Mathematical Methods and Modelling in Hydrocarbon Exploration and Production

  • Armin Iske
  • Trygve Randen

Part of the Mathematics in Industry book series (MATHINDUSTRY, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Seismic Interpretation

    1. Jürgen Schlaf, Trygve Randen, Lars Sønneland
      Pages 3-21
    2. Trygve Randen, Lars Sønneland
      Pages 23-46
    3. Maria Faraklioti, Maria Petrou
      Pages 47-88
    4. Hilde G. Borgos, Thorleif Skov, Lars Sønneland
      Pages 89-106
    5. Stein Inge Pedersen, Thorleif Skov, Trygve Randen, Lars Sønneland
      Pages 107-116
  3. Geological Model Building

    1. Chris L. Farmer
      Pages 119-212
    2. Erik Monsen, Trygve Randen, Lars Sønneland, Jan E. Odegard
      Pages 213-245
    3. Stine Kjersti Richardsen, Trygve Randen
      Pages 247-265
    4. Alexander A. Boukhgueim
      Pages 267-297
  4. Reservoir Modelling and Simulation

    1. Martin Käser, Armin Iske
      Pages 339-388
    2. Tobias Werther
      Pages 389-407
    3. Magne Lygren, Erik Lindeberg, Per Bergmo, Geir Vaaland Dahl, Kristine Årland Halvorsen, Trygve Randen et al.
      Pages 409-417
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 419-451

About this book


Hydrocarbon exploration and production incorporate great technology challenges for the oil and gas industry. In order to meet the world's future demand for oil and gas, further technological advance is needed, which in turn requires research across multiple disciplines, including mathematics, geophysics, geology, petroleum engineering, signal processing, and computer science.

This book addresses important aspects and fundamental concepts in hydrocarbon exploration and production. Moreover, new developments and recent advances in the relevant research areas are discussed, whereby special emphasis is placed on mathematical methods and modelling. The book reflects the multi-disciplinary character of the hydrocarbon production workflow, ranging from seismic data imaging, seismic analysis and interpretation and geological model building, to numerical reservoir simulation. Various challenges concerning the production workflow are discussed in detail.

The thirteen chapters of this joint work, authored by international experts from academic and industrial institutions, include survey papers of expository character as well as original research articles. Large parts of the material presented in this book were developed between November 2000 and April 2004 through the European research and training network NetAGES, "Network for Automated Geometry Extraction from Seismic". The new methods described here are currently being implemented as software tools at Schlumberger Stavanger Research, one of the world's largest service providers to the oil industry.


3D Interpolation Signal Textur Triangulation calculus computer-aided design (CAD) geology geometry geophysics mathematics model modeling signal processing simulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Armin Iske
    • 1
  • Trygve Randen
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of LeicesterLeicesterUK
  2. 2.Schlumberger Stavanger ResearchStavangerNorway

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