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Course, academic year 2022/2023
3D modeling in geology - MG420P12
Title: 3D modeling in geology
Czech title: 3D modelování v geologii
Guaranteed by: Institute of Geology and Paleontology (31-420)
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Actual: from 2020
Semester: summer
E-Credits: 3
Examination process: summer s.:written
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:1/1 C+Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: 15
Min. number of students: unlimited
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: English, Czech
Note: enabled for web enrollment
the course is taught as cyclical
Guarantor: Mgr. Karel Martínek, Ph.D.
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Annotation -
Last update: Rudolf Trnka (14.05.2020)
Course provides students with advanced techniques of 3D geological modeling, which plays an increasingly
role in basin analysis, reservoir geology, mining geology and engineering geology. Emphasis is given to
and visualization of real 3D geological data – maps, well and seismic data, cross-section constructions,
decompaction calculations in 1D, 2D and 3D, sedimentary and structural restoration and sedimentary processes
numerical simulations. Students will acquire practical skills in data processing, visualizing and 3D modeling.
Literature -
Last update: Rudolf Trnka (13.05.2020)

Simon Houlding 1994 3D Geoscience Modeling. Computer Techniques for Geological Characterization. Springer.

P.A. Allen, J.R.Allen, 2005. Basin Analysis, Principles and Applications. 2nd ed., Blackwel, 549 pp.

Poppe de Boer, George Postma , Kees van der Zwan , Peter Burgess, Peter A. Kukla eds. 2008. Analogue and Numerical Modelling of Sedimentary Systems: From Understanding to Prediction, IAS.

Pär Weihed, 2015. 3D, 4D and predictive modelling of major mineral belts in Europe. Springer.

Jiyeong Lee, Siyka Zlatanova, 2009. 3D Geo-Information Sciences. Springer.

Requirements to the exam -
Last update: Rudolf Trnka (14.05.2020)

credit - oral presentation of selected scientific paper, course work: student independent project

exam - test - knowledge quiz

Syllabus -
Last update: Rudolf Trnka (14.05.2020)

1. Introduction to 3D modelling in geology, introduction to SW package MOVE - loading and visualization of surface, well and seismic data

2. Compaction, decompaction, 2D backstripping, pre-deformational restoration

3. 3D seismic conversion, decompaction, delta restoration

4. Low-density turbidity currents - Monte Carlo numerical simulation of sediment deposition

5. Digital Field Mapping - applications for smartphone and tablet. Collect data and build 3D model

6. 2D and 3D forward modeling

Various case studies from academic and industrial projects will be presented. Emphasis is on practical work in computer lab with MOVE software system ( or similar 3D geological modeling package.

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