The Uncertainty Project is led by Mike Christie, who is Professor of Reservoir Engineering at Heriot-Watt University. Prior to joining Heriot-Watt in 1999, Mike worked for 18 years for BP, holding positions in research and technology development in the UK and US.
The Uncertainty Project has two Postdoctoral Research Associates: Dr Vasily Demyanov and Dr Dan Arnold.
Vasily Demyanov joined the project in February 2003, with a PhD in Spatial Statistics from the Nuclear Safety Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences (1998). He possesses broad machine learning and geostatistics experience to provide rigor to the project. Vasily has become a co-PI of the Phase III of the project and co-supervises the PhD students with Mike Christie.
Dan Arnold has geology background and a PhD in petroleum engineering from Heriot-Watt (2009). Dan is currently a Royal Society of Edinburgh Industrial Fellow.
The project also directly supports five PhD students:
Temistocles Rojas - a geologist with 11 years of experience as petroleum geologists - has started his PhD in 2010.
Lorna Backhouse (started her PhD in 2010) has statistical and geostatistical background and experience in mining industry.
Hamid Bazargan has a Petroleum Engineering background with an MSc from Stanford University. He will work on uncertainty in reservoir modelling.