3D Geological Modeling
LYNX geological modeling is based on advanced
surface and volume modeling technology .... designed to provide the functionality
required for 3D interpretation and modeling of complex subsurface conditions.
The modeling technology is fully integrated with LYNX data management,
geostatistics and geo-engineering functionality.
Interactive Geological Interpretation
Advanced volume modeling technology and
interactive viewplane manipulation capabilities allow complex geological
conditions to be interpreted on the computer using methods that are immediately
familiar to all geoscientists. A typical interpretation progresses from
interpreted sections, to intersecting fence sections, to a full 3D interpretation
of geological volumes. Interpretation may be performed at any orientation
appropriate to the geological conditions. Boundary snapping and selection
tools, combined with interactive geological sectioning, ensure 3D integrity
of the final interpretation. The modeling algorithms allow the degree of
detail incorporated to be adjusted to suit characterization objectives.
|Surface Modeling Tools|
|3D Geological Modeling from Surfaces|
modeling tools provide an alternative modeling option to interactive
interpretation. They allow rapid generation of geological models from structural
and stratigraphic surface information. Surface-based techniques are particularly
appropriate to relatively simple geological conditions, such as layered
stratigraphy. They may also be used in conjunction with interactive
interpretation where this is appropriate.
Integrated 3D Geostatistics Functionality
integral functionality between 3D geological modeling and 3D geostatistics (see Geostatistical Analysis and Estimation)
complete geological control of the geostatistical prediction process
Spatial integration of volume and grid data structures provides integrated vector and voxel-based functionality. This provides the basis for geological control of the geostatistical prediction process using 3D interpretation models of geology.
|2D Visualization Tools|
2D viewplane visualization; orthogonal projections of any combination of characterization information and modeling results onto viewplane sections at any 3D orientation and scale; with interactive viewplane manipulation, variable data projection depths, scale distortion, and a wide range of display formats including contouring, color-coding, histogram displays, color-mapping, boundary hi-lighting and geological sectioning.
|3D Visualization Tools|