Jeffrey M. Yarus

Case Western Reserve University

Jeffrey Yarus is a Professor at the Case Western Reserve University and a retired Halliburton Technology Fellow for Landmark with over 42 years of industry experience. Jeffrey’s specific areas of thought leadership include Earth Modeling and Geostatistics, and he is the technical lead and a Senior Manager of DecisionSpace Earth and Reservoir Modeling software. Early in his career, Dr. Yarus enjoyed the opportunity to work with a number of Major Oil Companies and Technology Service Companies including Amoco, Marathon, Beicip-Franlab, and Roxar. In 2001, Yarus and a business partner were responsible for funding their own research and consulting company – Quantitative Geosciences (QGSI) – specializing in applied Earth Modeling. The QGSI staff along with Dr. Yarus joined Landmark Graphics Corporation in 2006 to build an Earth Modeling software product; today a core module on the DecisionSpace Geoscience Suite. Dr. Yarus earned his Ph.D. and master’s degree in Geology from the University of South Carolina and his bachelor’s degree in Geology from the College of Wooster. Yarus served as a Chair of a number of AAPG’s committees including the Computer Applications, Publications, and Reservoir Development Committees. He has authored many papers and abstracts on reservoir modeling and Geostatistics including AAPG volumes on Stochastic Modeling and Geostatistics, the chapter on Reservoir Characterization and Geostatistics and the recent SPE Petroleum Engineering Handbook, Volume 6. An acknowledged lecturer and author in the industry, Dr. Yarus earned the distinction of 12-year Adjunct Faculty Member for the University of Houston Department Of Petroleum Engineering. He is one of the senior editors of the Stochastic Modeling volumes in AAPG’s Computer Applications Series. In 2016, Dr. Yarus received the prestigious, George Matheron Lecturer Award from the International Association of Mathematical Geosciences.

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