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T>Map Online Course

The lectures and workshops below illustrate how to use T>Map's extensive set of capabilities for simulating and visualizing sandstone and siltstone rock properties over map surfaces.

T>Map's User Guide (also available via the T>Map Help menu) is an additional important source of information about the system.

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Overview and Data Import

Lecture 1

Overview of T>Map capabilities and workflow with particular focus on prerequisite data needed for T>Map studies including burial history information and Touchstone run configurations.

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Workshop 1

Create a T>Map project and load data needed to create a run.  See how to generate TCF files using Touchstone and create mapstack xml files using maps generated by a basin / petroleum systems model.  Define wells and pseudowells and take a quick look at the user guide.

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Runs

Lecture 2

Discussion of how to create and simulate T>Map runs and an overview of how to visualize and export data from runs.

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Workshop 2

Create and simulate runs, visualize results, and export data for wells, prospects, and selected points.  This workshop uses the end result of Workshop 1 as a starting point.

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Areas of Interest

Lecture 3

Discussion of how "areas of interest" may be used in T>Map to consider spatial distributions of sandstone/siltstone petrofacies or limit simulations to specific subregions.

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Workshop 3

Import maps and polygons for defining areas of interest and build and visualize runs that use them.   Export maps of run results.  This workshop is independent of the other workshops.

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Interpolation

Lecture 4

Review of T>Map's interpolation facility, which can be used to significantly reduce simulation times.  Topics include how the system selects "control points" where rigorous simulations are made in addition to the interpolation methodology.

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Workshop 4

Contrast results for a full simulation run with those generated using the interpolation facilities.  This workshop is independent of the other workshops.

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More Animator Features

The latter portion of Lecture 1 provides an overview of the T>Map Animator utility.

Workshop 5

Use various capabilities of the Animator utility that have not been covered in earlier portions of the course including creating animations of simulation results through geologic time, making statistics/time plots, creating "stop light" maps, and exporting publication quality graphics.  This workshop is independent of the other workshops.

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