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

Dario Grana, a University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources assistant professor in the Department of Geology and Geophysics, is a 2017 recipient of EAGE’s Arie van Weelden Award. It is presented to an EAGE member “who has made a highly significant contribution to one or more of the disciplines in the association.”

“Though a young professional, Dario Grana’s career accomplishments would grace the CV of many a mature researcher,” his citation reads.

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Call for Papers: 

Special Issue Title: "Rock-physics - From microstructure to seismic signatures"

This special issue invites contributions which make novel theoretical, experimental and applied developments within the field of rock-physics. We invite extended and updated versions of papers published at the recent 4th International Rock Physics Workshop in Trondheim, as well as submissions from anyone presenting new, innovative results in the field of rock-physics.

Submission deadline: 1 October 2017

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The organizers of W14 workshop will run a Postconventional Workshop at SEG annual meeting on Friday 29 2017  

W14: “Evidence and understanding of frequency and scale dependencies of rock properties: Fabric, textures and rock physics modelling at reservoir scale”

The ultimate goal in geophysics is to characterize subsurface rock properties and fluid content at different scales.  The understanding why petrophysical properties of rocks are different at different scales and how to use them correctly in upscaling are crucial for reservoir modelling. In this workshop, we will review the current state of the understanding of the scale and time dependency of multi-physics properties of rocks.  The following themes are expected to be addressed from both theoretical and experimental point of view: variations of rocks lithology, porosity, permeability at micro, core, borehole and reservoir scales; rock mechanical properties variations including a difference between static and dynamic moduli, elastic moduli and attenuation dispersion; upscaling from micro to reservoir scale.

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Job Opportunities
Job TitleCompanyLocationCreate date
Principal II Geophysicist - Long Term Renewal - Exploration BHP Billiton Houston, Texas, US July 25, 2017 
Geophysical Advisor Hess Corporation Houston, Texas, US July 24, 2017 
Petrophysicist Schlumberger Midland, Texas July 13, 2017 
Senior Advising Geophysicist I TGS Houston, Texas July 1, 2017 
Postdoctoral Research Staff Member Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Livermore, CA March 9, 2017 
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Weekly Rock Physics Scholar

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12th Rock Physics Influencer

Michael Kemper is a geoscientist/petroleum engineer with 28 years’ experience in geophysics, petrophysics, and reservoir engineering. He spent the first 13 years with Shell International in The Hague, Nigeria, and London, during which time he made a number of contributions to the interface between petrophysics and geophysics. ...  Read more

Upcoming events

StartEvent nameLocation
August 28, 2017 EAGE/SEG CO2 Research Storage & Geophysical Monotoring Workshop Trondheim, Norway 
August 28, 2017  31st International Symposium of the Society of Core Analysts Vienna, Austria 
September 24, 2017 87th SEG International Exposition and Annual Meeting Houston, USA 
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Upcoming Special Sections

July 15, 2017 Reservoir characterization The Leading Edge 
October 1, 2017 Rock-physics - From microstructure to seismic signatures Geophysical Prospecting 
October 1, 2017 Multiphysics imaging for exploration and reservior monitoring Interpretation 
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