A general approach for porosity estimation using artificial neural network method: a case study from Kansas gas field

Sıngh S., Kanli A. İ. , Sevgen S.

STUDIA GEOPHYSICA ET GEODAETICA, cilt.60, ss.130-140, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 60
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s11200-015-0820-2
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.130-140


This study aims to design a back-propagation artificial neural network (BP-ANN) to estimate the reliable porosity values from the well log data taken from Kansas gas field in the USA. In order to estimate the porosity, a neural network approach is applied, which uses as input sonic, density and resistivity log data, which are known to affect the porosity. This network easily sets up a relationship between the input data and the output parameters without having prior knowledge of petrophysical properties, such as pore-fluid type or matrix material type. The results obtained from the empirical relationship are compared with those from the neural network and a good correlation is observed. Thus, the ANN technique could be used to predict the porosity from other well log data.