The terms isopach and isopach map are incorrectly used interchangeably to describe isochores and isochore maps. Isopachs and isochores are equivalent only. Commonly, the isopachs, or contours that make up an isopach map, display the See: contour, contour interval, contour map, formation, isochore, reservoir. true vertical thickness is an isochore map. Note that in common practice, isochore maps are informally referred to as “isopach” maps.

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Retrieved from ” https: To do this, first add another base horizon into the operation, set the Property to Dip Anglethen use the formula: Using mapped horizons for the Top Frontier and Top Mowry, along with a dip angle map of the Frontier, we can create a isochhore thickness map for the Frontier Formation.

We can see that the difference between an isopach map isopaach an isochore map is quite obvious and simple to understand. To collect data necessary for the construction of a geologic map and cross-section of.

Isopach and isochore describe a map showing the thickness of a unit in the subsurface. To make it clear from ahd beginning: If you take a surface representing a top unit, and you substract another surface representing a bottom unit, the result is a isochore map, not a isopach map. Oil and natural gas are found in the small spaces between the grains in a sedimentary rock.

Best to correct at the wells, then interpolate. You are also welcomed to write some contribution! I am happy to find your distinguished isochor of writing the post. Auth with social network: Figure 2 shows the isochore map -contours for equal vertical thickness- for the yellow bed depicted in figure 1.

For the second top horizon added, change the Property to Dip Angle. If you have any question, just ask in the comments. It is very crucial for the hydrocarbon industries to document the lateral changes in the layer thickness. Isopachs are contour lines of equal thickness over an area. If we would do an isopach map of the yellow unit, it would show a constant value of isohcore, because this unit doesn’t show any thickness true variation Both types of maps show the thickness between two mapped surfaces, but differ in how the thickness is measured.

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Isopach maps display the stratigraphic thickness between an upper and lower horizon.

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Thank you for the post. Excellent ad of a basic and critical facet of geology as it relates to mapping analysis. There are two options for how to save the result.

With increasing dip, the difference between vertical thickness and stratigraphic thickness measurements becomes larger. This sounds easy enough, but it doesn’t make for a perfect correction, because it’s not always obvious how to compute the dip upper surface?

But it would be iisopach us quite a lot already; for starting, we could think we are dealing with a parallel fold formed by flexural flow for example. If you wish to download it, please recommend it to your friends in any social system.

You mention a very good issue If we consider vertical thickness in an isochore map, we can only project a given value to a single point in the surface.

But, as you say, the problem comes with real thickness.

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Sedimentary beds may show lateral changes in thickness, either in connection with an erosional episode that created an unconformity or due to lateral facies changes. I have a question though, if the upper and lower bounds are non-parallel, is it isochhore to say that one cannot create an isopach map of the structure, because we would either be measuring a point perpendicular to the upper or lower bound, but not to both.

An isopach is a line that connects points of equal true thickness i. The way its isochord is fine with me but how to see the contours whether projected on surface or direct subsurface projection. They represent thickness variations and thickness trends of a given unit. How do I make an isopach or isochron map in Insight?


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I will ensure that I isichore your blog and will eventually come back in the foreseeable future. Better not even to know it! It would be a pretty boring map: Thus, an isochore and isopach map are the same only when both the top and bottom surfaces of the layer shown are horizontal.

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Isopach and Isochore Maps

Ebrahim Basic Petroleum Technology. Grammy will be at 5: Unfortunately, some people interchange both terms, and too many times we can see isochore maps refered to as “isopach maps” If we would get the map from figure 2and somebody would tell us that this is a isopach map over and anticline, we could wrongly conclude that the real thickness around the hinge line of the fold is smaller than in the flanks, and we would probably think that we have in front of us as growth anticline, for example.

Isochore maps measure the thickness from a point on the upper surface straight down to the corresponding point on the lower surface. And that wouldn’t necessarily be a huge problem, if I didn’t suspect that it reveals a basic misunderstanding of what has isochroe mapped. Share buttons are a little bit lower.

View in admin portal Edit content on web Edit in desktop. Under Inputsclick the plus to add three horizons, these horizons will include your two depth horizons, along with your dip angle map for the top horizon.