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Course ID: t37005

This course introduces the discipline of magnetostratigraphy, the branch of paleomagnetism that specifically studies the Earth’s ancient magnetic field. The course discusses the theory, magnetic mineralogy, the equipment and techniques used in the field and in the laboratory, practical applications, and a variety of other aspects of that could serve as valuable tools in hydrocarbon exploration. The most common application involves reversals in polarity that have occurred in Earth’s magnetic field throughout geologic time and how these can be used to establish the Geomagnetic Polarity Time Scale (GPTS) as a valid geochronometer. The course’s overall intent is to develop your capability to competently and confidently employ magnetostratigraphy in exploration and production. Upon completion of this course, you will better understand magnetostratigraphy’s uses and how it integrates with other disciplines in petroleum exploration.

Total Number of Subtopics: 4

  • Fundamentals of Magnetostratigraphy
  • Magnetic Domains
  • Field Methods
  • Types of Analytical Equipment
Estimated Time: 1 hour 20 minutes on a full time basis