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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On Friday October 23, 2015, following the 2015 SEG Convention, there will be a full-day post-convention workshop on the "
Physics of Rocks" organized by Colin Sayers, Arthur Cheng, Kyle Spikes, and Boris Gurevich. The typical use of the term "rock physics" in the oil and gas industry refers to the measurement, modeling, and interpretation of elastic wave propagation in sedimentary rocks. However, “physics of rocks” includes other physical characteristics of rocks that are not addressed in most rock physics workshops. Those rock properties include, but are not necessarily limited to, the electric and dielectric , nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), transport , thermal, and geomechanical properties. The 2015 SEG post-convention workshop on the “Physics of Rocks” will seek to address these topics alongside the physics that enables elastic properties to be inverted for rock and fluid properties. The workshop will explore theoretical models and experimental observations of physical phenomena that define physical properties of rocks and relationships between these properties. Please contact any of the organizers if you are interested in participating.

Upcoming events

StartEvent NameWebsite
August 2, 2015 Rendering Rock Properties for Qualitative and Quantitative Interpretation 
September 2, 2015 Seismic Anisotropy: Basic Theory and Applications in Exploration and Reservoir Characterization 
September 28, 2015  2015 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition 
October 13, 2015 Second EAGE Workshop on Geomechanics and Energy 
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