Characterizing heterogeneous permeable media with spatial statistics and tracer data using sequential simulated annealing Academic Article uri icon


  • Discusess an approach to generating stochastic permeability fields conditioned to geologic data in the form of a vertical variogram derived from cores and logs as well as fluid flow and transport data, such as tracer concentration history, by sequential application of simulated annealing (SA). Thus, the method incorporates elements of geostatistics within the framework of inverse modeling. The results reveal the importance of tracer data in reproducing the correlated features (channels) of the permeability field and the scale effects of heterogeneity. -from Authors

author list (cited authors)

  • Datta-Gupta, A., Lake, L. W., & Pope, G. A.

citation count

  • 28

publication date

  • August 1995