Mr Laurence Phillpot

Laurence PhillpotEuropean Petrophysics Consortium Technician

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: 0116 252 3327

Research group: Geophysics and Borehole Research

I am a technician working for the European Petrophysics Consortium (EPC) team and based at Leicester. I am currently involved in the International Ocean Discovery Programme (IODP) Mission Specific Platform expeditions: Expedition 357 Atlantis Massif Serpentinization and Life, and Expedition 364 – Chicxulub Impact Crater.

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

IODP Expedition 357, Atlantis Massif Serpentinization and Life Expedition

As part of the pre-onshore phase and during Onshore Science Party (OSP) I will be involved in the acquisition of natural gamma ray and core physical property data. This onshore phase of the expedition will based at the IODP Bremen Core Repository, Germany.

Masters Research Project 2015

The physical properties of bedded hyaloclastite deposits and their role in volcanic fluid systems, case studies from Aci Castello and Valle del Loddiero, Sicily

This project involved field characterisation and logging of volcaniclastic rocks in Sicily, before subsequent sampling for laboratory testing at BGS Keyworth. The project aimed to, and succeeded in quantifying the physical properties, including porosity and strength of the material. The data were used to infer how these parameters change with burial depth; with reference to volcanic hydrothermal systems, CO2 sequestration and hydrocarbon reserves at volcanic passive margins.

Supervisors: Dr Sergio Vinciguerra, Dr Richard Walker, Mr Marcus Dobbs

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