{3-D} structural modeling: {A} new approach to interactively modify complex surfaces

David J. Segonds and Chakib Bennis and Jean-Laurent Mallet. ( 1998 )
in: SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts, pages 707--709, Society of Exploration Geophysicists

Abstract

3-D Structural modeling requires to build a consistent model with integration of many different data types [1] (picked horizons, well data, etc.). It also usually involves to interactively manipulate and modify horizons or faults surfaces. Two kinds of surface representations are often used in the oil industry: triangulated and parametric surfaces. Triangulated surfaces are suitable for modeling complex geometries [2] but cannot easily be modified interactively whereas parametric surfaces cannot be used in very complex cases but are easier to manipulate. We present here a method that conciliates these two representations and enables easier interactive manipulations of triangulated surfaces through the use of parametric patches.

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@INPROCEEDINGS{Segonds98,
    author = { Segonds, David J. and Bennis, Chakib and Mallet, Jean-Laurent },
     title = { {3-D} structural modeling: {A} new approach to interactively modify complex surfaces },
 booktitle = { SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts },
      year = { 1998 },
     pages = { 707--709 },
 publisher = { Society of Exploration Geophysicists },
       doi = { 10.1190/1.1820559 },
  abstract = { 3-D Structural modeling requires to build a consistent model with integration of many different data types [1] (picked horizons, well data, etc.). It also usually involves to interactively manipulate and modify horizons or faults surfaces. Two kinds of surface representations are often used in the oil industry: triangulated and parametric surfaces. Triangulated surfaces are suitable for modeling complex geometries [2] but cannot easily be modified interactively whereas parametric surfaces cannot be used in very complex cases but are easier to manipulate. We present here a method that conciliates these two representations and enables easier interactive manipulations of triangulated surfaces through the use of parametric patches. }
}