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From intuition to statistics in building subsurface structural models

World Oil
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Abstract

Experts associated with the oil and gas exploration industry suggest that combining forward trishear models with stochastic global optimization algorithms allows a quantitative assessment of the uncertainty associated with a given structural model. The methodology is applied to incompletely imaged structures related to deepwater hydrocarbon reservoirs and results are compared to prior manual palinspastic restorations and borehole data. This methodology is also useful for extending structural interpretations into other areas of limited resolution, such as subsalt in addition to extrapolating existing data into seismic data gaps. This technique can be used for rapid reservoir appraisal and potentially have other applications for seismic processing, well planning, and borehole stability analysis.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title From intuition to statistics in building subsurface structural models
Series title World Oil
Volume 232
Issue 6
Year Published 2011
Language English
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Larger Work Title World Oil
First page 97
Last page 101
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