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Title: Solving subsurface structural problems using a computer

Abstract

Until recently, the solution of subsurface structural problems has required a combination of graphical construction, trigonometry, time, and patience. Recent advances in software available for both mainframe and microcomputers now reduce the time and potential error of these calculations by an order of magnitude. Software for analysis of deviated wells, three point problems, apparent dip, apparent thickness, and the intersection of two planes, as well as the plotting and interpretation of these data can be used to allow timely and accurate exploration or operational decisions. The available computer software provides a set of utilities, or tools, rather than a comprehensive, intelligent system. The burden for selection of appropriate techniques, computation methods, and interpretations still lies with the explorationist user.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. (ARCO Oil and Gas Co., Plano, TX (USA))
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5406160
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 5406160
Report Number(s):
CONF-8703189--
Journal ID: ISSN 0149-1423; CODEN: AABUD
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AAPG Bulletin (American Association of Petroleum Geologists); (USA); Journal Volume: 71:2; Conference: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Southwest Section convention, Dallas, TX (USA), 22-24 Mar 1987
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; PETROLEUM DEPOSITS; EXPLORATION; PETROLEUM GEOLOGY; DATA ANALYSIS; COMPUTER CALCULATIONS; COMPUTER GRAPHICS; COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN; MICROPROCESSORS; PROGRAMMING; COMPUTERS; ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS; GEOLOGIC DEPOSITS; GEOLOGY; MICROELECTRONIC CIRCUITS; MINERAL RESOURCES; RESOURCES 020200* -- Petroleum-- Reserves, Geology, & Exploration

Citation Formats

Witte, D.M. Solving subsurface structural problems using a computer. United States: N. p., 1987. Web.
Witte, D.M. Solving subsurface structural problems using a computer. United States.
Witte, D.M. Sun . "Solving subsurface structural problems using a computer". United States.
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abstractNote = {Until recently, the solution of subsurface structural problems has required a combination of graphical construction, trigonometry, time, and patience. Recent advances in software available for both mainframe and microcomputers now reduce the time and potential error of these calculations by an order of magnitude. Software for analysis of deviated wells, three point problems, apparent dip, apparent thickness, and the intersection of two planes, as well as the plotting and interpretation of these data can be used to allow timely and accurate exploration or operational decisions. The available computer software provides a set of utilities, or tools, rather than a comprehensive, intelligent system. The burden for selection of appropriate techniques, computation methods, and interpretations still lies with the explorationist user.},
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journal = {AAPG Bulletin (American Association of Petroleum Geologists); (USA)},
number = ,
volume = 71:2,
place = {United States},
year = {Sun Feb 01 00:00:00 EST 1987},
month = {Sun Feb 01 00:00:00 EST 1987}
}

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