Mr Laurence Phillpot

Laurence PhillpotEuropean Petrophysics Consortium Technician

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I am a technician working for the European Petrophysics Consortium (EPC) team and based at The University of Leicester. During my time in Leicester I have been involved in the International Ocean Discovery Programme (IODP) Mission Specific Platform expeditions:

My role within EPC is to offer logistical and technical support throughout all expedition phases, including the operation of scientific apparatus both offshore and onshore; in containerized ocean-going laboratories and land based laboratories.

I completed my MGeol Geology degree at the University of Leicester in 2015 where my main research areas were in laboratory testing of rock physical properties and the role of physical properties in large-scale structural and fluid processes.


Phillpot, L., 2019. Data report: Techlog training data set utilizing petrophysical data from IODP Expedition 346, Asian Monsoon. In Tada, R., Murray, R.W., Alvarez Zarikian, C.A., and the Expedition 346 Scientists, Proceedings of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program, 346: College Station, TX (Integrated Ocean Drilling Program). doi: 10.2204/iodp.proc.346.205.2019

Using downhole log and core data generated during Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Expedition 346 Asian Monsoon, a new formatted training data set was produced and made available in the Scientific Ocean Drilling log database. This report details the decisions made and executed when streamlining the Expedition 346 log data for training purposes.

The end users of this data set are intended to include researchers interested in utilizing Schlumberger’s Techlog software package, which is the principal software utilized on both the R/V JOIDES Resolution and D/V Chikyu, to integrate and evaluate downhole log and supplementary data. To aid this purpose, International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) standard tools and acronyms have been maintained throughout data processing.

To date the training dataset has been utilised for the teaching of Techlog fundamentals at the Petrophysics Summer Schools in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

The data set is optimized to run smoothly on computers with the same minimum specifications as Schlumberger’s Techlog software (quad-core processor with a base frequency of 3 GHz and 8 GB of RAM) and has optional supplementary data sets for higher specification systems.

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