Fractals in Petroleum Geology and Earth Processes by Benoit B. Mandelbrot (auth.), Christopher C. Barton, Paul R.

By Benoit B. Mandelbrot (auth.), Christopher C. Barton, Paul R. La Pointe (eds.)

In this exact quantity, well known specialists speak about the purposes of fractals in petroleum research-offering an exceptional advent to the topic. Contributions conceal a wide spectrum of purposes from petroleum exploration to creation. Papers additionally illustrate how fractal geometry can quantify the spatial heterogeneity of alternative points of geology and the way this data can be utilized to enhance exploration and construction results.

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MANDELBROT offshore islands near tosses lOOO and 6000, a major archipelago between tosses 7000 and 8000, and a few isolated islands near tosses 8900 and 9900. Everyday language makes sharp distinctions between a continent and an island and an ocean and a lake. This may simply reflect the fact that in coin-tossing the distribution of the returns to zero yields far more very small and very large values in far greater numbers than is the case for the more usual probability distributions upon which the intuition of chance has historically been based.

Barton, C. , and La Pointe, P. , Fractals in the Earth Sciences, Plenum Press, New York, 1995. Barton, C. , Scholz, C. , Herring, P. , and Thomas, W. 1, Fractal nature of hydrocarbon deposits-2. Spatial distribution, Am. Assoc. Petroleum Geologists Bull. 75, 539 (1991). , and Kaufman, G. , Oil and gas discovery modeled as sampling without replacement and proportional to random size, Sloan School Working Paper No. 888-76 (1976). , and Feldcamp, L. , The evidence for and implications of a fractal distribution of petroleum reserves, Society of Petroleum Engineers, SPE 25826, pp.

Petroleum Geologists Bull. 68, 426-437 (1984). Barton, C. , and La Pointe, P. , Fractals in the Earth Sciences, Plenum Press, New York, 1995. Barton, C. , Scholz, C. , Herring, P. , and Thomas, W. 1, Fractal nature of hydrocarbon deposits-2. Spatial distribution, Am. Assoc. Petroleum Geologists Bull. 75, 539 (1991). , and Kaufman, G. , Oil and gas discovery modeled as sampling without replacement and proportional to random size, Sloan School Working Paper No. 888-76 (1976). , and Feldcamp, L. , The evidence for and implications of a fractal distribution of petroleum reserves, Society of Petroleum Engineers, SPE 25826, pp.

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