Theme 2 - Geology and Petrophysics

General Information

Projects within this theme will typically involve a combination of practical work in the laboratory and interpretation of bore hole geophysical data, but projects can also focus on either one of these. Sampling of data and rocks in the field will in some projects be necessary.

Projects will typically be integrated with ongoing research projects.

Depending on the skills and interest of the student, the laboratory work can focus on petrography/image analysis, physical rock characterisation or chemical rock characterisation. Data interpretation can be done from a physical/chemical point of view or from a statistical/geostatistical point of view.

We have or have access to rock characterisation equipment: porosity/permeability, mercury injection, low-field nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer, BET, electron microscope, X-ray diffractometer, wet chemical laboratory with icp-eos, electrical resistivity and ultrasonic velocities.

All kinds of materials, soils and rocks can be involved: clay, shale, sand, sandstone, chalk, limestone, siliceous ooze, flint, granite and basalt.

Required Courses

In order to start up a project within this theme, a student must have completed at least two of the following courses:


Ida Lykke Fabricius
Professor, head of section
DTU Civil Engineering
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