Prerequisite: GEO 5520.
Meets with GEO 6525. This third course in the Petroleum Industry Path (PICP) curriculum provides an introduction to petrophysics and well log interpretation as it relates to hydrocarbon exploration and production. Topics include an introduction to wireline logs, calculating rock properties from log measurements, and recognizing zones of potential hydrocarbons from wireline logs. In-class exercises and homework assignments will focus on deriving porosity and water saturation, interpreting lithology and facies from logs, and calculating hydrocarbons in place from a basic suite of wireline logs. Quantifying the uncertainty of these calculations will be emphasized. Offered second half of spring semester, following PICP 2a.