Interpretation of subsurface data is done with models, either conceptual or digital. Every interpreter brings to the process a knowledge set of “preconceived answers” derived from literature, illustrated examples, or personal experience. This provides a basis regarding what the “answer should look like.” These prior experiences guide and influence the interpreter in the derivation of geology and properties from the observations of the subsurface. The use of models in interpretation is also utilized when a set of assumptions makes the computation of interpretation results simpler (e.g., a flat layered earth). The simplification process can provide a framework in which classifications...

First Page Preview

First page PDF preview
You do not currently have access to this article.