RUSSIAN JOURNAL OF EARTH SCIENCES, VOL. 19, ES3003, doi:10.2205/2019ES000664, 2019
I. M. Aleshin, I. V. Malygin
Inter-well measurements are used to reduce drilling costs with no reduce small kimberlite body detection. The radio wave method enables measurement of the apparent absorption coefficient that is proportional to the effective electrical resistance of the rock. Our point is to build a three-dimensional model of distribution of electrical properties of inter-well space throughout the entire exploration region. The measured data is distributed unevenly because data points are grouped along the linear clusters. The distance between neighbor points composing a cluster is much smaller than distance between clusters. In terms of geostatistics, this means a significant spatial anisotropy of data distribution that is difficult to take into account using standard geostatistical approach. We have shown that the problem could be solved by methods developed within the theory of machine learning. To build a three-dimensional model of attenuation coefficient we used a modified method of $k$-nearest neighbors.
Received 13 April 2019; accepted 16 May 2019; published 22 May 2019.
Citation: Aleshin I. M., I. V. Malygin (2019), Machine learning approach to inter-well radio wave survey data imaging, Russ. J. Earth Sci., 19, ES3003, doi:10.2205/2019ES000664.
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