Petrophysics & Petrochemistry

Petrophysics is the study of physical and chemical rock properties and their     interactions with fluids. A major application of Petrophysics is in studying reservoirs for the hydrocarbon industry. Petrophysicists are employed to help reservoir engineers and geoscientists understand the rock properties of the reservoir, particularly how pores in the subsurface are interconnected, controlling the accumulation and migration of hydrocarbons. Some of the key properties studied in Petrophysics are lithology, porosity, water saturation, permeability and density. A key aspect of Petrophysics is measuring and evaluating these rock properties by acquiring well log measurements - in which a string of measurement tools are inserted in the borehole, core measurements - in which rock samples are retrieved from subsurface, and seismic measurements. 

Petrochemistry is a branch of chemistry that studies the transformation of crude oil (petroleum) and natural gas into useful products or raw materials. These petrochemicals have become an essential part of the chemical industry today.

  • Petro-physics of tight sandstones (PETGAS)
  • The CAPROCKS consortium
  • Multiphase flow properties of fault rocks
  • Geochemistry
  • Coal Geology
  • Reservoir Surveillance and Monitoring
  • Energy Economics

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