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.


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Welcome to 4IWRP in Trondheim

The 4th International Workshop on Rock Physics will take place in Trondheim, Norway 29 May – 2 June 2017. This is a follow-up of three successful workshops, held in Golden, USA (2011), Southampton, UK (2013), and Perth, Australia (2015).

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. Click here for more details.

SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts 2016 in Dallas is available

There are a total of ten rock physics sessions:

6 RP Oral Sessions:

  • RP 1 - Pore Space Effects and Permeability
  • RP 2 - Shale Rock Physics
  • RP 3 - Stress Effects and Anisotropy
  • RP 4 - Rock Characterization - Measurements and Models
  • RP 5 - Models from Pore to Basin Scale
  • RP 6 - Laboratory Analyses of Heterogeneous Rocks

3 RP E-Poster Sessions:

  • RP E-P1 - Fractures and Effective Media
  • RP E-P2 - Advanced Models
  • RP E-P3 - Heavy Oils and Novel Experiments
 1 RP Poster Session:
  • RP P1 - Fluids, Rocks, and their Interaction

Weekly Rock Physics Scholar

Post-Doctoral Fellow, ENS Laboratoire de Géologie
Rock physics, Poroelasticity, Rock mechanics, Petrophysics
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Rock Physics Influencers

The 7th RPI for September-October 2016: Colin Sayers

I was born in the North West of England, and obtained a B.A. in Physics from Lancaster University in 1973. I then moved to Imperial College, London, where I received a D.I.C. (Diploma of Imperial College) in Mathematical Physics and a Ph.D. in Physics in 1976. The title of my thesis was “Correlation effects in the transition metals ... Read more

Upcoming events

StartEvent NameWebsite
October 16, 2016 SEG International Exhibition and 86th Annual Meeting 
October 23, 2016 EAGE/SPE Workshop on Integrated Geomechanics in E&P 
December 12, 2016 AGU Fall Meeting 
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