A Two-Dimensional (2D) EarthModel, 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 structural model is designed to represent the geologic environment surrounding the prospective zone.

Learning Objectives

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.
  • Explain how a 2D Structural Model can benefit your exploration objective through improved delineation of geologic structure and lithology.