Using ensemble learning techniques based on feature selection to predict shear wave velocity


1 Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz

2 Department of Geology, Faculty of Earth Science Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz


Shear wave velocity is one of the important parameters for determining mechanical and petrophysical properties in hydrocarbon reservoirs. Shear waves are usually obtained from dipole sonic imager (DSI) tools or core analysis in the laboratory. However, these methods as common sources for shear wave estimation are time-consuming and costly and thus can only provide information on shear wave in a few drilled wells. To overcome these limitations, different artificial intelligence methods are used to estimate the mentioned parameter through the conventional well logs. In this study, the shear wave velocity was estimated using ensemble learning methods in Asmari Reservoir in the Mansouri oilfield. In this study, shear wave velocity was estimated using ensemble learning methods such as voting, stacking, bagging, and boosting in the Asmari reservoir, and the results were compared with conventional models such as Linear regression (LR), support vector regression (SVR), nearest neighbor algorithm (KNN), decision tree (DT), neural network (ANN) and hybrid methods such as combining neural network with genetic algorithm (ANN-GA) ), particle swarm (ANN-PSO) and fuzzy systems (ANFIS). In order to evaluate and validate the models, correlation coefficient (R2) and root mean square error (RMSE) were used. A comparison of conventional models and hybrid methods with ensemble learning methods showed that ensemble algorithms perform better in shear wave estimation. Considering the testing phase, among the ensemble learning methods, the Catboost model has provided the lowest error (RMSE=0.058) and highest correlation coefficient (R=0.983) can determine shear wave with high accuracy.


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