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 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.

RP Newsletter December 2016 
It is our great pleasure to introduce a rock physics newsletter as a new addition to the International Association of Rock Physicists (IARP) web page. The newsletter aims to capture key milestones and highlights of rock physics related activities in the past year, together with snap shots of forthcoming activities in the following year.  

Continue to read the newsletter here.

NOW CALL FOR ABSTRACT Deadline for submission is 31 January 2017. Click here for template and guidelines

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. 

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9th Rock Physics Influencers

January-February 2017

I grew up and was educated in the UK near London. My early introduction to science came at Brentwood School, a 550-year-old boarding school in County Essex, just east of London where two imaginative teachers made physics, astronomy and geology the most compelling and interesting areas of study that shaped my future. I must admit that my passion for physics lead to the exclusion of many other subjects during those early years and later on ...  Read more

Upcoming events

StartEvent NameWebsite
February 14, 2017 ETH Poroelasticity Minisymposium 
March 6, 2017 First EAGE Workshop on Practical Reservoir Monitoring 
March 7, 2017 HGS Applied Geoscience Conference (AGC) 
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Upcoming Special Sections

Submission deadlineTopicWebsite
January 20, 2017 Multidisciplinary studies for geologic and geophysical characterization of CO2 storage reservoirs 
February 1, 2017 Deciphering fractured rock properties from seismic wavefields 
February 1, 2017 Characterization of the Woodford Shale: Latest concepts, techniques, and applications 
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