'This invaluable companion to Mavko et al.'s popular Rock Physics Handbook describes the deterministic and stochastic forward modeling tools a geophysicist needs to find reservoir parameter combinations whose seismic responses fit the data. The authors illustrate key concepts with simple applets, and cover the latest developments in digital rock physics and gas hydrates.' Sven Treitel, President, TriDekon, Inc.
'The authors superbly introduce readers to the field of rock physics and also educate practitioners on applying rock physics in seismic interpretation for hydrocarbon reservoirs. Systematically designed using templates and catalogues, this guide to exploration for and production mapping of hydrocarbons is honestly explained, including warnings for interpretation pitfalls. Supported by excellent figures, it is enjoyable to read and hard to resist turning to the next page.' Ivar Brevik, Specialist in Geophysics, Statoil
This accessible guide provides practical workflows for using the rock physics-based forward modeling approach to seismic subsurface mapping. It shows how to generate synthetic seismic traces to create catalogs of reservoir models which are then used to identify real rock properties. A vital guide for academic researchers and petroleum geologists.