Your source for rock physics expertise

Rock Physics Finland specialises in the physical properties of rocks, rock mass and building materials. We handle the entire process of creating 3D physical property models, from measurements to data processing and interpretation.

Our concept

Full service
We offer a ”one-stop” solution for everything you need from planning to execution, reporting and further use of the data. All our measurements, and even sample preparation, can be done in the client’s premises or a location selected by the client. We also offer solutions for drilling as well as land geophysics and borehole geophysics data acquisition through our trusted partners.

Reliable results quickly and securely
All our devices are modern, calibrated and follow standards, or if there are no standards, are the de facto standard laboratory devices in the field. You will get the results quickly and reliably. If you so wish, the samples will never leave your premises.

Put a stop to guesswork
We can help you restrict your geophysical models based on true physical property values measured in the laboratory.

Services

We will provide everything you need:
• Planning of the measurements
• Sample selection
• Sample preparation
• Measurements at the client’s premises or in our laboratory
• Processing, interpretation and reporting of the results
• Further use of the data (e.g., level corrections for borehole data or 3D modelling)
• Training in petrophysics and borehole geophysics

Solutions for drilling, land geophysics and borehole geophysics are available from our trusted partners. We’ll take care of it for you.

Currently our suite of measurements includes the following:
• Bulk density
• Magnetic susceptibility
• Galvanic resistivity
• Time-domain IP-effect
• Relative dielectric permittivity
• Thermal conductivity and thermal effusivity
• P- and S-wave velocities
• Leeb-hardness

From the properties we measure, the following can be determined:
• All elastic properties
• Thermal diffusivity and specific heat capacity

All our measurements, and even sample preparation, can be done in the client’s premises or a location selected by the client.

Through our trusted partners we can also provide:
• Grain density and porosity
• Remanent magnetisation
• Inductive conductivity
• Frequency-domain IP-effect
• Mechanical testing

About us

Rock Physics Finland Ltd was founded in 2018 by two experienced geophysicists. We specialise in the physical properties of rocks, rock mass and building materials, specifically for the needs of exploration, mining and rock construction. Our laboratory is in Vantaa, Finland. We are a Reliable Partner® and have an AAA credit rating (Bisnode).

Risto Kiuru is a geophysicist (M.Sc.) specialising in rock physics and currently working part-time towards a doctoral degree in rock mechanics while actively working as an independent consultant for various civil engineering and mining projects. He has more than 10 years of experience in rock physics and rock mechanics laboratory testing, borehole geophysics and field geophysics related to the final disposal of spent nuclear fuel, exploration, mining, and rock construction. He’s the co-author of the 2012 Finnish textbook Petrofysiikan perusteet (Basics of Petrophysics), 11 Posiva working reports, 2 POSIVA reports, and various conference and journal papers. Since 2019, he has served as a member in the ISRM Commission on Testing Methods, and in the ISRM Commission on Radioactive Waste Disposal.