Fourth EAGE Conference on Petroleum Geostatistics

2 - 6 September
Florence, Italy
Call for papers

Keynote Speakers

The Scientific Committee is proud to announce the following keynote speakers at the Fourth EAGE Conference on Petroleum Geostatistics: 

Vasily Demyanov, Professor at Heriot-Watt University

Time: TBC

Prof. Vasily Demyanov of Institute of Petroleum Engineering, Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh), lectures geostatistics and leads industry and government funded research in Geo Data Science and uncertainty quantification for reservoir prediction modelling.  He has over 20 years of experience in geostatistics and has published over 100 publications. Vasily has co-authored a number books: Challenges and Solutions in Stochastic Reservoir Modelling – Geostatistics, Machine Learning, and Uncertainty Predictions with EAGE (2018); Geostatistics: Theory and Practice (Nauka, 2010, in Russian). VasilyDemyanov is an Associate editor for Computers and Geosciences Elsevier journal and a guest editor for Mathematical Geosciences Springer Journal special issue on Data Science in Geoscience due in 2019. Vasily Demyanov is an Associate editor for Computers and Geosciences Elsevier journal. 

Vasily’s research interests lie broadly across spatial statistics, machine learning and uncertainty. In particular his research is focused on uncertainty quantification in prediction modelling, inverse modelling for history matching, stochastic optimisation, Bayesian inference, and the problem of integration of reservoir knowledge and relevant data into statistical modelling workflows with machine learning and data analytics approaches. 

Vasily Demyanov obtained the first degree in physics from Moscow State University (1994) and a PhD in physics and mathematics from Russian Academy of Sciences (1998) with a thesis on radioactive pollution modelling with geostatistics and artificial neural networks. Prior to joining Heriot-Watt in 2003 he worked with the University of St. Andrews (2000-2002) and Nuclear Safety Institute, Moscow (1994-2000).




Pierre Thore, Scientific Advisor Research 4D + HM + Geomechanics at Total

Time: TBC

Research activities
- Velocity Model Building (1985-1991) several publications in journal and conferences
- Uncertainty Quantification Applied to Structural Models and link with Flow Simulation(1992-2000) use of geostatistics, development of 3D algorithms; publications in journal and conferences
- Seismic Modeling and High Resolution Model Building (2001-2005) development of algorithms for massive modeling and use of Geostatistics in new Workflow for populating models; publications in journal and conferences
- Reservoir Geophysics (2006-…) 3D and 4D inversions, uncertainty quantification and management, integration of various sources of information (geophysics, petrophysics, geology, geomechanics) ; publications in journal and conferences