Rock Property Prediction

Geocosm specializes in diagenetic modeling and rock property prediction.

Our technology is broadly used in the hydrocarbon industry and also is a useful tool for geothermal energy exploration and production and CO₂ sequestration.

Applications include:

  • Frontier basins:  use calibrated models for reservoirs from other basins together with basin models from the region of interest to assess reservoir quality risk in areas with little or no well data.
  • Play analysis and prospect pre-drill predictions:  use data from analog wells to calibrate model parameters prior to making predictions at specific prospects or over map regions.
  • Field development planning: use data from discovery wells to calibrate model parameters and then predict rock properties within earth models down structure to provide a unique basis for constraining injector well placement and aquifer support.

Our systems also been used to address a number of research topics in the geosciences.


Our reservoir quality, diagenesis, and rock property simulation systems are de facto industry standards.

Apply this technology to your problems by working with us on proprietary consulting projects or by joining our RQC consortium.


Our systems for reservoir property prediction build on our scientific research.

Our approach is scientifically rigorous, quantitative, reproducible, and testable. Our methods build on our expertise in sedimentary petrology, geochemistry, physics, basin modeling, artificial intelligence, and risk assessment.

Quick Links

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Touchstone Fundamentals Online Course (login required)

Touchstone installation page (login required)

T>Map Consortium private page (login required)


Recent Posts

Estimation of Geothermal Reservoir Quality by Diagenesis Modelling of Gassum Formation Sandstones


Geocosm’s Touchstone system is proving to be useful for the exploration of geothermal energy resources for RQC consortium member GEUS (Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland) as discussed in the presentation below at the 34th Nordic Geological Winter Meeting in Oslo, Norway, January, 2020. ABSTRACT Olivarius, M.1,*, Tremosa, J.2 , Mathiesen, A.1 , Weibel, R.1…

The Role of Chemistry in Fracture Pattern Development and Opportunities to Advance Interpretations of Geological Materials


Geocosm scientists are co-authors on this article that was just published in Reviews of Geophysics. The article has open access and may be downloaded using this link. Abstract Fracture pattern development has been a challenging area of research in the Earth sciences for more than 100 years. Much has been learned about the spatial and…

Consortium Meeting November 12-14, 2019 Durango


The RQC and T>Map/T>Earth consortia will be meeting on November 12-14, 2019 in Durango, Colorado USA and is open to all active members. The signup deadline is October 14th.

1st DGMK/KIT Reservoir Days


Geocosm’s Linda Bonnell and Rob Lander were among the keynote speakers for the 1st DGMK / KIT Joint Workshop RESERVOIR DAYS — Clastic Reservoir Quality, on September 2-4, 2019 in Liensweiler, Germany. OVERVIEW Reservoir quality of clastic sedimentary rocks is a function of many factors such as thermal exposure, time, tectonics, stress, detrital and authigenic…

2nd School on Sandstone Diagenesis


Geocosm staff once again helped to teach the Second School on Sandstone Diagenesis, which was held at GeoZentrum NordBayern in Erlangen, Germany on August 26-30, 2019. The school provides Ph.D. candidates and professionals from around the world with a comprehensive overview of the processes that control sandstone diagenesis and rock properties.

Digital Sedimentary Petrology


Geocosm is helping to invent this nascent field, which uses a rigorous chemistry and physics based approach for simulating the properties and geologic evolution of sediments and rocks in 3D at the grain scale. In the examples below, created with our patented Cyberstone™ system, we simulate deposition, compaction, cementation, and pore-scale fluid flow.  (US Patent…