Traditionally, well logs have been analyzed as each well is drilled and completed, allowing for careful human interpretation. Modern resource plays and old conventional plays may have thousands of newly available digital wells in a survey, providing both the opportunity and the need for computer-assisted interpretation workflows. Because seismic attributes provide significant help in the interpretation of the 100s of thousands of traces in a 3D seismic survey, we hypothesize that similar "well log" attributes should be able to help the interpretation of the thousands of wells that fall within a given 3D seismic survey. In this paper, we modify a one-dimensional Kuwahara filter to identify upward fining and upward coarsening trends routinely used in the interpretation of gamma ray logs. We believe that by mapping such quantitative estimates that the interpreter will gain deeper insight into the environment of deposition.
Presentation Date: Thursday, October 18, 2018
Start Time: 8:30:00 AM
Location: 209A (Anaheim Convention Center)
Presentation Type: Oral