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AAPG Bulletin


Volume: 48 (1964)

Issue: 4. (April)

First Page: 523

Last Page: 523

Title: Electronic Storage, Retrieval, and Previous HitProcessingNext Hit of Well Previous HitDataNext Hit: ABSTRACT

Author(s): Edward L. Dillon

Article Type: Meeting abstract


The storage, retrieval, and Previous HitprocessingNext Hit of geologic and engineering Previous HitdataNext Hit by modern electronic computers present the geologist with a powerful tool in the solving of technical problems, but at the same time imposes upon him a requirement that he better organize his thoughts concerning the method of problem solution.

A major factor in the economics of Previous HitprocessingNext Hit Previous HitdataNext Hit by computer is the cost of transcribing the Previous HitbasicNext Hit information into a machinable form. In order to reduce this cost factor, an increasing number of oil and gas companies are entering into agreements with service agencies who transcribe the information from well bores onto punch cards or magnetic tape. The machinable Previous HitdataNext Hit prepared by any one of these groups is generally referred to as a "well-Previous HitdataNext Hit system." The various "well-Previous HitdataNext Hit systems" which have begun in the past several years may by the end of this decade incorporate much of the drilling information from wells in the United States and Canada.

Proper use of a machinable well-Previous HitdataNext Hit file can reduce the time and (or) cost of a particular study. The improper use of such a file, however, can have the opposite effect. Several uses of a machinable file are presented to illustrate the merits of the machine handling of Previous HitdataTop in different types of geologic and statistical studies.

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