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 will take place in Trondheim, Norway 29 May – 2 June 2017. The main aim of the workshop is to demonstrate and discuss progress in rock physics, covering theoretical developments, laboratory experiments and digital simulations, petroleum field applications incorporating quantitative interpretations for asset development and exploration of new frontiers, as well as non-petroleum applications. The workshop offers a potential for linking these branches together.

Registration is now open

Important Dates
Opening Abstract Submission: 8 November 2016
Deadline Abstract Submission: 15 February 2017 (extended)
Open Registration: 1 February
Abstract Acceptance: 15 March 2017
Deadline Early Bird Registration 20 April 2017
Workshop: 29 May - 2 June 2017

The fourth EAGE workshop will be held in Abu Dhabi 11-13 November 2017 to further building upon the main theme of the role of rock physics in reservoir modelling and simulation. The theme encourages a showcase of studies and chal-lenges in the field-development life cycles, where rock physics has been integral.

Call for Abstracts is currently open for both oral and poster presentations, with the deadline for submitting as 15 April 2017. Details click here.

Job Opportunities
Job TitleCompanyLocationCreate date
Geophysicist, Senior Continental Resources Oklahoma, USA April 1, 2017 
Petrophysicist Halliburton Houston, TX, US 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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10th Rock Physics Influencer

Manika started her career with a geology degree from Bombay University. After hearing about plate tectonics from her undergraduate professor (Dr. Sethna), she was hooked! That fascination took her to Germany to study Marine Geophysics and Geology. After doing Marine Seismic interpretation during MSc, she started working on marine sediments – and became a lab rat. ...  Read more

Upcoming events

StartEvent nameLocation
May 8, 2017 Geomechanics for Unconventionals by Dr. Jorg Herwanger Houston, USA 
May 8, 2017 9th International Conference on Porous Media & Annual Meeting Rotterdam, Netherlands 
May 15, 2017 SEG/SPE Reservoir Engineering and Geophysical Monitoring Technologies for EOR Applications Dubai, UAE 
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Upcoming Special Sections

June 1, 2017 Shared advances in exploration and fundamental geophysics Geophysics 
July 15, 2017 Reservoir characterization The Leading Edge 
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