Editor's Note: The Geologic Column, which appears monthly in TLE, is (1) produced cooperatively by the SEG Interpretation Committee and the AAPG Geophysical Integration Committee and (2) coordinated by M. Ray Thomasson and Lee Lawyer.

Successful MDTs do not happen automatically. No exact formula for building, developing, and guiding MDTs is known; however, a number of elements must be present to ensure success. Table 1 lists 10 elements found in successful MDTs. This list is based on observations of more than 75 teams. In addition to my own experience building or helping build MDTs, I have incorporated observations from...

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