The RING-GOCAD Consortium welcomes companies, universities and research institutes who want to:

  • Advance the state of the art of subsurface modeling at basin and reservoir scales.
  • Contribute to research and technology in subsurface data and knowledge integration.
  • Support training of graduate students in geoscience and software development. 

Benefits for sponsors :

  • Get early access to RING research outputs through consortium papers, software and trainings.
  • Connect with colleagues in IOC's, NOC's, vendors and academic community during the annual RING Meeting
  • Collaborate on topics of mutual interest
  • Get presentation / publications opportunities (RING Meeting, collaborative publications)
  • Participate and vote at the Consortium Steering Committee
  • Develop training and recruitment opportunities
  • Access executable and source of RING software. RING software can be integrated royalty free in proprietary products by industrial sponsors (more details).

Consortium membership fees

The Consortium is administered by ASGA (Association scientifique pour la Géologie et ses Applications), a not-for profit organization authorized for Crédit-Impôt Recherche tax (tax deduction under French law).

Three types of Consortium membership levels exist. Please feel free to contact us is you have any question.

RING is currently funded by a worldwide consortium of universities and companies comprising both international and national oil companies and service providers.

14 Companies:

139 Universities:

  1. (at) Geological Survey of Austria
  2. (at) Montan Universitat Leoben
  3. (be) Faculte Polytechnique de Mons
  4. (be) Senate Department for the Environment, Transport and Climate Protection
  5. (ch) Basel University
  6. (ch) Neuchatel University (CHYN)
  7. (cz) Charles University Prague
  8. (de) BGR Hannover
  9. (de) BSU Geological Survey Hamburg
  10. (de) Bayerisches Geologisches Landesamt University
  11. (de) Bergakademie Freiberg
  12. (de) Bremen University Marum
  13. (de) Darmstadt Technische Universität
  14. (de) GFZ - GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam
  15. (de) Geologischer Dienst NRW
  16. (de) Goettingen University GZG
  17. (de) Hamburg University - IFG
  18. (de) Helmholtz Zentrum Dresden Rossendorf (HZDR)
  19. (de) Hessisches Landesamt für Umwelt und Geologie
  20. (de) IFG Hannover University
  21. (de) Kiel IFG Geophysik
  22. (de) LAGB Sachsen-Anhalt
  23. (de) LBEG (NlfB Geological Survey) Hannover
  24. (de) LBGR Brandenburg
  25. (de) LGB MAINZ - Landesamt fur Geologie und Bergbau Rheinland-Pfalz
  26. (de) LGRB Freiburg University
  27. (de) LIAG Institut Hannover
  28. (de) LUNG MV - Landesamt fur Umwelt, Naturschutz und Geologie
  29. (de) Landesamt fur Natur und Umwelt - LANU
  30. (de) LfULG Dresden - Sachsisches Landesamt fur Umwelt Landwirtschaft und Geologie
  31. (de) Muenchen University
  32. (de) RWTH Aachen University
  33. (de) TLUG JENA
  34. (de) ZALF
  35. (dk) Geological Survey 0f Denmark
  36. (es) Barcelona University
  37. (es) IES Jaume Almera - CSIC
  38. (es) IGME Madrid
  39. (es) Institut Cartografic i Geologic De Catalunya (ICGC)
  40. (fi) Geological Survey of Finland
  41. (fi) Helsinki University - Institute of Seismology
  42. (fi) Turku University Finland
  43. (fr) ARMINES - Paris School of Mines
  44. (fr) CNRS France - UNISTRA - ENS
  45. (fr) Cergy Pontoise University
  46. (fr) Geosciences Rennes UMR 6118
  47. (fr) INRA Aix-en-Provence
  48. (fr) LMTG Toulouse
  49. (fr) Pau University
  50. (fr) Provence University Aix-Marseille
  51. (ie) Geological Survey of Ireland
  52. (ir) ICRAG - Irish Center for Research in Applied Geosciences
  53. (it) Milano Bicocca University
  54. (it) O.G.S. Trieste
  55. (it) Padova University
  56. (it) Politecnico di Milano
  57. (it) Politecnico di Torino
  58. (nl) TNO-NITG
  59. (nl) TU Delft - DGE
  60. (pl) Institute Geophysics Pas Varsaw
  61. (pl) Polish Geological Institute - National Research Institute - WARSAW
  62. (pt) LNEG Laboratorio Nacional de Energia e Geologia
  63. (ro) Geological Institute of Roania
  64. (se) Geological Survey 0f Sweden
  65. (se) LULEA University of Technology
  66. (se) Uppsala University - Sweden
  67. (si) Ljubljana University
  68. (sl) Geological Survey of Slovenia
  69. (uk) British Geological Survey
  70. (uk) Heriot Watt University
  71. (uk) Imperial College - London
  72. (uk) Leeds University

  1. (cn) China University Geosciences WUHAN (CUG)
  2. (cn) China University Of Petroleum (UPC)
  3. (cn) Institute of Geology CAGS
  4. (cn) State Key Laboratory of Coal Ressources and Safe Mining
  5. (kr) Chungnam National University
  6. (kr) Jungwon University
  7. (kr) KIGAM Korea
  8. (kr) KNU South Korea
  9. (kr) Kangwon National University
  10. (kr) Korea University Seoul
  11. (sa) King Abdullah University (KAUST)
  12. (sg) Nanyang Technological University - Singapore
  13. (tw) Academia SINICA
  14. (tw) ITRI Taiwan
  15. (tw) NCDR Taiwan
  16. (tw) Taiwan National University

  1. (ca) Alberta DCEE University
  2. (ca) Alberta University
  3. (ca) Geological Survey of British Columbia
  4. (ca) Geological Survey of Canada
  5. (ca) INRS ETE
  6. (ca) Industry & Research at Saskatchewan
  7. (ca) Laval University, GEOIDE
  8. (ca) Manitoba Geological Survey
  9. (ca) Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT)
  10. (ca) Saskatchewan University
  11. (ca) Simon Fraser University
  12. (ca) Toronto University
  13. (ca) URSTM - UQAT University of Quebec
  14. (ca) Waterloo University
  15. (us) Arizona University
  16. (us) BEG Texas University at Austin
  17. (us) CALTECH - California Institute of Technology
  18. (us) Energistic (POSC)
  19. (us) Geological Survey of Alaska DGGS
  20. (us) Harvard Cambridge University
  21. (us) Houston University - Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
  22. (us) Minnesota Duluth University (NRRI)
  23. (us) Oklahoma University
  24. (us) Stanford University
  25. (us) Texas A&M University
  26. (us) Texas University at Austin
  27. (us) Univ. California Santa Barbara ICS
  28. (us) Washington and Lee University

  1. (br) PUC Rio
  2. (br) SCC-LNCC Petropolis Brazil
  3. (br) UFPE-FADE Brazil
  4. (br) UNISINOS Brazil
  5. (fr) Antilles University

  1. (au) Australian National University - Canberra
  2. (au) CSIRO
  3. (au) Curtin University
  4. (au) Department of Water Western Australia
  5. (au) Geological Survey of South Australia
  6. (au) Geological Survey of Western Australia
  7. (au) Geosciences Australia
  8. (au) Geosciences Victoria
  9. (au) Melbourne University
  10. (au) Mineral Resources Tasmania
  11. (au) Monash University
  12. (au) NSW DPI GEO Survey Maitland
  13. (au) Northern Territory Geological Survey
  14. (au) Queensland Geological Survey
  15. (au) Queensland University ESSCC
  16. (au) Tasmania University
  17. (au) Western Australia University
  18. (nz) GNS Science - New Zealand

At RING, we like exchanging with sponsors about integrative numerical geology. Interactions with sponsors take many forms.

Annual Meeting

The main interaction between the RING team and sponsors happens during the annual RING meeting. This meeting is usually organized in september and allows an efficient interaction between students, researchers and consortium affiliates.

Technical conference

The schedule integrates oral and poster presentations from the RING team researchers and students, on the RING research topics. The proceedings of the conference are restricted to sponsors.

This conference also welcomes contributions from all sponsors to showcase their research work in integrative numerical geology to the community.

Proceedings papers, presentation slides and recorded presentations are accessible for all sponsors to download.


During each annual meeting, the RING team proposes a training session where sponsors can try RING software following tutorial exercises. During this session, consortium members are invited to discuss with researchers and developers in order to provide direct feedback, share ideas and initiate new lines of research and development.

Trainings and Technologies are also accessible all-year-long for all sponsors to download.


RING Team researchers can visit sponsors to discuss about topics of mutual interest and give presentations. Summer internships are also possible.

Governance: steering committee

Industrial sponsors can advise and impact the research performed by the RING team during the Steering committee.

The steering committee of the consortium is in charge of discussing and voting the budget and the research directions. Since 1994, the Steering Committee has been chaired by a President and a Vice-President elected by the members. The Steering Committee generally meets once a year right after the annual technical meeting. Each year, the Vice-President is upgraded as President and a new Vice-President is elected.

President: Abdulaziz Al-Moqbel (Saudi Aramco)

Vice-President: David Ledez (Total)

Past Presidents of the Phase III Consortium :

  • 1998 - Steve Garrett (Chevron)
  • 1999 - Olivier Dubrule (Elf)
  • 2000 - Richard Wetterauer (Exxon)
  • 2001 - Tim White (Landmark)
  • 2002 - Rupert Cole (Shell)
  • 2003 - Jackie Singleton (Phillips Petroleum)
  • 2004 - Sebastien Bombarde (ChevronTexaco)
  • 2005 - Christophe Basire (Statoil)
  • 2006 - Phil Ware (Kerr McGee)
  • 2007 - Isabelle Moretti (IFP)
  • 2008 - Alan Curtis (BHP Billiton)
  • 2009 - Luciano Pereira Dos Reis (Petrobras)
  • 2010 - Marek Czernuszenko (ExxonMobil)
  • 2011 - Francis Morandini (Total)
  • 2012 - Paolo Ruffo (ENI)
  • 2013 - Peter Suess (Wintershall)
  • 2014 - Remi Moyen (CGG)
  • 2015 - Sebastien Strebelle (Chevron)
  • 2016 - Jean-Luc Rudkiewicz (IFPEN)
  • 2017 - Emmanuel Gringarten (Paradigm)


The RING-GOCAD Consortium is managed by Association Scientifique pour la Géologie et ses Applications (ASGA), a not-for-profit organization associated to the Nancy School of Geology and GeoRessources at Université de Lorraine. The main mission of ASGA is to develop research and teaching in applied geosciences and to support the Nancy School of Geology.