section that is horizontal.  For holes deviated up to approximately 30º the relationship RB = P1AZ – hole azimuth should hold.


RIDER, M., 1996.  The Geological Interpretation of Well Logs, Whittles Publishing, Caithness, p280.

See also pad 1 azimuth (P1AZ) and hole orientation.



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