Our Mission Statement
The Basin Processes and Subsurface Modeling Industrial Affiliates Program at Stanford University advances the understanding of subsurface rock and fluid systems and their interactions by integrating data and models from across geoscience disciplines to identify controlling processes and quantify uncertainties.
BPSM participants are exploring the potential of natural hydrogen and its relationship to rock-fluid system modeling. Important issues include the relative importance of various natural mechanisms for generation, migration, and trapping.
Our 15th Annual Meeting was held in Santa Cruz, California, on Sunday, December 4, 5, and 6, 2022.
Ken Peters elected to NAE
BPSM is proud to announce that Co-Principal Ken Peters has been elected a Member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in recognition of his distinguished contributions to engineering for the development and application of geochemistry for basin analysis, hydrocarbon production, and biodegradation metrics. Members are elected to NAE membership by their peers (current NAE members). Ken will receive his award at a black-tie reception in Washington DC in early October, 2022.
Virtually all major oil companies have independently recognized the need for 4-D petroleum system models (also called basin models) because they:
- Organize data, allowing deficiencies or inconsistencies to be identified
- Archive data (data loss due to personnel attrition and reorganization is a major cost factor)
- Facilitate visualization of geologic processes and communication with stakeholders and
- Add value by converting static data into dynamic processed data and interpretations.
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