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The Gold-Standard “Bible” for Applied Subsurface Geological Mapping: Extensively Updated for Working Teams’ Latest Advances
Long recognized as the most authoritative, practical, and comprehensive guide to structural mapping methods, Applied Three-Dimensional Subsurface Geological Mapping, Third Edition, has been thoroughly updated to reflect recent technical developments, with an emphasis on shale play basins, horizontal drilling, unconventional resources, and modern workflows.
The authors of this edition have more than a century of collective experience in hydrocarbon exploration and development, in major, large, independent companies throughout the world. In this long-awaited update, they present revised and new chapters on computer mapping, shale basin exploration, and prospect reserves and risk. They introduce key innovations related to shale reservoirs, hydraulic fracturing, and deviated, horizontal, and directional wells, along with expanded discussions of computer interpretations and mapping.
Throughout, the book links theory and practice based on fundamental geoscience principles. These principles will help you integrate all available geological, geophysical, and engineering data, to generate more reasonable and viable subsurface interpretations, and to construct maps that successfully identify reserves.
Chapter 1: Introduction to Subsurface Mapping
Chapter 2: Contouring and Contouring Techniques
Chapter 3: Directionally Drilled Wells and Directional Surveys
Chapter 4: Log Correlation Techniques
Chapter 5: Integration of Geophysical Data in Subsurface Mapping
Chapter 6: Cross Sections
Chapter 7: Fault Maps
Chapter 8: Structure Maps
Chapter 9: Interpretation of Three-Dimensional Seismic Data
Chapter 10: Compressional Structures: Balancing and Interpretation
Chapter 11: Extensional Structures: Balancing and Interpretation
Chapter 12: Strike-Slip Faults and Associated Structures
Chapter 13: Growth Structures
Chapter 14: Isochore and Isopach Maps