ADVANCES IN SEARCH THEORY WITH APPLICATION TO PETROLEUM EXPLORATION

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Amount:
$199,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
1986
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
766
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Wagner D H Associates Inc.
Station Square One, Paoli, PA, 19301
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Drs. H.r. Richardson/l.d.
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Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
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Abstract
THE PROPOSED RESEARCH WILL SEEK TO ADVANCE SEARCH THEORY TO APPLY MORE DIRECTLY TO PROBLEMS IN PETROLEUM EXPLORATION.STOCHASTIC MODELS WILL BE DEVELOPED TO REPRESENT SUBSURFACE STRUCTURES AND OIL BEARING SANDS. THESE WILL BE COMBINED IN A BAYESIAN FRAMEWORK TO ALLOW PRIOR ESTIMATES OF DRILLINGSUCCESS TO BE UPDATED AS NEW INFORMATION IS OBTAINED FROM GEOPHYSICAL SENSORS AND FORM BORE HOLE DATA. THE APPLICATION OF THE WORK WILL BE TO IMPROVE THE ESTIMATION OF SUCCESS PROBABILITY IN DRILLING VENTURES. THIS SHOULD LEAD TO BETTER EXPLORATION DECISIONS IN COMPLEX SITUATIONS WHERE SPARSE GEOLOGICAL DATA MAKE IT DIFFICULT TO ESTIMATE THE SUBSURFACE STRUCTURE IN A DETERMINISTIC WAY.

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