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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Recent Posts

1st School on Sandstone Diagenesis


EAGE Presentation


Rob Lander and Linda Bonnell from Geocosm gave an invited presentation at the EAGE in Copenhagen regarding the state-of-the-art in reservoir quality prediction methods on June 11, 2018. Summary: Sandstone reservoir quality prediction has moved from a reliance on simple empirical trends (e.g., porosity vs. depth) to include process-oriented forward models. Process-oriented models are more…

Europe Touchstone Fundamentals Course, August 30-31


RQC members are welcome to attend a Touchstone Fundamentals course that we will be holding on August 30-31.  The course will be taught at GeoZentrum NordBayern, which is part of Friedrich-Alexander Universität in Erlangen, Germany.   Note that it is not necessary to participate in the 1st School on Sandstone Diagenesis that Geocosm staff will be helping to…

SP435 Reservoir Quality of Clastic and Carbonate Rocks: Analysis, Modelling and Prediction


This volume incorporates papers associated with a Geological Society of London conference in 2014 that Geocosm’s Rob Lander co-convened.

Consortium Meeting June 8-9, 2018 Houston


The RQC and T>Map/T>Earth consortia will be meeting on June 8-9, 2018 in Houston and is open to all active members. The signup deadline is May 22nd.

Reservoir Quality and Burial Model Evaluation By Kinetic Quartz And Illite Cementation Modeling: Case Study of Rotliegendes, North Germany


This article published in the AAPG Bulletin represents part of Benjamin Busch’s Ph.D. dissertation and includes Geocosm’s Linda Bonnell and Rob Lander as co-authors. Silicate reaction kinetics provide a complementary means to other established paleothermal indicators such as organic maturation for evaluating thermal reconstructions. In this study we combine the use of an organic maturation…