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Following the three successful workshops held in Golden, USA (2011), Southampton, UK (2013), and Perth, Australia (2015), t
he 4th International Workshop on Rock Physics (4IWRP) will be held in Trondheim, Norway 29 May - 1 June 2017.
The workshop will be organized by Professor Rune Holt of SINTEF and NTNU.
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Technical Program is available
Geophysicists are skilled at deducing static earth structure from observations of seismic, electromagnetic, and gravitational fields. A fuller appreciation of earth dynamics cannot, however, be realized without a rigorous understanding of the physical properties of earth materials under in situ conditions. Rock Physics investigations provide this key link between rock physical properties and geophysical, deformation and transport signatures. Over the last half-century, Rock Physicists have made considerable progress addressing problems in exploration geophysics, volcanology, crustal seismology, earthquake faulting and petrophysics. Somewhat regrettably, however, much of this work is carried out independently within these increasingly specialized communities; and our experiences are not as widely shared as they should be. The aim of this workshop is to gather Rock Physicists from these various disciplines to share information of state-of the art laboratory measurements, theory, modelling and interpretation that will assist our common goals of evaluating the effects of fractures, rock composition, microstructures, and fluids on geophysical observations. This workshop will centre on new and novel practices in experimental design, modelling, and borehole logging and be illustrated by results from Scientific Drilling programs, hydrocarbon and geothermal exploration, and volcanology, among others. The format of the workshop is intended to foster lively and open debate. Invited speakers will kick-off each session to be followed by set periods for discussion and modified speed-geeking format poster presentations. The Technical Committee is seeking a broad range of participants from industry, academia, and research institutions to share their Rock Physics work within the general session themes of:
Tectonic stress and deformation
Crustal fluids and fluid pressures
Rock microstructure and transport properties
New experimental developments
Numerical modelling advances at the micro- and macro-scale
Rock physics theoretical models
Monitoring rock-fluid alteration
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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?
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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.
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Measurements of elastic and electrical properties of an unconventional organic shale under differential loading
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The effect of systematic diagenetic changes on the mechanical behavior of a quartz-cemented sandstone
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