Color images of Kansas subsurface geology from well logs

Computers & Geosciences
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Modern wireline log combinations give highly diagnostic information that goes beyond the basic shale content, pore volume, and fluid saturation of older logs. Pattern recognition of geology from logs is made conventionally through either the examination of log overlays or log crossplots. Both methods can be combined through the use of color as a medium of information by setting the three color primaries of blue, green, and red light as axes of three dimensional color space. Multiple log readings of zones are rendered as composite color mixtures which, when plotted sequentially with depth, show lithological successions in a striking manner. The method is extremely simple to program and display on a color monitor. Illustrative examples are described from the Kansas subsurface. ?? 1986.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Color images of Kansas subsurface geology from well logs
Series title Computers & Geosciences
DOI 10.1016/0098-3004(86)90066-X
Volume 12
Issue 4
Year Published 1986
Language English
Publisher Elsevier
Publisher location Amsterdam, Netherlands
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Computers and Geosciences
First page 519
Last page 526