Applied Mathematics Engineer Intern - Build automatically realistic implicit structural models for deep leaning (5-6 months)
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Our Subsurface Structural Modeling team has for mission the elaboration of industrial numerical code for building structural models of the underground. Those models are essential to understand the history of the underground and its structure, enabling to search for subsurface resources (ore, geothermal, oil and gas, water).
Our current technology is based on the well known implicit technic representing each conformal horizon as an iso-value of a function to be computed. This interpolation problem is formulated as a least-square minimization problem which is numerically costly to solve.
Meanwhile, artificial intelligence (AI) has spread over a wide range of domains in particular geoscience world. AI has proven to be an outstanding approach for solving problems that until now were requiring massive computational efforts. The idea proposed herein aims to explore the application of the deep learning to the implicit structural modeling. The aim of this internship is to develop a tool to automatically build realistic synthetic structural models in 2D and 3D for training a neural network. The algorithm should be able to generate diverse structures with realistic folding and faulting features depending on a set of parameters randomly selected.
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