Et profilbilde

Associate Professor
Lisa Jean Watson { "honorific-suffix": "Associate Professor", "fn": "Lisa Jean Watson", "tel": "Telephone: +47 51832284", "email": "" }

Faculty Faculty of Science and Technology
Department Department of Energy Resources
Room KE E-322

Research fields

Mapping using geographic information software.
Applying GIS to petroleum exploration.
Combining spatial databases.
Lidar for archaeological and geological applications.
Multi-criteria evaluation for spatial-based decision-making.
Quantifying uncertainty in spatial data and models.

Selected publications

Bingham*, L., A. Escalona, and D. Karssenberg, 2016, Error propagation in a fuzzy logic multi-criteria evaluation for petroleum exploration: International Journal of Geographical Information Science, v. 30, no. 8, p. 1552-1578, doi:

Bingham*, L., R. Zurita-Milla, and A. Escalona, 2012, GIS-based Fuzzy Logic for Petroleum Exploration: AAPG Bulletin, v.96, p. 2121-2142.

Bingham*, L., and A. Escalona, 2011, Creating a Unified Geologic Database: The Need for a Global Standard: First Break, v.29, p. 41-48.

Bingham*, L., and Escalona, A., 2010, Mapping Known 'Green' Energy Sources in Northern Europe, 29th Nordic Winter Conference, Oslo, Norway.

Sekulic, M., A. Mansourian, A. Siljeg, L. Watson, and B. Cavric, 2020, Multi-Criteria spatial-based modelling for optimal alignment of roadway by-passes in the Tlokweng Planning Area, Botswana (Journal of Spatial Science, doi: 10.1080/14498596.2020.1755731.

Trede, Cicilie; Cardozo, Nestor; Watson, Lisa (2019). What is the appropriate sample size for strike and dip measurements? An evaluation from compass, smartphone and LiDAR measurements. Norwegian Journal of Geology. ISSN 2387-5844. Volum 99. Hefte 3. s. 1-14. DOI: 10.17850/njg99-3-4.

Watson, Lisa; Straatsma, Menno W.; Wanders, Niko; Verstegen, Judith Anne; de Jong, Steven M.; Karssenberg, Derek (2019). Global ecosystem service values in climate class transitions. Environmental Research Letters. ISSN 1748-9326. Volum 15. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/ab5aab.

Watson, L., and A. Escalona, in press, Creating spatial-based paleogeography from plate reconstructions: A methodology, in C. Bartolini, ed., Eastern Caribbean?northeastern South American boundary: Tectonic evolution, basin architecture, and petroleum systems: AAPG Memoir 123, AAPG.

*Formerly Bingham.

Research in progress

Spatial-based ecosystem service valuation and quantified uncertainty
Remote sensing applied to archaeological and geologic settings
Combining spatial databases
Fuzzy logic for petroleum exploration in GIS

Completed research projects:
Caribbean Basins, Tectonics and Hydrocarbons
Lower Cretaceous basin studies in the Arctic

Work experience

August 2009 - present
Associate professor
Instructor for introductory GIS course and thesis seminar
Universitet i Stavanger

September 2005-July 2009
Research  Scientist Associate
The University of Texas at Austin

Scientific publications (from Cristin)

  • Bingham, Lisa (2017). Spatial-based assessment at continental to global scale: Case studies in petroleum exploration and ecosystem services. Utrecht University. ISBN 978-90-6266-475-7. 185 p.
  • Bingham, Lisa; Karssenberg, Derek (2014). Error propagation in a fuzzy logic spatial multi-criteria evaluation. AGILE; 2014-06-03 - 2014-06-06.
  • Bingham, Lisa; Escalona, Alejandro; Zurita-Milla, Raul (2012). GIS-based Analysis for Petroleum Exploration - Case Study of Northern South America. EAGE; 2012-04-02 - 2012-04-05.
  • costley, ruth; Mann, Paul; Escalona, Alejandro; Bingham, Lisa Jean; Vargas, Carlos (2011). GIS database for research on active tectonics and basinal studies in Colombia and its offshore Caribbean and Pacific margin. Penrose; 2011-01-17 - 2011-01-21.
  • Escalona, Alejandro; Bingham, Lisa Jean (2011). Peak oil: An elusive target. The impact of technology and frontier exploration. NGF; 2011-01-11 - 2011-01-13.
  • Bingham, Lisa; Escalona, Alejandro (2010). Mapping Known 'Green' Energy Sources in Northern Europe. 2010-01-11 - 2010-01-13.
  • Bingham, Lisa; Escalona, Alejandro; Mann, Paul (2010). Creaming curves and discovery trends of 5 basins from the Gulf of Mexico to northern South America. 2010-04-11 - 2010-04-14.
  • Bingham, Lisa; Escalona, Alejandro; Mann, Paul (2010). Creating a unified geologic database ? methods and techniques , EAGE annual conference. 2010-06-14 - 2010-06-17.
  • Escalona, Alejandro; Mann, Paul; Bingham, Lisa (2009). GIS-based hydrocarbon resource map of the Mexican sector of the Gulf of Mexico. 2009-06-07 - 2009-06-10.
  • Escalona, Alejandro; Mann, Paul; Bingham, Lisa (2009). Hydrocarbon exploration plays in the greater Caribbean region and neighboring provinces. 2009-06-08 - 2009-06-11.
  • Escalona, Alejandro; Mann, Paul; Bingham, Lisa (2008). Hydrocarbon exploration plays in the great Caribbean region and neighboring provinces. 2008-04-20 - 2008-04-23.