Rock Physics provides the connections between elastic properties measured at the surface of the earth, within the borehole environment or in the laboratory with the intrinsic properties of rocks, such as mineralogy, porosity, pore shapes, pore fluids, pore pressures, permeability, viscosity, stresses and overall architecture such as laminations and fractures. Rock Physics provides the understanding and theoretical tools required to optimize all imaging and characterization solutions based on elastic data.

The present site is a collection of resources for rock physicists and those who use the results of rock physics in their work.


Latest News

The 4th International Workshop on Rock Physics had taken place in Trondheim, Norway 29 May – 2 June 2017. The workshop was very successful with many innovative papers that stimulated in-depth discussion.  We thank all the organizers and sponsors to this workshop.

At the end of the workshop, a vote by the Workshop attendees decided that the next 5th International Workshop on Rock Physics (5IWRP) will be held in Hong Kong, in May/June of 2019 (Exact dates to be decided). The workshop will be co-organized by Arthur Cheng of National University of Singapore and Teng-Fong Wong of Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Abstract submission deadline to the 12th Euro-conference on Rock Physics and Geomechanics in Israel is extended to July 4

More information about the conference, see here

The organizers of W14 workshop will run a Postconventional Workshop at SEG annual meeting on Friday 29 2017  

W14: “Evidence and understanding of frequency and scale dependencies of rock properties: Fabric, textures and rock physics modelling at reservoir scale”

The ultimate goal in geophysics is to characterize subsurface rock properties and fluid content at different scales.  The understanding why petrophysical properties of rocks are different at different scales and how to use them correctly in upscaling are crucial for reservoir modelling. In this workshop, we will review the current state of the understanding of the scale and time dependency of multi-physics properties of rocks.  The following themes are expected to be addressed from both theoretical and experimental point of view: variations of rocks lithology, porosity, permeability at micro, core, borehole and reservoir scales; rock mechanical properties variations including a difference between static and dynamic moduli, elastic moduli and attenuation dispersion; upscaling from micro to reservoir scale.

Details, click here

Job Opportunities
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Geophysicist, Senior Continental Resources Oklahoma, USA April 1, 2017 
PhD Research Fellowship in Geomechanics and Rock Physics Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo Oslo, Norway March 24, 2017 
Postdoctoral Research Staff Member Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Livermore, CA March 9, 2017 
Seismicity Research Scientist (Energy Geosciences) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley, CA  March 9, 2017 
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Weekly Rock Physics Scholar

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11th Rock Physics Influencer

Jim has undergraduate degrees in Math and Physics from the University of Kansas (in Lawrence Kansas). His advanced degrees are in Physics (major in solid state physics) and an Electrical Engineering minor (in nonlinear electrical systems). He graduated in 1975. Jim did some postdoctoral  at the Math Research Center in Madison Wisconsin on nonlinear systems ...  Read more

Upcoming events

StartEvent nameLocation
June 17, 2017 SPWLA 58th Annual Symposium Oklahoma City, OK 
June 25, 2017 51st US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium San Francisco, USA 
June 26, 2017 Mountjoy Carbonate Research Conference Austin, TX, USA 
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Upcoming Special Sections

July 15, 2017 Reservoir characterization The Leading Edge 
October 1, 2017 Multiphysics imaging for exploration and reservior monitoring Interpretation 
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