Mathematical Geology

, Volume 39, Issue 2, pp 141–157 | Cite as

Simulating Sedimentary Successions Using Syntactic Pattern Recognition Techniques

  • E. June HillEmail author
  • Cedric Griffiths

Sections from a sedimentary succession can be simulated using a process which includes both probabilistic and deterministic information. The inclusion of both of these types of information allows the production of geologically realistic simulations which contain the required level of heterogeneity. The process uses syntactic pattern recognition techniques and is based on the formal description of a geological model using a grammar. The simulations can be conditioned on well data.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research OrganisationPetroleum ResourcesBentleyAustralia

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