A Two-Dimensional (2D) Structural Model, a geophysical and geological based cross-sectional model of the earth, is best described in terms of its exploration objective. This means that when a geologic target is chosen, the s t ructural model is designed to represent the geologic/geophysical environment surrounding the prospective area.
After completing this module, you’ll be able to:
- Describe what a 2D Structural Model is, how extensive it should be, what type of data and constraints are required for the model, and on which datum to compute the model effect.
- Describe how extensive and detailed a model should be.
- Explain how a 2D Structural Model can benefit your exploration objective through improved delineation of geologic structure and lithology.
- Explain why, or why not, a proposed geologic concept will be compatible with all the known geophysical data