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simulated annealing

1. n. [Reservoir Characterization]
A method for constructing a gridded reservoir model by iterative trial and error. The grid is initially populated randomly with a characteristic (such as facies) so that some property (such as a net/gross ratio) is correct. Then the grids are randomly swapped so that the property is preserved but another property (such as total length) is improved.