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An integrated neural-fuzzy-genetic-algorithm using hyper-surface membership functions to predict permeability in petroleum reservoirs

By Y. Huang, T.D. Gedeon and P.M. Wong

Abstract

This paper introduces a new neural-fuzzy technique combined with genetic algorithms in the prediction of permeability in petroleum reservoirs. The methodology involves the use of neural networks to generate membership functions and to approximate permeability automatically from digitized data (well logs) obtained from oil wells. The trained networks are used as fuzzy rules and hyper-surface membership functions. The results of these rules are interpolated based on the membership grades and the parameters in the defuzzification operators which are optimized by genetic algorithms. The use of the integrated methodology is demonstrated via a case study in a petroleum reservoir in offshore Western Australia. The results show that the integrated neural-fuzzy-genetic-algorithm (INFUGA) gives the smallest error on the unseen data when compared to similar algorithms. The INFUGA algorithm is expected to provide a significant improvement when the unseen data come from a mixed or complex distribution

Publisher: Elsevier Science Ltd
Year: 2001
OAI identifier: oai:researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au:35957
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