ADDGEO: An Intelligent Agent to Assist Geologist Finding Petroleum in Offshore Lands

  • Ana Cristina Bicharra Garcia
  • Paula Marisa Maciel
  • Inhaúma Neves Ferraz
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1821)


In this paper, we present an intelligent agent (ADDGEO) that assists geologists identifying rocks constituents during thin section analysis. ADDGEO is a hybrid tool using both a knowledge base and a neural net to recognize existent visual patterns in thin sections alone or with the user participation. ADDGEO was recently deployed in a Brazilian oil company presenting benefits to improve the geologists task completion. In addition, it has shown a potential use as a training tool.


Thin Section Radial Basis Function Neural Network Intelligent Agent Thin Section Analysis Diagnosis Task 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ana Cristina Bicharra Garcia
    • 1
  • Paula Marisa Maciel
    • 1
  • Inhaúma Neves Ferraz
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituto de ComputaçãoUniversidade Federal Fluminense — BrazilNiterói — RJBrasil

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