A method for stratigraphic correlation of several boreholes

Douglas M. Hawkins

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The borehole slotting method previously proposed by Gordon and Reyment for two boreholes may be extended to three or more boreholes, but soon becomes computationally intractable. We propose another method based on the mixture model of cluster analysis, the computational labor of which increases linearly with the number of boreholes. This method produces profiles of the unknown strata to which the individual boreholes are easily matched by the two-borehole slotting method.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)393-406
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of the International Association for Mathematical Geology
Issue number4
StatePublished - May 1984
Externally publishedYes


  • cluster analysis
  • dynamic programming
  • geophysical logs
  • linear programming
  • multivariate statistics


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