DIRECTIONAL SURVEY . DRILLING PRODUCTS
CORE & BOREHOLE LOGGING . GEOSCIENCE . GEOTECH
HYDRO . PETROPHYSICS . PREDICTIVE ASSAY
Petrophysics (from the Greek petra, "rock" and physis, "nature") is the study of physical and chemical rock properties.
A key aspect of petrophysics is measuring and evaluating these rock properties by acquiring in-situ downhole measurements – in which a string of measurement tools are inserted in the borehole and desired formation physical properties measured.
Major applications of petrophysics in the mineral industry would be to aid geoscientists in understanding the rock properties of the sub-surface geology or ore bodies.
Key areas in petrophysical studies include:
Petrophysical properties' multiscale distributions
Lithological description of rock mineralogy and formational processes
Elemental concentrations including radioelements
Metamorphic processes and alteration
Mechanical properties predicting temporal behaviour
Ore presence and concentrations
Porosity, permeability and saturation