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.

Technical Program is now available
Registration is still 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
Postdoctoral Fellow Applied Geophysics (Energy Geosciences) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley, CA May 6, 2017 
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
May 29, 2017 4th International Workshop on Rock Physics Trondheim, Norway 
June 11, 2017 SC1 - Best Practice in Pore Pressure and Fracture Pressure Prediction Paris, France 
June 11, 2017 WS4 - Applications for Pore Scale Experimentation and Modeling for Multiphase Flow and Reactive Transport Paris, France 
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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 
October 1, 2017 Multiphysics imaging for exploration and reservior monitoring Interpretation 
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