The RING Team is seeking outstanding PhD candidates to address research questions in integrative numerical geology. PhD topics outlined below, can be tailored to the interests and experience of the successful candidate. These full-time positions are for a three-year term and shall start in fall 2020.

PhD Proposal 1: Stochastic seismic structural interpretation of geological faults

PhD Proposal 2: Geomodel updating and transdimensional flow inverse problems

 Application files must be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before July 19th.

Congratulations Dr. Nicolas Mastio for this excellent (and remote) PhD defense on 2020 April 21!

Improving the global coherency of the Shared Earth Model using static, dynamic and geomechanics data

 NicolasMastio Image

Pierre Anquez. ( 2019 )
Université de Lorraine
Defended on 12-06-2019, at the University of Lorraine, as part of the Sirena Doctoral School - Science and Engineering of Natural Resources (Lorraine),
in partnership with Géoressources (Nancy) (laboratory)

Repair and simplification of geological boundary representation models : impact on mesh and numerical simulation in seismology and hydrodynamics

Image Pierre Anquez

May this holiday season be filled with love, friendship, happiness, sharing …

Best wishes to you!


We are very pleased to announce Nicolas' PhD defense on March 05, 2020 in ENSG, Amphi G at 2:00 pm

Stochastic seismic interpretation of salt bodies:

detection, sampling and impact on imaging



salt model 3d

Congratulations to Dr. Gabriel Godefroy who sucessfully defended his PhD on kinematic and stochastic fault modeling on the 29th of March 2018! You can have a look at the presentation here

 Gabriel's PhD thesis is available, and you ay also want to check out his Mathematical Geoscience paper and Interpretation paper.

Image these gabi.

Each year, the French Académie des Sciences awards nearly 80 prizes covering all scientific fields. This year, it honoured 3 researchers from Université de Lorraine were recipients of Academy Awards on 15 October 2019 under the dome of the Institut de France, including Guillaume Caumon, awarded the “Michel Gouilloud-Schlumberger” Prize.



guillaume caumon copyright simon cassanas



SIGMA is a research library developed by the RING team.The version uploaded for this training has programs for acoustic modeling, extended imaging, and structural interpolation.

Annonce 30th Anniversary 2019 RING Meeting

The 2019 RING Meeting celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Consortium !

In the introduction below, we propose an overview of this year's program blended with an historical perspective of some significant Consortium achievements.

We are very pleased to announce two PhD defenses and a small workshop on geophysics and structural modeling on April 24 and 25, 2019.

- April 24, 13h (ENSG, Amphi G): PhD Defense of Julien Renaudeau: Continuous formulation of implicit structural modeling discretized with mesh reduction methods.

- April 25, 9h (ENSG, Amphi H): Geophysics and structural modeling workshop

  • 9h Sophie Viseur (CEREGE, Aix-Marseille Universite): Extra-terrestrial modeling
  • 9h30 Florian Wellmann (RWTH Aachen): Quantification of uncertainties in geological models
  • 10h Laetitia Le Pourhiet (Université Pierre et Marie Curie): 3D thermo-mechanical forward modelling of long term tectonic processes
  • 10h30 Break
  • 10h45 Alexandrine Gesret (Mines Paris Tech): Uncertainty estimation by stochastic seismic tomography
  • 11h15 Pierre Thore (Total): On time-laspe seismic and history matching.
  • 11h45 Thomas Bohlen (KIT): Applications of Full Waveform Inversion at different spatial scales [PDF]

- April 25, 14h30 (ENSG, Amphi H): PhD Defense of Modeste Irakarama: Towards Reducing Structural Interpretation Uncertainties Using Seismic Data.

The RING team wishes you a merry holiday season, and a happy and peaceful year 2018 !

RING's (salt) Chrismas Tree. Happy Holiday Season!

This RING Christmas Tree was generated with SKUA-GOCAD using the stochastic method of Nicolas Clausolles, see Nicolas's IAMG 2018 award on salt modeling.

Discover or rediscover the introduction to the 2018 RING Meeting.

All papers, presentations and records are at your disposal in the Sponsor’s Corner.

Congratulations to Modeste Irakarama who won the best student oral presentation, about the interpolation of geological structures, entitled: Finite Difference Implicit Structural Modelling.

The RING Team is pleased to present you the Newsletter for April 2018.

Discover our exclusive new display !

In this issue, you will:

  • Get acquainted with our new Team members
  • Follow all the Team during upcoming conferences and trips
  • Be focused on RINGMesh
  • Have all the necessary information about 2018 RING Meeting
  • And many other things...