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Q: What does a Petrophysicist do? ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: What does a Petrophysicist do?
Category: Science > Earth Sciences
Asked by: cole3181-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 01 Jun 2006 07:55 PDT
Expires: 01 Jul 2006 07:55 PDT
Question ID: 734393
I would like to know the difference between a Petrophysicist, a
Geologist, and a Geophysicist.  This is in the context of the oil and
gas business.  Core functions and core responsibilities of each role
would be helpful as well as type of educational requirements.

Clarification of Question by cole3181-ga on 01 Jun 2006 07:59 PDT
I am Particularly  concerned with what a Petrophysicist does in the
oil and gas business.
Subject: Re: What does a Petrophysicist do?
Answered By: easterangel-ga on 01 Jun 2006 08:33 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Hi! Thanks for the question.

The following links provide information on what the functions and
responsibilities are in these fields.




"Geophysicist (field seismologist) in close-up"!eipaL?state=showocc&idno=134&pageno=8

"What is a geophysicist?"

"Career:  Geophysicist"

Petroleum Geologist:

"Petroleum geology"

"Career Advice from a Petroleum Geologist"

"When I grow up, I want to be a petroleum geologist...?"

Search terms used:  
petroleum geologist geophysicist petrophysicist career oil industry

I hope these links would help you in your research. Before rating this
answer, please ask for a clarification if you have a question or if
you would need further information.
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Request for Answer Clarification by cole3181-ga on 01 Jun 2006 12:53 PDT
On the Petrophysics topic.  I dont really feel like you gave me a
great source of what a petrophysicist does.  I have looked around on
google searches and have been unsucessful which is why I asked the
question in the first place.  I am not really looking for a one line
blurb of what they do (i already know that) followed by a product
somebody is trying to sell to a petrophysicist.  I want something that
is more educational, maybe like examples of what they do on a day to
day basis and what kind of problems/issues they try to solve. thanks.

Clarification of Answer by easterangel-ga on 01 Jun 2006 16:32 PDT

I was able to find a pretty good article on what a  Petrophysicist
really does. Check out the link below. I think you are going to like
it since it gives a general overview but goes into specifics as well.
The website requires registration but it is free and easy to do so.


I hope this will be of help to you.

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