RokDoc Rock Physics from Ikon Science

RokDoc Rock Physics

Rock physics models provide the link between the reservoir rock properties and the Vp, Vs, Rho, acoustic and elastic properties picked up by the seismic sound waves. 

The reservoir rock properties include the description and makeup of the rock, i.e. the lithology (type, mineral mix), porosity (%, type), pore fluid (type, mix), fracturing and the rock’s present environmental conditions such as the pore pressure, confining pressure and temperature. 

Ikon Science’s Rock Physics module lets you quickly and easily create hundreds of scenarios to test your seismic interpretation. You’ll make better and faster investment decisions with more confidence.

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Industry Challenges

Hydrocarbon resources are becoming harder to locate
Hydrocarbon resources are becoming harder to locate
  • Increasingly challenging drilling environments
  • Mature areas with subtle hydrocarbon traps
  • New play types and frontier settings
Multiple datasets across multiple assets
  • Time wasted and errors made transferring data between multiple software packages
  • Workflows are time consuming and inefficient
  • Analogues under-utilised

Low commercial discovery rates

  • Failure to capture and evaluate sufficient geological scenarios
  • Lack of cross-discipline integration
  • Risk and uncertainty are poorly understood

Rock Physics Module


Improve accuracy of interpretation

  • Single easy to use platform
  • Comprehensive library of rock physics functionality for all play types
  • Cross-discipline workflows for exploration through to production


Explore and capture uncertainty

  • QC and calibrate core, log, VSP and seismic data
  • Integrate multiple data types and capture uncertainties
  • Quickly and easily evaluate ‘what-if’ scenarios to understand influences affecting seismic signatures


Efficient and effective solutions

  • Recipe based workflows embedded in easy to use GUIs
  • Automated QC procedures
  • Establish and deploy play based interpretation strategies

Rock Physics Module Add-ons

Multi-scenario, multi-2D synthetic seismic modelling package for rapid generation of hundreds of geologically plausible models. Key features include: multi-2D modelling and attribute sections, lithology and fluid substitution workflows, ray synthetics including Q and spherical divergence corrections.
Adv. WellTie
Wavelet analysis and estimation functionality for improved handling of low frequencies in broadband, nodal and onshore seismic datasets. Key functionality includes: Roy White multi-taper method, Parametric constant phase and Bayesian multi-well multi-stack estimation with broadband priors.
Specialist analysis tools for offset, walkaway, walk-around and multi-component VSP datasets. Key functionality includes: common processing routines through to corridor stack, shear splitting / hodogram analysis and rose diagrams for fracture characterisation.
Compute large numbers of pseudo wells and populate with statistical rock property information for development of net pay uncertainty maps and rock physics priors for seismic characterisation. Key features include: bed thickness distribution, statistical rock physics, multi-pseudo well generation.
Outputs of log analysis, upscaling and inversion feasibility workflow
Pre and post-stack seismic well-tie and QC in a deviated well
2D conceptual seismic modelling investigating litho-fluid effects