Olivier Dubrule obtained a PhD Degree in Petroleum Geostatistics at Ecole des Mines de Paris in 1981. He then worked for Sohio Petroleum Company in the USA (1982-1986), Shell International in The Netherlands (1986-1991) and, since 1991, he has been with Elf and Total, working in France, the UK and Qatar. Dubrule was Manager of the Total Geoscience Research Centre in Aberdeen (UK) (2004-2008) and of the Total Research Centre Qatar (2008-2011). He was VP Geoscience Training and technical Image in Pau (France) (2012-2014). Dubrule is currently seconded by Total as Visiting Professor at Imperial College, London (UK).
Olivier Dubrule has authored many papers in the field of geostatistics and earth modelling. In 1991, he received the President's prize of the International Association of Mathematical Geology, for "Outstanding Contribution to Mathematical Geology by an individual 35 years or younger". In the last decade, he organised and chaired a number of events organized by SPE, EAGE, SEG or AAPG. Dubrule is the author of AAPG Course Notes Series #38 "Geostatistics in Petroleum Geology", and editor (with E. Damsleth) of "Petroleum Geostatistics" a Special Issue of EAGE's Petroleum Geoscience Journal, published in 2001.He was the SEG/EAGE DISC (Distinguished Instructor Short Course) in 2003 and President of EAGE (European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers) in 2004-2005.