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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The 4th International Workshop in Rock Physics (4IWRP)
will be held in Trondheim, Norway between 29 May - 2 June 2017

The workshop will be organized by Professor Rune Holt of SINTEF and NTNU. 

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The workshop will focus on contributing to a better understanding of how fluid injection/ substitution or diffusion in the subsurface affects the pore/effective pressure, micro-seismic activity, rock strength, and the potential for faulting and fault reactivation. The committees have gathered contributions from both laboratory experimentation and field studies on reservoir rocks such as sandstones or carbonates, and tighter rocks such as granites. 

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Technical program of the 78th EAGE Conference & Exhibition in Vienna, Austria is now available on EAGE homepage. There are a total of five rock physics sessions combining both oral and poster from contributors in academia, research institutes and industry from around the world. Check out: 

Tuesday 31 May 2016 (Morning): Rock Physics I: Oral  
Tuesday 31 May 2016 (Afternoon): Rock Physics (A): Poster
Wednesday 1 June 2016 (Morning): Rock Physics II: Oral 
Register online now. Pre-registration closed: 15 May 2016

Rock Physics Influencers

While in graduate school, I spent a number of years sampling diverse research topics before committing to an area of primary interest.  It took me about ten years to find a scientific problem that I really wanted to solve, that morphed into identifying other problems, and it all turned into a passion:  Using rock physics, in some form or fashion, to solve practical world problems. Read more

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Upcoming events

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May 29, 2016 SC1: Rock Physics and Computational Geophysics by Dr Jose Carcione (INOGS) 
May 30, 2016 78th EAGE Conference & Exhibition 2016 
June 3, 2016 WS14-Geophysics and Geomechanics, Jointly Applied to Subsurface Characterization 
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