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Newsletter - May 2021

Hi Friend, Colleague, Client, 

We’ve worked with over 200 companies since the inception of Rockfield 35 years ago and feeling quite buoyed by the longevity of some of our customer relationships and the individuals within these organisations that we have collaborated with over this time.

We have enjoyed dinners and drinks in Swansea, Houston, Stavanger, Perth and many more places and talked about their families growing up, the sports they enjoy and the experiences that they have had and built many a personal relationship through mutual interests.

Primarily our whole ethos is to mitigate risk and reduce lengthy delays in both manufacturing, production, oil & gas exploration and operations and feel that for over 35 years we’ve done a pretty good job. Sometimes it has meant that our staff members have worked ridiculous long hours to achieve, sometimes tight timescales from both a clients and our perspective to achieve a gold standard in delivery of results which has always been at the fore-front of our minds.

We’ve started a marketing campaign to raise the profile of Rockfield in all the various sectors that we work and this involves writing BLOGS to keep people up to date on the variety of projects that we have been involved with, our software development and the projects / technology used to solve these problems.


VIDEO: Release of Elfen gd3D for non-round containers


  1. John Cain shares his thoughts about how hopefully the new normal will enable Rockfield to be re-introduced to the client we haven’t seen for such a long time and re-ignite the personal touch to client relationships.  
    Bringing the Personal Touch Back to Modelling Software

  2. How Rockfield is Enabling Multicore Multithread Finite Element/Discrete Element software to computationally run a lot faster.  
    Enabling Multicore Multithread FE-DEM Computing within Elfen




Rockfield have been developing, testing and releasing new software products in Elfen gd3D for non-round containers and also a Wellbore module which has a sophisticated User Interface providing by far the easiest to use module to come from Rockfield in more than a decade. There are links attached to the images below for ease of access.


ElfenGD3D.png   wellbore_2x.png



The 2nd International Geomechanics Symposium will be held on 1-3 November 2021 in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia. Co-hosted by the American Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA), the Dhahran Geoscience Society (DGS), and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), and endorsed by the Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA) and American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), the conference is a multi-disciplinary, multi-society summit.

The hybrid event will provide both in-person and virtual platforms for operators, technology developers, services providers, academicians, and provide world-class geomechanics training to young professionals and students.

The symposium has announced the website and Call for Abstracts - click here for details

The technical topics cover a wide range of geomechanical applications:

  • Rock and in-situ stress characterization including lab and field measurements, rock physics and geomechanics, seismic geomechanics and borehole geophysics, and integrated multi-disciplinary approach.
  • Natural fracture characterization and interaction with hydraulic fracture
  • Drilling geomechanics in naturally fractured reservoirs
  • Hydraulic fracturing including in highly stressed tight and unconventional rock, across differential depleted units, completion optimization, diagnostics integration, planning, preventing, and mitigating casing deformation, production, and recovery.
  • Reservoir geomechanics for well planning and design, including depletion effect
  • Carbonate geomechanics for field development
  • Underground storage and CO2 sequestration
  • Geomechanics in geothermal energy
  • AI Geomechanics modelling and applications (artificial intelligence & machine learning)

Please submit your abstracts online. The deadline is 24 May 2021. Representing over 42 international organizations, the organizing committee welcomes and invites you to join us in November.

And the most important aspect is, that Rockfield will be there in person, if travel is allowed, so we look forward to catching up with you all in person…. It’s been a while.

Thank you so much for your support. So that we can stay in touch until next time, we hope you connect with us on LinkedIn and YouTube!

Talk to you soon~

~ The Rockfield Team

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