Paul Baville

PhD Thesis:  Complex sedimentary basin geometry uncertainty assessment by stochastically simulating multi-well chronostratigraphic correlations from well-logs and core-samples using the Dynamic Time Warping algorithm.

PhD Thesis supervisor: Guillaume Caumon (Univ. Lorraine - RING Team)

PhD Thesis co-supervisors: Cédric Carpentier (Univ. Lorraine - CNRS) & Marcus Apel (Equinor)

PhD Thesis monitoring committee:  Antoine Tabbone (Univ. Lorraine - Loria) & Dirk Knaust (Equinor)

Research Topics:

  • Stochastic Simulation of Stratigraphic Sequences for Wells.
    • Maximum Flooding Surfaces (MFS), which correspond to most marine depositional conditions, may be interpreted from Gamma Ray. Indeed, high value of Gamma Ray might correspond to most marine depositional conditions. Using Discrete Wavelet Transform (DWT) applied on gamma ray log, we can compute a normalized cumulative density function of finding a MFS at each depth. Using this normalized cdf, MFS may be stochastically simulated.
  • Computer-assisted chronostratigraphic multi-well correlation.
    • Well correlation based on facies interpretations and paleo-distality. Markers are associated if they are consistent with depositional environments. Along the structural strike direction, chronostratigraphy tends to associate similar facies. At the opposite, along the structural dip direction, proximal shallow facies are associated with distal deep facies, other associations are exculded.
    • Well correlation based on facies interpretations and dipmeter data. Chronostratigraphic surfaces are simulated between well markers using Bézier cubic interpolations. Every possible interpolations are compared with a theoretical depositional profile and the smaller the variation, the higher the likelihood.
  • Stochastic dipmeter data computation from four-directional resistivity log correlation.
    • Using the Dynamic Time Warping (DTW) to correlate four-directional resistivity logs, it is possible to associate resistivity markers minimizing the variance. Once markers associated, it is possible to compute dips and dip directions for each marker associations.
  • Bayesian updating of horizontal well trajectory while drilling using relative geological time.
  • Magnetostratigraphic time-to-depth multi-well correlation

IAMG Student Chapter Seminaries / Webinaries

  • 02/14/2019 - Dynamic Time Warping in Stochastic Multi-Well Correlations.
  • 05/23/2019 - From Well Log to Stratigraphic Layering: Automation, Uncertainties and Impact on Reservoir Behavior.
  • 11/21/2019 - Multi-Well Correlation based on Facies Interpretation.
  • 07/01/2020 - Surface Interpolation (with Capucine Legentil).
  • 10/15/2020 - Multi-Well Correlation based on Dipmeter data.
  • 01/14/2021 - IAMG Student Chapter Presentation (with Capucine Legentil).

RING Consortium Seminaries / Webinaries

  • 03/09/2021 - Multi-Well Correlation - Facies versus Distality

Achievements (2019 - 2020):

  • Computer-assisted multi-well stochastic correlations: Chronostratigraphic surface simulation using Bézier cubic interpolations
  • Magnetostratigraphic time-to-depth multi-well correlation using the Dynamic Time Warping on well-log data.
  • Facies correlation based on lithostratigraphic and chronostratigraphic associations based on the paleo-environment (transport direction, paleo-depth, paleo-distality ...) using Dynamic Time Warping on well-log data.

Achievements (2018 - 2019):

  • Stochastic detection of stratigraphic sequences from well data (Gamma Ray log) using discrete wavelet transform (Haar functions).
  • Sedimentological interpretation of well core samples and creation of different well logs based on these different interpretations (Petrophysical facies, genetic facies …) + parasequence interpretations.
  • Facies transition probability computation to constraint stochastic correlations using observed data.
  • Stochastic multi-well correlation from well data (Gamma Ray log + genetic facies interpretation on core samples) using Dynamic Time Warping algorithm to compute the n-best correlations.

Contact Information

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Cell:+33 6 67 67 09 58
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Paul Baville and Jörg Peisker and Guillaume Caumon.
in: 81st EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2019, European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers