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Essentials of Rock Physics for Seismic Amplitude Interpretation

  • Ikon Science 12140 Wickchester Lane Houston, TX, 77079 United States (map)

Klass Koster (Murphy Oil)


This highly acclaimed and constantly evolving course (now in its 11th year), is a must for all geoscientists wanting to understand rock physics principles, their application to amplitude interpretation (including AVO reflectivity and elastic inversion products) and how they can be applied to reduce drilling risk.

More than 90 courses have been given in the last decade. In-house presentations have been given to multi-nationals including Shell, ENI and British Gas, while representatives from more than 70 companies have attended public courses in the USA, UK, Holland, Italy, Norway, Mexico, Trinidad, India, South Africa and Australasia.

Dr Rob Simm has granted Ikon Science the rights to deliver this course by our approved tutors; Dr Mike Bacon, Dr Mark Sams and Dr Michel Kemper. More than 165 courses have been given in the last decade.


The course is designed for all geoscientists who wish to understand the principles of interpreting seismic data using rock physics models and gain awareness of how this may impact the perception of risk in exploration and production drilling. Attendees will receive a fully documented manual with text discussion, including all illustrations shown in the course. The course is a combination of lectures and practical exercises - these exercises use our RokDoc software, but no previous experience of the package is required.