Interview with research talents

Janina Kammann

Janina's background
I studied Geophysics at the University of Hamburg and started specializing in applied seismics during my Bachelor. Throughout my Master studies I focused more on seismic studies from acquisition over processing to interpretation. I gathered experience in several scientific marine expeditions, as well as onshore seismic field work. During my exchange semester at the University of Copenhagen I acquired the seismic data for my Master thesis in collaboration with my current PhD supervisor Lars Nielsen.

Present your project
The aim of the project is to study the effect of petrophysical properties on the reflectivity of high-resolution P- and S-wave seismics. The study is on chalk reservoir analogues onshore at Stevns Klint and in Aalborg. These two locations allow to extensively sample both vertically within a borehole, and laterally along cliff outcrops and quarry walls.

What do you expect the major challenges in your area of study will be?
The major challenge is to identify the cause of reflectivity changes within the Chalk Group and how, especially, lateral changes of petrophysics influence the image.

How do you plan to contribute in solving these problems?
With the approach of combining these high-resolution seismics, which exceed the resolution of conventional seismics by a magnitude, with horizontal geological and petrophysical sampling I expect to gain a more detailed understanding on how much variability influences the image. In the long run it will give interpreters a tool to better predict these variations based on conventional seismics.

What are your expectations for your future career?
I see myself continuing to work in a scientific environment.