Main Results of the Multipoint Project


The aim of this project is to develop new and improved methods for modelling geological facies by combining the efficiency of multipoint methods with the robustness and consistency of Markov random field methods. It is a goal to develop software tools and test new methods on real cases and data. The project started in 2006 and is planned to finish in December 2008. The project is a mutually beneficial collaboration between the Norwegian Computing Center, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and Stanford University. It is sponsored by the Research Council of Norway, ENI and StatoilHydro. The industry partners have contributed with valuable input for the discussions as well as useful guidelines for the choice of research topics.
In this document we first provide a short summary of the main achievements in the project. This is followed by an introduction to multiple point methods and a somewhat more detailed account of each theme of the project.