Fractals in Petroleum Geology and Earth Processes

  • Christopher C. Barton
  • Paul R. La Pointe

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Christopher C. Barton, Christopher H. Scholz
    Pages 13-34
  3. Roy E. Plotnick, Karen L. Prestegaard
    Pages 73-96
  4. Karen L. Prestegaard, Roy E. Plotnick
    Pages 113-126
  5. Jeffrey K. Weissel, Alberto Malinverno, David J. Harding, Garry D. Karner
    Pages 127-142
  6. Laura J. Pyrak-Nolte, David D. Nolte, Neville G. W. Cook
    Pages 143-178
  7. Jens Feder, Torstein Jøssang
    Pages 179-226
  8. Paul Meakin, Anthony D. Fowler
    Pages 227-261
  9. Paul R. La Pointe, Christopher C. Barton
    Pages 263-278
  10. John P. Todoeschuck
    Pages 295-314
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 315-317

About this book


In this unique volume, renowned experts discuss the applications of fractals in petroleum research-offering an excellent introduction to the subject. Contributions cover a broad spectrum of applications from petroleum exploration to production. Papers also illustrate how fractal geometry can quantify the spatial heterogeneity of different aspects of geology and how this information can be used to improve exploration and production results.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Christopher C. Barton
    • 1
  • Paul R. La Pointe
    • 2
  1. 1.United States Geological SurveyDenver Federal CenterDenverUSA
  2. 2.Golder Associates Inc.RedmondUSA

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