Making fundamental scientific advances is an essential part of what we do in Geocosm. Since the company was established in 2000, Geocosm scientists have published over 20 papers in peer reviewed journals in addition to publishing approximately 50 abstracts associated with technical presentations at scientific meetings.
Selected publications involving Geocosm scientists or simulation systems.
Geocosm scientists have won several prestigious awards:
AAPG Distinguished Lecturers (Linda Bonnell in 2005 and Rob Lander in 2015)
Wallace E. Pratt Memorial Award for best paper published in the AAPG Bulletin in 2010
2011 Author Achievement Award for best scientific paper from the Bureau of Economic Geology (part of the Jackson School of Geosciences at The University of Texas at Austin)
Best Presentation at the 2004 US Department of Energy Symposium Flow and Transport: from Pore to Reservoir Scales.
Geocosm's Rob Lander had the honor of presenting the first annual AAPG Charles Taylor Fellowship Award Lecture in Houston on February 4, 2013.
An image from one of Geocosm’s laboratory experiments made the cover of the November, 2008 AAPG Bulletin (top left) and Touchstone and T>Map simulation results appear on the cover of the August, 2010 issue (top right).
Both issues feature scientific papers from Geocosm staff and the August, 2010 issue, co-edited by Geocosm’s Rob Lander, includes papers by Shell and BP geoscientists that incorporate Touchstone modeling results. Seven of the 10 “Notable Papers” from the AAPG Bulletin in 2010 were from this special issue on reservoir quality prediction demonstrating the importance of the topic.
The AAPG editorial staff has selected four articles that include Geocosm scientific research or simulation technology as Notable Papers based on citation counts three years after publication. Geocosm’s Rob Lander is a co-author of three of the papers Geocosm’s Linda Bonnell is a co-author of two of the papers. The fourth paper is authored by…
This talk at the European Geothermal Congress 2019 by researchers at the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (an RQC member organization) explores the use of Geocosm’s Touchstone system for evaluation of reservoir quality for geothermal energy. Geocosm’s Linda Bonnell also is among the authors.
Geocosm is helping to invent this nascent field, which uses a rigorous chemistry and physics based approach for simulating the properties and geologic evolution of sediments and rocks in 3D at the grain scale. In the examples below, created with our patented Cyberstone™ system, we simulate deposition, compaction, cementation, and pore-scale fluid flow.
Reservoir Quality and Burial Model Evaluation By Kinetic Quartz And Illite Cementation Modeling: Case Study of Rotliegendes, North Germany
This article published in the AAPG Bulletin represents part of Benjamin Busch’s Ph.D. dissertation and includes Geocosm’s Linda Bonnell and Rob Lander as co-authors. Silicate reaction kinetics provide a complementary means to other established paleothermal indicators such as organic maturation for evaluating thermal reconstructions. In this study we combine the use of an organic maturation…
In this invited talk at the Annual AAPG Meeting, Geocosm’s Rob Lander and Linda Bonnell review the history and current state-of-the-art in reservoir quality prediction models while also discussing potential future developments. Over the past 20 years reservoir quality assessment has expanded from a focus on description to encompass process-oriented models. These models predict rock…
Reservoir Quality and Rock Properties Modeling – Triassic and Jurassic Sandstones, Greater Shearwater Area, UK Central North Sea
This paper by geoscientists from Shell as well as Geocosm’s Linda Bonnell shows how Geocosm’s Touchstone system for reservoir quality prediction can be linked to rock physics models. It also documents successful pre-drill predictions made using this approach. The complex burial and diagenetic histories of the Jurassic Fulmar and Triassic Skagerrak sandstones in the UK…
In this presentation at the AAPG Annual Meeting Geocosm authors discuss concepts associated with Cyberstone, Geocosm’s revolutionary and patented Digital Sedimentary Petrology model. Fundamental geomechanical, petrophysical, and fluid-flow properties of clastic rocks reflect grain-scale compositions and textures. There is a revolution underway in the ability to predict these properties via “digital physics” simulations at the…
This paper, published in the GSA Bulletin, represents the outcome of a long standing research collaboration between Geocosm and the FRAC group at the Jackson School of Geosciences at The University of Texas-Austin. Geocosm’s Prism2D model features prominently in the the paper, which may be downloaded using this link. A new model accounts for crystal growth patterns and internal textures in quartz…