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    Western Michigan University
  Jan 18, 2018
Graduate Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GEOS 6450 - Clastic Petrology and Petrophysics

Petrographic, petrologic, and petrophysical analysis of clastic sedimentary rocks. Investigate the primary and secondary mineralogy and textures of clastic sedimentary rocks through the use of a wide variety of analytical techniques. Use petrographic data to interpret and predict sediment provenance, depositional environments, diagenetic modification and burial history. Apply petrologic analysis to the interpretation of petrophysical data, including down-hole wire line log data, in the evaluation of fluid flow in geological media, especially geological reservoirs (geological media suitable for the extraction or injection of fluids). Periodic field trips and/or visits to the Michigan Geological Repository for Research and Education (MGRRE) facility for access to analytical instruments and sample material.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Prerequisites: GEOS 4330 and GEOS 4350, or instructor approval.

Credits: 3 hours

Notes: Open to Graduate Students Only.

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