Simulating realistic sedimentary bodies while conditioning all the available data is a major topic of research. In this new paper published in Computers & Geosciences journal, we present a new method to simulate the channel morphologies resulting from the deposition processes. It relies on a formal grammar system, the Lindenmayer system, or L-system.  Attraction and repulsion constraints enable to condition various data types, from well data to probability cubes or a confinement. The application to a synthetic case highlights the method's ability to manage various data while preserving at best the channel morphology.

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Rongier G., Collon P., Renard P. (2017). Stochastic simulation of channelized sedimentary bodies using a constrained L-system. Computers & Geosciences, 105, 158–168. DOI: 10.1016/j.cageo.2017.05.006