Morphology generation of turbidite channel structures through object-based simulation conditional to multipoint statistics

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Abstract

The turbidite channel systems are important targets for the hydrocarbons industry, however their characterization is a challenging process due to the three-dimensional complexity. These systems are constituted by channel complexes which are sets of two or more channels with similar architecture. This work presents a methodology for simulating the morphology of these submarine channels. First, it proceeds to the simulation of the channel complex trajectory using multipoint statistics of the orientation angles of a training image. The multipoint statistics are stored in a dynamic structure named “search tree”. Second, turbidite channel thalwegs are simulated using the same multipoint method, but they are conditional to the channel complex path. The methodology is applied to a case study in the Lower Congo Basin.

Morphology generation of turbidite channel structures through object-based simulation conditional to multipoint statistics (PDF Download Available). Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/286869686_Morphology_generation_of_turbidite_channel_structures_through_object-based_simulation_conditional_to_multipoint_statistics [accessed Mar 29, 2017].
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationV Congresso de Jovens Investigadores em Geociências
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2015
EventV CJIG, LEG 2015 - Évora, Portugal
Duration: 20 Nov 201524 Nov 2015

Conference

ConferenceV CJIG, LEG 2015
CountryPortugal
CityÉvora
Period20/11/1524/11/15

Keywords

  • turbidite channels
  • object-based simulation
  • multipoint statistics
  • Lower Congo Basin

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