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correlation

1. n. [Geology]

A connection of points from well to well in which the data suggest that the points were deposited at the same time (chronostratigraphic) or have similar and related characteristics.

Alternate Form: correlate

See: chronostratigraphygeomagnetic polarity reversalpaleontologysequencesequence stratigraphy

2. n. [Geophysics]

The comparison of seismic waveforms in the time domain, similar to coherence in the frequency domain.

See: autocorrelationcheck-shot surveycrosscorrelationfrequency domainpickpolaritytietime domaintwo-dimensional surveywaveform

3. n. [Reservoir Characterization]

A positive relationship between data samples that implies a connection or a relationship between them.

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