Professor Mike Lovell

Mike LovellProfessor of Petrophysics

Direct contact:
: 0116 252 3798 

Research Group: Geophysics and Borehole Research

Research Interests

Mike’s research is in petrophysics - the study of rock properties and their interactions with fluids. His interest is especially centred on geologically based petrophysics, including conventional and unconventional reservoirs, such as shale gas, coal bed methane and gas hydrates, as well as subsurface rock characterization. Current research includes interpretation and integration of core and downhole data, petrophysics for shale gas reservoirs, and the development of novel approaches to petrophysics education.

Four Recent Publications

  • Fitch, P.J.R, Lovell, M.A., Davies, S.J., Pritchard, T., and Harvey P.K. 2014. An integrated and quantitative approach to petrophysical heterogeneity. Marine and Petroleum Geology, Vol:63, ISSN:1873-4073, 82-96 doi:10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2015.02.014
  • Haslam, E. P., Gunn, D. A., Jackson, P. D., Lovell, M. A., Aydin, A., Prance, R. J., Watson, P. (2014). Novel laboratory methods for determining the fine scale electrical resistivity structure of core. Journal of Applied Geophysics, 111, 384-392. doi:10.1016/j.jappgeo.2014.07.017
  • Tudge, J., Lovell, M., Davies, S., & Millar, M. (2014). 
A novel integrated approach to estimating hydrocarbon saturation in the presence of pore-lining chlorites. Petroleum Geoscience, 20(2), 201-209. doi:10.1144/petgeo2013-044
  • Fitch, P., Davies, S. J., Lovell, M. A., & Pritchard, T. (2013). Reservoir Quality and Reservoir Heterogeneity: Petrophysical Application of the Lorenz Coefficient. Petrophysics, 54(5), 465-474.
    Hopper, C., Assous, S., Gunn, D., Jackson, P., Wilkinson, P., Rees, J., Lovell, M. A. (2012). Bio-inspired low frequency material characterisation. Advances in Acoustics and Vibration, 2012, 12 pages. doi:10.1155/2012/927903


  • GL3041 Reservoir Geoscience: hydrocarbons and CO2 sequestration
  • GL3042 Petroleum Reservoir Petrophysics

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