This special edition is a collection of five technical papers submitted after the 2018 Gussow Conference. “Closing the Gap III: Advances in Applied Geomodeling for Hydrocarbon Reservoirs” covered “must read” topics in the field of Geomodeling. In this foreword, the conference, its theme, and the current state of geomodeling as a distinct technical discipline will be discussed.

The papers in this edition address relevant challenges, describe them, and illustrate practical solutions giving paths forward for each of the different situations. The papers cover subjects such as: 1) the transfer of geological sedimentary concepts to models capturing the concept patterns; 2)...

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