The Rock Physics Handbook
Responding to the latest developments in rock
physics research, this popular reference book has been thoroughly updated while retaining its comprehensive coverage of the
fundamental theory, concepts, and laboratory results. It brings together the vast literature from the field to address the
relationships between geophysical observations and the underlying physical properties of Earth materials - including water,
hydrocarbons, gases, minerals, rocks, ice, magma and methane hydrates. This third edition includes expanded coverage of topics
such as effective medium models, viscoelasticity, attenuation, anisotropy, electrical-elastic cross relations, and highlights
applications in unconventional reservoirs. Appendices have been enhanced with new materials and properties, while worked examples
(supplemented by online datasets and MATLAB (R) codes) enable readers to implement the workflows and models in practice. This
significantly revised edition will continue to be the go-to reference for students and researchers interested in rock physics,
near-surface geophysics, seismology, and professionals in the oil and gas industries.
Preface; 1. Basic tools; 2. Elasticity
and Hooke's law; 3. Seismic wave propagation; 4. Effective elastic media: bounds and mixing laws; 5. Granular media; 6. Fluid
effects on wave propagation; 7. Empirical relations; 8. Flow and diffusion; 9. Electrical properties; Appendices; References;
Brings together widely scattered theoretical and laboratory rock physics relations critical for modelling and
interpretation of geophysical data.