July, 2018
Eriksfiord is co-author of just accepted for publication paper Erosion and ponding of Thunder Horse deepwater turbidites by mass transport complexes in Mississippi Canyon based on image log sedimentology in Marine and Petroleum Geology. (Ms. Ref. No.: JMPG-D-17-00959R2)

June 4th-6th, 2018
Great action at Eriksfiord booth G.49 at the SPWLA 2018 - London, UK, showing use cases of our VINLAND software. Thank you all for visiting us !





Mar 6th, 2018
Eriksfiord applies mathematics to save an image log else thought lost.



Dec 11th, 2017
Visit Eriksfiord at the SPWLA Houston Technology Show Monday, December 11th, and learn more about VINLAND software.

November 29th, 2017
Eriksfiord is co-author for presentation at the Permian Basin Frac Design Conference, Houston with examples using our Vinland Software Suite.

Oct, 2017
Where was Eriksfiord team on 27. OCT 2017 ? Hint: Desert, Mars simulation, excellent coffee, Low-grade metamorphic Permo-Mesozoic (Hawasina nappe) below fluvial conglomerates of fairly young age.



October 9-11th, 2017
Eriksfiord is presenting twice at the EAGE on Malta. Second talk Wed at 10am as presenter for Total. See for Technical program PDF file.

June 9th, 2017
Based on a discussion on LinkedIn we like to share our FEM research on petal fractures on BHI.

April 15th, 2017
Vinland Software Suite, version 1.8 was released today. It includes major technical upgrades of underlying technology (Platform, Database, Graphics) as well as fully supporting Java 8. The Cobra module now persists and reads back user table settings and (finally) the overall application font size is customizable by the user. For more details ask us for a copy of the release notes.

April 4th, 2017, AAPG
Visualizing a Sub-Salt Field with Image Logs: Image Facies, Mass Transport Complexes, and Reservoir Implications From Thunder Horse, Mississippi Canyon, Gulf of Mexico, by L.C. Henry (BP), J.A. Wadsworth (BP) and B. Hansen (Eriksfiord), presents a depositional model partly based on borehole image analysis by Eriksfiord. In addition to the third author, geozoans Bernd Ruehlicke, Zbynek Veselovsky and Carsten Vahle contributed.

Dec 6th, 2016
Visit Eriksfiord at the SPWLA Houston Technology Show Tuesday, December 6th, and learn more about VINLAND software.

Oct, 2016
Eriksfiord team meeting 2016, standing on blueschist. Objective of meeting was to push the blueschist back a little, thereby preventing more earthquakes in Italy.



Sep 27th, 2016
Presentation by Geology Department, Allegheny College and Eriksfiord at the GSA Annual Meeting in Denver, CO, USA, see Borehole Image Logs: A powerful tool for improved subsurface geological interpretation.

Aug 27th - Sep 4th, 2016
Eriksfiord presenting at the 35 IGC Cape Town, see Stress evolution along the Polish margin of the E European platform. The work is based on 10 FMI logs from wells operated by Orlen Upstream.

Jun 22nd, 2016
Poster presentation by Eriksfiord at the AAPG in Calgary, see The Statistical Eigenvector Analysis Technique (SEAT) for Image Log-Based Directional Measurements.

Jun 1st, 2016
Poster presentation by Eriksfiord at the Arctic exploration conference in Tromsų, Norway., see High-resolution interpretation of depositional environments based on the integration of borehole images and cores. Wisting discovery, PL537, Barents Sea, Norway.

May 18th, 2016
Presentation by Eriksfiord at the SPWLA-Houston Chapter Spring topical Conference, see SPWLA-Houston

Jan, 2016

Eriksfiord is 15 years old this year, counting from the registration of Eriksfiord AS in 2001 in Norway. But really, our roots go back to 1983 when Birger Hansen and Jean-Paul Richert founded the Dipmeter User Group as a forum for oil company specialists in log-based detection of geological structures. Now as then, our main aim is the development of a science-based methodology and user-controlled software for describing and generalizing sedimentary and deformational structures on the borehole wall, and provide independent advice to oil companies.

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Since commercial launch, our VINLAND software has already seen important additional functionality, most notably
  • Image orientation can be North, High-Side or Arbitrary

  • Vuggy porosity calculator

  • Mogi-Coulomb and Stassi D Alia criterion for shear failure

  • Stress influence on fractured rock permeability

For stress influence on compressing or dilating a dominant fracture set, we use a reversible model taking into account shear and effective normal stress. When a fracture is picked on the image, its stress state is instantly displayed.


For a given stress-tensor, spacing and aperture, contours in the stereogram above shows the fractured rock permeability relative to the unstressed state.

Brochure available here