A GIS-based decision-support approach to deepwater Drilling-hazard maps

William C. Haneberg, Joshua T. Kelly, Hallie L. Graves, Gabriela Dan

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Drilling-hazard maps - sometimes known as drillingfavorability maps - derived from geophysical data are important tools for communicating the spatial variability of geohazards that might be encountered during deepwater operations. Multiattribute utility theory (MAUT) can be generalized to GIS-based map environments to produce drilling-hazard maps within a structured logical framework that allows for more flexibility and easier sensitivity analysis than simple rule-based approaches. The method is applied in a deepwater area that covers about 2000 km2 of complicated seafloor and shallowsubsurface conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)398-404
Number of pages7
JournalThe Leading Edge
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • Geology


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