International Ocean Discovery Program

Petrophysics Summer School 2016



This 1st ECORD Summer School in Petrophysics focused on the application of downhole logging and core physical properties data to scientific questions, with case studies from each of the IODP Science Plan themes. The workshop consisted of lectures, discussion groups, and practical exercises on the different elements and data types used in petrophysical analysis. In addition, basic training in industry-standard software packages, including Schlumberger’s Techlog, formed a core part of the summer school. Sessions within the summer school fell into one of three categories:

  • those which explain and describe the principles behind petrophysical measurements;
  • those which demonstrate the methods by which petrophysical measurements are acquired;
  • and those which reveal the ways in which petrophysical data can be used in the pursuit of scientific objectives through integration and interpretation.

An off-site excursion centred on downhole logging activities, including the development, testing, calibration and deployment of downhole logging tools was included. In addition, practical exercises including demonstrations of physical properties data acquisition, by way of multi-sensor core loggers. Integration of these core physical properties data and use of them to calibrate the in situ measurements will form a key component of the workshop.


The European Petrophysics Consortium comprising:

  • Leicester University (UK)
    • Sarah Davies
    • Jenny Inwood
    • Erwan Le Ber
    • Laurence Phillpot
    • Sally Morgan
  • CNRS Montpellier (France)
    • Johanna Lofi
  • RWTH Aachen (Germany)
    • Annick Fehr
  • Aberdeen University (UK)
    • Sophie Harland
  • BP (UK)
    • Sam Matthews
  • Geotek Ltd. (UK)
    • Briony Shreeve
  • Imperial College London (UK)
    • Peter Fitch
  • JAMSTEC (Japan)
    • Yoshi Sanada
  • JOIDES Resolution Science Operator (USA)
    • Trevor Williams
  • Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (USA)
    • Gilles Guerin
    • Angela Slagle
  • Schlumberger (UK)
    • Rudi Mathers
  • Total E&P (UK)
    • Louise Anderson
  • Weatherford (UK)
    • Terry Mayor


  • ECORD awarded 3 Scholarships to Petrophysics Summer School participants.
  • USSSP awarded 10 US-based scientists travel awards to support their attendance at the Petrophysics Summer School.


In-kind contributions

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