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Petroleum Geoscience

From Sedimentary Environments to Rock Physics

  • Knut Bjørlykke


  • Provides state-of-the-art knowledge required by geoscientists seeking a career in the petroleum industry

  • Written by authors with many years of professional experience

  • A valuable primer for tackling much more specialized, in-depth information and issues related to exploration and recovery of oil and gas

  • New chapters added and others expanded on geophysical methods in general and electromagnetic exploration methods in particular


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Knut Bjørlykke
    Pages 1-29
  3. Knut Bjørlykke
    Pages 31-90
  4. Knut Bjørlykke
    Pages 91-117
  5. Knut Bjørlykke, Jens Jahren
    Pages 119-149
  6. Nils-Martin Hanken, Knut Bjørlykke, Jesper Kresten Nielsen
    Pages 151-216
  7. Knut Bjørlykke
    Pages 217-229
  8. Jenø Nagy, Knut Bjørlykke
    Pages 231-253
  9. Knut Bjørlykke
    Pages 273-277
  10. Knut Bjørlykke, Kaare Høeg, Nazmul Haque Mondol
    Pages 301-318
  11. Knut Bjørlykke
    Pages 361-372
  12. Knut Bjørlykke
    Pages 373-384
  13. Nazmul Haque Mondol
    Pages 427-454
  14. Martin Landrø
    Pages 489-514

About this book


This comprehensive textbook presents an overview of petroleum geoscience for geologists active in the petroleum industry, while also offering a useful guide for students interested in environmental geology, engineering geology and other aspects of sedimentary geology. In this second edition, new chapters have been added and others expanded, covering geophysical methods in general and electromagnetic exploration methods in particular, as well as reservoir modeling and production, unconventional resources and practical petroleum exploration.


Exploration Geophysics North Sea Petroleum Production Petroluem Geology

Editors and affiliations

  • Knut Bjørlykke
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of GeosciencesUniversity of OsloOsloNorway

About the editors

Knut Bjørlykke (1938) studied geology at the University of Oslo and received his Cand. Real. Degree in 1964 and his Dr. Philos degree in 1974. He was Associate Professor at the University of Oslo from 1965 and in 1976 he became Professor of petroleum geology at the University of Bergen, Norway. From 1984 he has been professor at the University of Oslo and he has been visiting professor at the University of California (Santa Barbara) and the Colorado School of Mines. His main field of research has been sedimentology and petroleum geology and recent publications are mainly in the field of clastic diagenesis /reservoir quality and rock physics. He has been in charge of major research projects in these fields. Bjørlykke has been AAPG Distinguished Lecturer for Europe and North America and received the Grover E. Murray Memorial Distinguished Educator Award for 2003 from the AAPG. He received Statoil’s Research Prize for 1991.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Petroleum Geoscience
  • Book Subtitle From Sedimentary Environments to Rock Physics
  • Editors Knut Bjørlykke
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science Earth and Environmental Science (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-642-34131-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-51896-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-34132-8
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages XIII, 662
  • Number of Illustrations 92 b/w illustrations, 409 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Geology
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