sonde in the Oil and Gas IndustryPowered by COBUILD (sɒnd)
Word forms: (regular plural) sondes
(Extractive engineering: Exploration) A sonde is the part of a logging tool with the measurement sensors. ⇒ Measurements of various geophysical properties of the rock are made by a sonde which is a complex piece of electronic equipment that is lowered on a cable down the well bore. ⇒ The sonde is lowered down the borehole on a cable to record the properties of the rock measured in the wall of the hole. ⇒ A sonde is the part of a logging tool with the measurement sensors.