As petroleum becomes more difficult to find and reserves become more difficult to replace, companies may benefit from Stanford's 4-D studies, which extend interpretations beyond the immediate concession areas. 4-D petroleum system modeling better quantifies the generation, migration, and entrapment of the remaining resource. It also facilitates interpretation of the stratigraphic and sedimentologic processes that are important to develop a predictive sequence stratigraphic framework.
Becoming an Affiliate Member provides your institution with many specific benefits, including:
- Facilitated access to research through the Stanford website
- Invitations to Annual Meetings and workshops
- Liaison with faculty members
- Student recruitment opportunities
- Free copies of reports and publications
- Campus visits
An Affiliate Member may provide additional funding above the Annual Membership fee, and request that it be directed to a particular area of BPSM research. Also, a Member may request that the additional funding be applied to research conducted by one or more faculty. However, the faculty director of the BPSM Affiliate Program determines how the additional funds are to be allocated. All research results arising from the use of the Annual Membership Fees and any additional funding will be shared with all of the BPSM Affiliate Members and the general public.
Stanford’s Office of the Vice Provost and Dean of Research provides more detailed information about the Stanford University Policies Affecting Industrial Affiliates Program Membership, including its open research policy.
For more information, please also see: Membership Disclosure Benefits