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.
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
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 15 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.
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 Special Sections
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Member section: Rock Physics Group Discussions
Ultrasonically-Enhanced static apparatus review
HelloI am wondering if there is any recent review on designs of oedometer/triaxial apparatuses for rock incorporating ultrasonic transducersRegards
Posted May 30, 2016, 10:48 PM by IARP Admin
Transversely isotropic acoustics: Does anyone know a reason for difference between Vsv(90) and Vs(0)
The usual case is that Vsv(90) equals Vs measured in the bedding-normal direction, but more than once it was found to be different. Couldn't find a satisfactory treatment. Have any Ideas?
Posted May 11, 2016, 4:27 AM by IARP Admin
Thomson's parameters for anisotropy
In case if we do not have core plugs and also unable to find Thomson's parameters during seismic data processing, how can we calculate these ones (eta, epsilon etc.) from sonic log? Please share your views, literature and numerical formulas. Thanks
Posted Mar 6, 2016, 2:06 PM by IARP Admin
What are unresolved issues in rock physics?
At the end
of the 3IWRP workshop in Perth, Australia, one of the popular topics of
discussion was “What do you think are unresolved issues in rock physics?” I would like to
continue and extend the discussion to a wider audience who did not attend the
workshop. Please share your thoughts.
Posted Aug 9, 2015, 1:08 PM by IARP Admin
Member section: Recent Publications
The elastic anisotropy of clay minerals
Colin M. Sayers1 and Lennert D. den Boer21Schlumberger, Houston, Texas, USA. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgSchlumberger, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. E-mail: email@example.com ...
Posted Aug 15, 2016, 8:36 AM by IARP Admin
Measurements of elastic and electrical properties of an unconventional organic shale under differential loading
W. F. Woodruff1, A. Revil2, M. Prasad3 and C. Torres-Verdín41Colorado School of Mines, Department of Geophysics, Golden, Colorado, USA. E-mail: wfwoodruff@gmail ...
Posted Jul 27, 2015, 12:43 AM by IARP Admin
The effect of systematic diagenetic changes on the mechanical behavior of a quartz-cemented sandstone
Jennie E. Cook, Laurel B. Goodwin, David F. Boutt, and Harold J. Tobin - A key goal of petrophysical studies of sandstones is to relate common field measurements, particularly seismic or ...
Posted Jul 12, 2015, 8:38 AM by IARP Admin