Practical Rock Physics and Inversion for Exploration and Production

The FORCE Geophysical methods group would like to invite submission of presentations for a one-day seminar on “Practical rock physics and inversion for Exploration and Production”.

The seminar will be held the 17th of October in the Valhall Auditorium at the NPD offices in Stavanger.

  • Date 17.10.2017
  • Time 08:30
  • Duration 1 day
  • Participants 151
  • Register by 12.10.2017
Practical Rock Physics and Inversion for Exploration and Production

Important! You can join the seminar via VC connection from Bayerngas' premises in Oslo. They have room for 20 guests so please contact

Solveig Sæl to attend. 


The topics to be covered include:

-       Rock physics based AVO

-       Pitfalls in rock physics

-       Burial history and depth trends in rock physics

-       Seismic rock physics for source rock characterization

-       Data limitations and quality of input data

-       Inversion methodologies

-       Uncertainty in rock physics and inversion


The committee encourages presenters to focus on case studies and practical aspects of rock physics and inversion. The workshop will be a mix of talks relevant for both exploration and development/production.

Deadline for submittal of presentation title, author name and brief summary of talk is 25th of August 2017.

Organizing committee:

Alessandro Amato del Monte, ENI

Evgeniya Shelavina, Bayerngas

Helene Hafslund Veire, OMV

Tim Austin, ConocoPhillips

Ross Milne, AkerBP

Ellen M. Skartveit, NPD

Registration and prices

You will find a yellow  registration box at the top of the page.

FORCE seminars have previously been fully booked with waiting lists so you are encouraged to sign up as soon as you know you will attend.

Participant fees  
FORCE member Free
Non-member NOK 1000,-
University/student Free

Important information:
You can register as a FORCE member and pay "FORCE member" price if you are an employee of a member company.
All FORCE member companies are listed here.

Payment is made online by credit card. Please note that no refunds will be given after you have signed up. If you for any reason can not attend the workshop, you are welcome to send a representative, just inform Ellen Marie Skartveit as soon as there are changes.

Photo: Øyvind Hagen - Statoil