## - Optimal Well Locations

## - Optimal Well Locations

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The positioning uncertainty between well data and seismic data is often significant. To overcome this, the well may be moved to the location with maximum correlation between the seismic data and the reflection coefficients calculated from the well data. The relation between the seismic data and reflection coefficients is linear; so linear covariance is a good measure. The optimal well location is found by searching for the location with highest covariance in a lateral neighbourhood around the original well location, where the well is allowed to be shifted vertically in each target position. The moving of wells is triggered by a command in the model file, and it is done prior to the estimation of wavelets, noise, correlations and background model.