Statistical Analysis of Natural Resource Data - SAND
The SAND department was established in 1984. It is a significant international contributor to research and services within reservoir description, stochastic modeling and geostatistics for the oil industry. Our primary goal is to use statistical methods to reduce and quantify risk and uncertainty. The main area is stochastic modeling of the geology in petroleum reservoirs including upscaling and history matching. There is also a significant activity on all kinds of risk quantification, primarily within the energy sector.
The staff has a background in statistics, mathematics, physics, numerical analysis and computer science. To ensure that we work with interesting and relevant problems for the petroleum industry, we encourage close cooperation with professionals within the geo-science whenever this is relevant for the project. Oil companies, software vendors within the oil industry and research project sponsored by the European Commission and The Research Council of Norway, finance most projects.
Last 5 scientific articles
Kolbjørnsen, Odd; Buland, Arild; Hauge, Ragnar; Røe, Per; Ndingwan, Abel Onana; Aker, Eyvind. Bayesian seismic inversion for stratigraphic horizon, lithology, and fluid prediction. Geophysics (ISSN 0016-8033). 85(3) pp R207. doi: 10.1190/geo2019-0170.1. 2020. Institutional archive
Aarnes, Ingrid; van der Vegt, Helena; Hauge, Ragnar; Fjellvoll, Bjørn; Nordahl, Kjetil. Utilizing sedimentary process-based models as training images for multipoint facies simulations. Bulletin of Canadian petroleum geology (ISSN 0007-4802). 67(4) pp 217-230. doi: 10.35767/gscpgbull.67.4.217. 2019.
Parra, Mauricio; Echeverri, Sebastian; Patino, Ana Maria; Ramirez, Juan Carlos; Mora, Andrés; Sobel, Edward R.; Almendral Vazquez, Ariel; Pardo-Trujillo, Andrés. Cenozoic Evolution of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia. In: The geology of Colombia Volume 3. Paleogene – Neogene. Servicio Geológico Colombiano. (ISBN 978-958-99528-6-3). pp 259-297. doi: https://doi.org/10.32685/pub.esp.37.2019.07. 2019.
Patino, Ana Maria; Parra, Mauricio; Ramirez, Juan Carlos; Sobel, Edward R.; Glodny, Johannes; Almendral Vazquez, Ariel; Echeverri, Sebastian. Thermochronological constraints on Cenozoic exhumation along the southern Caribbean: The Santa Marta range, northern Colombia. In: Andean Tectonics. (ISBN 978-0-12-816009-1). pp 103-132. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-816009-1.00007-1. 2019.
Aker, Eyvind; Tveiten, Ole Gunnar; Wynn, Tim. Seismic pore pressure prediction at the Halten Terrace in the Norwegian Sea. Petroleum Geoscience (ISSN 1354-0793). 26 pp 346-354. doi: 10.1144/petgeo2019-053. 2019.