Geophysical Inversion to Geology

The GIG Consortium is hosted by the Norwegian Computing Center

Current members of the consortium are Statoil, Aker BP, Lundin and ConocoPhillips.

The GIG Consortium will develop new understanding, new methods and software for obtaining reservoir properties from geophysical measurements such as seismic surveys. Important reservoir properties are zonation, lithology and fluid classes, and petrophysical properties such as porosity and saturations. Methods will be based on established geophysical understanding and empirical rock physics relationships. The connection between reservoir properties and geophysical measurements is non-unique so developed inversion methods will utilize probabilistic models to quantify uncertainty and risk. Developed methods can be used for hydrocarbon exploration and field development.


The GIG Consortium is open to oil and gas companies.

There is a yearly fee and an initial enrolment fee. New consortium sponsors get immediate access to the software PCube and PCube+ and other consortium results.

Further information can be found on the Norwegian Computing web page -

Contact for more information and participation, please contact Per Røe, the project manager at Norwegian Computing


  • Chairman: Per Røe, Norwegian Computing Center
  • Vice chairman: Petter Abrahamsen, Norwegian Computing Center
Lundin Norway AS Odd Kolbjørnsen Log in to see address
Equinor ASA Øyvind Skjæveland Log in to see address
Aker BP Øyvind Kjøsnes Log in to see address
Norwegian Computing Center Per Røe Log in to see address
Norwegian Computing Center Petter Abrahamsen Log in to see address
ConocoPhillips Norge Tim Austin Log in to see address

Photo: Øyvind Hagen - Statoil