Anovel data assimilation methodology for predicting lithology based on sequence labeling algorithms

Jina Jeong, Eungyu Park, Weon Shik Han, Kue Young Kim

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A hidden Markov model (HMM) and a conditional random fields (CRFs) model for lithological predictions based on multiple geophysical well-logging data are derived for dealing with directional nonstationarity through bidirectional training and conditioning. The developed models were benchmarked against their conventional counterparts, and hypothetical boreholes with the corresponding synthetic geophysical data including artificial errors were employed. In the three test scenarios devised, the average fitness and unfitness values of the developed CRFs model and HMM are 0.84 and 0.071 and 0.81 and 0.084, respectively, while those of the conventional CRFs model and HMM are 0.78 and 0.091 and 0.77 and 0.099, respectively. Comparisons of their predictabilities show that the models designed for directional nonstationarity clearly perform better than the conventional models for all tested examples. Among them, the developed linear-chain CRFs model showed the best or close to the best performance with high predictability and a low training data requirement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7503-7520
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Oct

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©2014. American Geophysical Union. All Rights Reserved.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geophysics
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Space and Planetary Science


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