The “ECORD Summer School: Downhole Logging for IODP Science” introduces the interpretation and applications of downhole log data and physical properties data primarily from the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP). The School explores the relevance and unique insights of these data for a range of fields including paleoclimatology, sedimentology, hydrology, as well as for broader geological and ecological processes such as sediment provenance and water column productivity.
The Summer School is open to applicants from all career stages and geoscience backgrounds. Content is aimed toward researchers who are early in their careers or who would like to utilize more petrophysical and physical properties data in their research. The Summer School provides an opportunity for participants eager to get more involved in IODP, as they learn about the program, its operations, and how to access and use data.
Introductory sessions on petrophysics, the study of physical (and chemical) properties of rocks and fluid-rock interactions, are at the heart of the Summer School. These principles are then used to gain insights into broader marine geoscience environments and processes through practical exercises that provide experience in interpreting log data and integrating log data with core and seismic data, using real-world case studies, and further software analysis.
Participants will gain experience in:
- Data quality assessment
- Data processing
- Log interpretation
- Stratigraphic correlation using downhole log data
- Synthetic seismogram construction
- Core- and sample-based data acquisition
- Industry-standard log processing and interpretation software
The key aim of the Summer School is to equip course attendees with a working knowledge of downhole logging (well logging) and core physical properties data, the skills to assess data quality and usability for any geological setting or interpretation, and an understanding of how to analyze these data to enhance their research.
For more detailed information, visit the official webpage for the ECORD Summer School 2020: Downhole Logging.