David Potter, PhD
Geophysical exploration with focus on techniques relevant to hydrocarbon and mineral exploration; gravity and magnetic exploration techniques; basics of seismic wave propagation in Earth; seismic data processing; the geological interpretation of seismic reflection and refraction data. Prerequisites: Physics 20 and Mathematics 30. Note: Not available to students in Honors or Specialization Geophysics. Note: offered alternate years only. Consult Department for course schedule.
Basic formation evaluation with emphasis on determination of lithology, porosity, permeability, fluid saturation of reservoir rocks; basic principles of standard downhole wireline logging techniques (gamma ray, spontaneous potential, sonic, density, neutron, resistivity) and interpretation of downhole wireline data; review of some other advanced logging techniques; core sampling methodologies; introduction to modern laboratory petrophysical techniques; core-well log integration. [Faculty of Science]