Department of Earth Science
Masterprosjekt - Ressurser / Miljø

Electromagnetic methods in borehole geophysics

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Project description
The overall goal of this master project is to develop methods for real-time modeling av borehole logging data, with special emphasize on borehole electromagnetic data. This includes the development of fast solvers for Maxwell's equations; using finite difference and/or integral equation methods.

The project may to a certain degree be adapted to the candidates background and research interests. Possible work tasks include electromagnetic modelling and sensitivity studies associated with complex geological formations (e.g., faults, fractures and anisotropic rock formations), and also the use of rock physics models in this context. It may also be possible to focus more in inversion of borehole electromagnetic data, and the use of various machine learning algorithms.

In any case, this master project is associated with the centre for research based innovation DigiWells: Digital Well Center for Value Creation, Competitiveness and Minimum Environmental Footprint (https://DigiWells.no). This means that the student will get an unique opportunity for interaction with other students, researchers and representatives from academia and industry.

Proposed course plan during the master's degree (60 ECTS):
GEOV218 Rock physics
GEOV274 Reservoir geophysics
GEOV276 Introduction to theoretical seismologi
GEOV277 Signal analysis and inversion in earth science
MAT212 Functions of several variables
Special syllabus: Computational electromagnetics

Basic programming skills. A certain interest in physics and applied mathematics, in addition to geology and integrated earth sciences. An interest in innovation and interaction between academia and industry.

Field- lab and analysis
The project focuses on the numerical analysis of synthetic data.