Marine Petrophysics

Undergraduate, IT-distance – 7.5 credits, Course code GG5126
Start Spring term 2017 – period 1
Language: English

This course provides an introduction to marine petrophysics, the study of sediment physical properties and their interaction with fluids. The course covers laboratory and in-situ methods for measuring standard petyrophysical properties of marine sediments. These include, pore space properties and permeability, as well the elastic, geocmechanical, electrical and thermal properties. The course will look at quantitative relationships between these properties, and through numerical exercises, the students will learn how they are commonly applied within industry and research to investigate different marine geological processes. Re-exams may be held on campus.


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Course Director
Matt O'Regan, Department of Geological SciencesMatt O'Regan 
Department of Geological Sciences

Stockholm University
106 981 Stockholm


Admission requirements

60 ECTS credits Geology or Earth Science or 30 ECTS credits Geology or Earth Sciences and 15 ECTS credits mathematics and 15 ECTS credits in Physics/Geophysics.


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Course literature

Malcom Rider and Martin Kennedy, 2011
The Geological Interpretation of Well Logs (third edition)
Rider-French Consulting Ltd., Scotland
ISBN: 978-0-9541906-8-2


 is based on a written/oral assessment at the end of the course. Assessment criteria are:

A = Excellent
B = Very good
C = Good
D = Satisfactory
E = Sufficient
Fx = Insufficient
F = Entirely insufficient

The assessment criteria will be outlined at the start of the course. To pass the course, a minimum grade E is necessary.
Department of Geological Sciences
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