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AAPG Bulletin


Volume: 69 (1985)

Issue: 2. (February)

First Page: 233

Last Page: 233

Title: Interactive Information Management in Exploration: ABSTRACT

Author(s): Peter P. Adey, Steven Serpati

Article Type: Meeting abstract


Conversational software provides a continuous dialog between the explorationist and the computer. Interactive procedures of this type create an environment in which storage, retrieval, manipulation, reporting, and mapping of information are integrated into one system. Automation of an exploration office provides increased speed, accuracy, and flexibility to the exploration effort. With present technology, noncomputer-orientated employees can easily access existing data files with computer programs, which produce a variety of information. From the creation of detailed base maps to interpretative geological mapping, interactive software has proven its usefulness.

A rapid preliminary evaluation of an area will be performed using interactive information systems. A hypothetical geologic setting in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, serves as the setting for this reconnaissance study. All available information will be retrieved, manipulated, and displayed using conversational software. Base maps and reports created from existing well, seismic, velocity, and cartographic computer files comprise the initial information. Existing well marker depths and seismic times will aid in a more accurate interpretation of the geology. As the interpretation evolves, information is periodically updated and mapped to further develop the study. Computer-generated contour maps provide a rapid and reliable evaluation of the subsurface geology.

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