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layer-cake geometry

1. n. [Reservoir Characterization]
A highly simplified description of a geological scenario. Although sometimes used for "quick and dirty" simulation models, this description is often not appropriate for detailed or accurate work. Generally, layer-cake geometry is an oversimplification of actual structure and stratigraphy of a reservoir. It assumes that the reservoir comprises a stack of conformable layers.