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Automated 3D Interpretation of Fractures from Photorealistic Outcrop ModelsNormal access

Authors: E. Monsen, B. Savary-Sismondini, A. Bounaim, T. Brenna, S. I. Pedersen, B. Tjostheim, L. Sonneland, D. Hunt, P. Gillespie and J. Thurmond
Event name: 69th EAGE Conference and Exhibition incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2007
Session: Modelling and Sedimentological Applications to Exploration and Production
Publication date: 11 June 2007
DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.201401634
Organisations: SPE, EAGE
Language: English
Info: Extended abstract, PDF ( 259.94Kb )
Price: € 20

Summary:
F007 Automated 3D Interpretation of Fractures from Photorealistic Outcrop Models E. Monsen* (Schlumberger) B. Savary-Sismondini (Schlumberger) A. Bounaim (Schlumberger) T. Brenna (Schlumberger) S.I. Pedersen (Schlumberger) B. Tjostheim (Schlumberger) L. Sonneland (Schlumberger) D. Hunt (Hydro Oil & Energy) P. Gillespie (Hydro Oil & Energy) & J. Thurmond (Hydro Oil & Energy) SUMMARY A workflow for characterizing the discontinuity network of a carbonate outcrop is presented whereby a 3D photo-realistic digital model of the outcrop is analyzed using a new image processing procedure. The aim is to quantitatively capture the fracture geometry orientation distribution and density with respect to stratigraphy and lithology.


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