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

12 Companies:

schlumberger  ccremersonandraaramcototalchevronequinorexxonifppetrobrasrepsol

138 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. (de) BGE Bundesgesellschaft für Endlagerung
  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) Geologischer Dienst NRW
  15. (de) Goettingen University GZG
  16. (de) Hamburg University - IFG
  17. (de) Helmholtz Zentrum Dresden Rossendorf (HZDR)
  18. (de) Hessisches Landesamt für Umwelt und Geologie
  19. (de) IFG Hannover University
  20. (de) Kiel IFG Geophysik
  21. (de) LAGB Sachsen-Anhalt
  22. (de) LBEG (NlfB Geological Survey) Hannover
  23. (de) LBGR Brandenburg
  24. (de) LGB MAINZ - Landesamt fur Geologie und Bergbau Rheinland-Pfalz
  25. (de) LGRB Freiburg University
  26. (de) LIAG Institut Hannover
  27. (de) LUNG MV - Landesamt fur Umwelt, Naturschutz und Geologie
  28. (de) Landesamt fur Natur und Umwelt - LANU
  29. (de) LfULG Dresden - Sachsisches Landesamt fur Umwelt Landwirtschaft und Geologie
  30. (de) Muenchen University
  31. (de) RWTH Aachen University
  32. (de) TLUG JENA
  33. (es) Barcelona University
  34. (es) IGME Madrid
  35. (es) Institut Cartografic i Geologic De Catalunya (ICGC)
  36. (es) Oviedo University
  37. (fi) Geological Survey of Finland
  38. (fi) Helsinki University - Institute of Seismology
  39. (fi) Turku University Finland
  40. (fr) ARMINES - Paris School of Mines
  41. (fr) CNRS France - UNISTRA - ENS
  42. (fr) Cergy Pontoise University
  43. (fr) Geosciences Rennes UMR 6118
  44. (fr) INRA Aix-en-Provence
  45. (fr) LMTG Toulouse
  46. (fr) Pau University
  47. (fr) Provence University Aix-Marseille
  48. (ie) Geological Survey of Ireland
  49. (ir) ICRAG - Irish Center for Research in Applied Geosciences
  50. (it) CNR Instit Geo Monterotondo
  51. (it) Milano Bicocca University
  52. (it) O.G.S. Trieste
  53. (it) Padova University
  54. (it) Politecnico di Milano
  55. (it) Politecnico di Torino
  56. (nl) TNO-NITG
  57. (nl) TU Delft - DGE
  58. (pl) Institute Geophysics Pas Varsaw
  59. (pl) Polish Geological Institute - National Research Institute - WARSAW
  60. (pt) LNEG Laboratorio Nacional de Energia e Geologia
  61. (ro) Geological Institute of Roania
  62. (se) Geological Survey 0f Sweden
  63. (se) LULEA University of Technology
  64. (se) Uppsala University - Sweden
  65. (si) Ljubljana University
  66. (sl) Geological Survey of Slovenia
  67. (uk) British Geological Survey
  68. (uk) Heriot Watt University
  69. (uk) Imperial College - London

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

  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) UBC Univ British of Columbia
  12. (ca) URSTM - UQAT University of Quebec
  13. (ca) Waterloo University
  14. (us) Arizona University
  15. (us) BEG Texas University at Austin
  16. (us) CALTECH - California Institute of Technology
  17. (us) Energistic (POSC)
  18. (us) Geological Survey of Alaska DGGS
  19. (us) Harvard Cambridge University
  20. (us) Houston University - Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
  21. (us) LBL
  22. (us) LBNL
  23. (us) Minnesota Duluth University (NRRI)
  24. (us) Oklahoma University
  25. (us) Stanford University
  26. (us) Texas University at Austin
  27. (us) UNIV Michigan
  28. (us) Univ. California Santa Barbara ICS
  29. (us) Washington and Lee University

  1. (br) DGEO-UFPE
  2. (br) PUC Rio
  3. (br) SCC-LNCC Petropolis 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

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.

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: David Ledez (Total)

Vice-President: Stan Jayr (Chevron)

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)
  • 2018 - Abdulaziz Al-Moqbel (Saudi Aramco)


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.