Computational Physics

Computational Physics Research

The theme of the research is the development and implementation of a robust-state-of the art geocomputing technology to explore and exploit rare earth-deposit and fossil-fuels (minerals, groundwater, oils/gas). The primary objective of the project is rooted on the development and implementation hybrid machine intelligence techniques to predict and locate oil/gas deposits of economic interest in the west-coast, offshore, South Africa. We commence by developing and using advanced processing techniques on raw-2D/3D prestack seismic data. Thereafter, we perform quantitative analysis and interpretations with conventional bright-spot technology. Further a comparative analysis is performed between the bright-spot and machine intelligence hybrid technology. The conclusions on the results are based on the application of cross-validation techniques and predictive drilling operations.