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Tsinghua Science and Technology

Keywords

machine learning, binary classification, multiclass classification, outlier detection, imaging logging

Abstract

Imaging logging has become a popular means of well logging because it can visually represent the lithologic and structural characteristics of strata. The manual interpretation of imaging logging is affected by the limitations of the naked eye and experiential factors. As a result, manual interpretation accuracy is low. Therefore, it is highly useful to develop effective automatic imaging logging interpretation by machine learning. Resistivity imaging logging is the most widely used technology for imaging logging. In this paper, we propose an automatic extraction procedure for the geological features in resistivity imaging logging images. This procedure is based on machine learning and achieves good results in practical applications. Acknowledging that the existence of valueless data significantly affects the recognition effect, we propose three strategies for the identification of valueless data based on binary classification. We compare the effect of the three strategies both on an experimental dataset and in a production environment, and find that the merging method is the best performing of the three strategies. It effectively identifies the valueless data in the well logging images, thus significantly improving the automatic recognition effect of geological features in resistivity logging images.

Publisher

Tsinghua University Press

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