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About

The Stanford BPSM program provides expertise in visualization and quantification of the geohistory of sedimentary basins and petroleum systems. The primary objectives are to train the next generation of basin and petroleum system modelers, devise quantitative tools that can be used to rigorously evaluate geologic risk in various exploration settings, and conduct basic and applied energy-focused research.

Founding of BPSM

Our industrial affiliates program was developed by a team of Stanford geoscientists in order to train students in quantitative modeling of sedimentary basins and petroleum systems. The pprogram was developed in 2008 with the cooperation and support of the Department of Geological & Environmental Science (now theĀ Department of Geological Sciences) and the the Department of Energy Resources Engineering within the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences, with the Department of Geophysics joining later.

Shared Research

BPSM will use and develop open-source software in the form of packaged scripts, and it is the intention of BPSM that these packages will be released under an open source model via GitHub.
Presentations, information, data, and results will be shared with all members and the public upon request.