The special issue of Geophysical Prospecting from the 3IWRP conference is now out.
Introduction to the special issue ‘Advances in Rock Physics’
Rock physics research aims at understanding and quantifying physical phenomena associated with fluid-saturated porous rocks. It links rock properties to geophysical observables via laboratory experiments, in situ field observations, and deduction of conceptual models underpinned by physical principles. As such, it plays an ever-increasingly important role in geophysical data interpretation and inversion for rock properties. Rock physics has become an indispensable component for the exploration, development, and surveillance of oil and gas reservoirs. Rock physics appears to be an active research area. This is now the third special issue in Geophysical Prospecting dedicated to rock physics following the special issues edited by Sayers (2013) and Best (2014). In this special issue of Geophysical Prospecting, we present a selection of 26 papers predominantly drawn from the presentations given at the Third International Workshop on Rock Physics (3IWRP), held in Perth, Australia, 13–17 April 2015. This workshop attracted more than 100 participants from all over the world from both industry and academia.