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Applied Subsurface Geological Mapping by Daniel J.Tearpock, Richard E. Bischke

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Chapter 2. Contouring and Contouring Techniques

Introduction

A wide variety of subsurface maps are discussed in the following chapters. Each map presents a specific type of subsurface data obtained from one or more sources. The purposes of these maps are to present data in a form that can be understood and used to explore for, develop, or evaluate energy resources such as oil and gas.

It might seem elementary to have a chapter on contouring since most geologists are taught the basics of contouring in several introductory geology courses. However, there are two good reasons for this chapter. First, part of our audience includes members of the geophysical and petroleum engineering disciplines. They may have had little, if any, training in basic contouring ...

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