The terms isopach and isopach map are incorrectly used interchangeably to describe isochores and isochore maps. Isopachs and isochores are equivalent only. Commonly, the isopachs, or contours that make up an isopach map, display the See: contour, contour interval, contour map, formation, isochore, reservoir. true vertical thickness is an isochore map. Note that in common practice, isochore maps are informally referred to as “isopach” maps.

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About project SlidePlayer Terms of Service. Where do we project that value? Views Read Edit View history. The way its drawn is fine with me but how to see the contours whether projected on surface or direct subsurface ksopach. Thanks for the comments, is very welcome! And this is considering that everytime we read a vertical thickness in a well log the well was actually vertical and not deviated at all.

Published by Brionna Smuin Modified over 3 years ago. Thus, nad isochore and isopach map are the same only when both the top and bottom surfaces of the layer shown are horizontal.

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Isopachs are contour lines of equal thickness over an area. For the formula, use: This after I read a similar article differentiating Isochore vs Isopach. Isopacn have a question though, if the upper and lower bounds are non-parallel, is it safe to say that one isochors create an isopach map of the structure, because we would either be measuring a point perpendicular to the upper or lower bound, but not to both.


Please help me understand. Isopach maps provide a more accurate picture of stratigraphic thickness, because it reflects the thickness of the deposited bed. If you have any question, just ask in the comments.

View in admin portal Edit content on web Edit in desktop. Isochore map for the yellow unit in figure 1. Isopach and isochore describe a map showing the thickness of a unit in the subsurface. There are two options for how to save the result. Angles used in horizon maths must be in radians.

When the layer shown is inclined, as is usually the case, the thicknesses displayed in an isochore map of the layer will be greater than the thicknesses displayed in an isopach map of the same layer.

Using mapped horizons for the Top Frontier and Top Mowry, along with a dip angle map of the Frontier, we can create a stratigraphic thickness map for the Frontier Formation. My problem is I am not able to visualize the isopach map.

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You mention a very good issue Sedimentary beds may show lateral changes in thickness, isopafh in connection with an erosional episode that created an unconformity or due to lateral facies changes.

If we would do an isopach map of the yellow unit, it would show a constant value of m, because this unit doesn’t show any thickness true variation Share buttons are a little bit isochode. Vertically from the top? Best to correct at the wells, then interpolate. Registration Forgot your password?

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We think you have liked this presentation. To make it clear from the beginning: Structural Contours over Amplitudes Next: Thanks a lot for a clear explanation. The an thickness of the yellow bed is constant: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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Isochore maps measure the thickness from a point on the upper surface straight down to the corresponding point on the lower surface.

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Letters can also be used as variables to simplify the formula.

It is measured as the shortest distance between the two surfaces. Download ppt “Isopach and Isochore Maps”. Both types of maps show the thickness between two mapped isocyore, but differ in how the thickness is measured. If the top and base horizons have differing dips over the course of the horizon, such as when one interval pinches out aand the underlying unit, it may be preferable to make a stratigraphic thickness calculation based on an average dip between the two horizons.

Under Inputsclick the plus to add three horizons, these horizons will include your two depth horizons, along with your dip angle map for the top horizon.

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