Series Expansion-Based Genetic Inversion of Wireline Logging Data

Szabó, Norbert Péter [Szabó, Norbert Péter (Mélyfúrási geofizika), szerző] Geofizikai és Térinformatikai Intézet (ME / MFTK); MTA-ME Műszaki Földtudományi Kutatócsoport (ME / MFTK); Dobróka, Mihály [Dobróka, Mihály (Geofizika), szerző] Geofizikai és Térinformatikai Intézet (ME / MFTK)

Angol nyelvű Tudományos Szakcikk (Folyóiratcikk)
Megjelent: MATHEMATICAL GEOSCIENCES 1874-8961 1874-8953 51 (6) pp. 811-835 2019
  • SJR Scopus - Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous): Q1
An evolutionary approach is applied to solve the nonlinear well logging inverse problem. In the framework of the proposed interval inversion method, nuclear, sonic, and laterolog resistivity data measured at an arbitrary depth interval are jointly inverted, where the depth variation of porosity, water saturation, and shale volume is expanded into series using Legendre polynomials as basis functions. In the interval inversion procedure, the series expansion coefficients are estimated by using an adaptive float-encoded genetic algorithm. Since the solution of the inverse problem using traditional linear optimization tools highly depends on the selection of the initial model, a heuristic search is necessary to reduce the initial model dependence of the interval inversion procedure. The genetic inversion strategy used in interval inversion seeks the global extreme of the objective function and provides an estimate of the vertical distribution of petrophysical parameters, even starting the inversion procedure from extremely high distances from the optimum. For a faster computational process, after a couple of thousand generations, the genetic algorithm is replaced by some linear optimization steps. The added advantage of using the Marquardt algorithm is the possibility to characterize the accuracy of the series expansion coefficients and derived petrophysical properties. A Hungarian oil field example demonstrates the feasibility and stability of the improved interval inversion method. As a significance, the genetic inversion method does not require prior knowledge or strong restrictions on the values of petrophysical properties and gives highly reliable estimation results practically independent of the initial model and core information.
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2020-09-26 13:57