“Any physical theory is a kind of guesswork. There are good guesses and bad guesses. The language of probability allows us to speak quantitatively about some situation which may be highly variable, but which does have some consistent average behavior…. Our most precise description of nature must be in terms of probabilities.”

—Richard Feynman

This paper presents snapshots of current and emerging trends in applied statistical rock physics for reservoir characterization. By integrating fundamental concepts and models of rock physics, statistical pattern recognition, and information theory with seismic inversion and geostatistics, we can quantify and reduce uncertainties in...

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