The work introduces a new method for simulation of facies distribution for two categories based on Fourier analysis of Boolean functions. According this method, two categories of facies distributed along vertical wells are encoded as Boolean functions taking two values. The subsequent simulation process is divided into three consecutive steps. First, Boolean functions of well data are decomposed into a binary version of Fourier series. Then, decomposition coefficients are simulated over 2-dimensional area as stationary random fields. Finally, synthetic data in the interwell space is reconstructed as Fourier sum from simulated coefficients. The new method was implemented in an experimental software and tested on a case of real oil field.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication4th EAGE Conference on Petroleum Geostatistics
PublisherEuropean Association of Geoscientists and Engineers
ISBN (Electronic)9789462822962
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019
Event4th EAGE Conference on Petroleum Geostatistics - Florence
Duration: 2 Sep 20196 Sep 2019


Conference4th EAGE Conference on Petroleum Geostatistics

Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
  • Geology
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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