By Benoit B. Mandelbrot (auth.), Christopher C. Barton, Paul R. La Pointe (eds.)
In this specific quantity, popular specialists talk about the functions of fractals in petroleum research-offering a superb advent to the topic. Contributions disguise a large spectrum of functions from petroleum exploration to creation. Papers additionally illustrate how fractal geometry can quantify the spatial heterogeneity of alternative facets of geology and the way this data can be utilized to enhance exploration and construction results.
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Because size distribution is convergent, and the large accumulations are discovered early in the exploration process, the yield ratio (barrels of oil per foot of drilling) declines for two reasons. First, the net volume per field-size drops off rapidly with field-size class, and second, progressively more drilling is required in order to discover progressively 32 CHRISTOPHER C. BARTON AND PAUL R. LA POINTE smaller accumulations. One can determine what the economic truncation will be as a function of the cost of drilling and the price of oil, so that one can estimate the economic limits as well as the ultimate resource limits.
The Oil and Gas Journal, Journal survey of proved reserves: Where the nation's oil is stored, January 27, 1958, 163-168 (1958). Sichel, H. lnst. Mining and Metallurgy (London) 61, 161-283 (1952). Thebaut, J. Y, Distribution lognormale de certain caracteres de quelques phenomenes geologiques et ses application, Revue de Statistique Appliquee 9, 37-87 (1961). , Enige kwantitatieve aspecten van het problem der hulpverlening aan onderontwikkelde landen, De Economist 101, 721-749 (1953). 2 The Fractal Size and Spatial Distribution of Hydrocarbon Accumulations Implications for Resource Assessment and Exploration Strategy Christopher C.