About the Lab
The Mobile Petrophysical Laboratory (MPL) is a containerised mobile petrophysical logging system that can be easily transported across Australia providing stable and reliable petrophysical measurements.
The lab provides a dedicated platform for the analysis and characterisation of core samples using multiple sensors allowing the acquisition of both geochemical and physical properties. The data obtained enables more accurate geophysical models to be created- a critical component for improved subsurface characterisation and joint inversion.
This project is enabled together with the University of Melbourne, AuScope and the National Research Infrastructure for Australia (NCRIS) initiative.
Vision and Goals
Normalise the acquisition and use of petrophysical data within mineral exploration to improve the success of exploration under cover and in unexplored and under explored domains.
Provide confidence in acquired petrophysical data
- development of standard acquisition and processing procedures and training
- understanding petrophysical data resolution and uncertainty
- investigate appropriate up and down scaling of petrophysical data
Use petrophysical data to bridge the gap between geophysics and geology
- publication of case studies which utilise petrophysical data
- development of workflows which integrate petrophysical data into geological and geophysical modelling and interpretation
Build a continental petrophysical database which is standardised and nationally comparable
- enable access to equipment – deployment across government, researchers and industry
- FAIR data – open access through AuScope
MPL deployed to South Australia Drill Core Reference Library
The MPL has been successfully deployed to South Australia Drill Core Reference Library. It will be there until the end […]