FLUVSIM

FLUVSIM: a program for object-based stochastic modeling of fluvial depositional systems. This paper presents a FORTRAN program for hierarchical object-based modeling of complex fluvial facies. Unique features of this program include (1) a simple approach to place channel, levee, and crevasse sands within a matrix of floodplain shales, (2) templates for fast rastering of fluvial facies objects, leading to fast CPU times, and (3) the use of simulated annealing and non-random perturbation rules for conditioning to extensive soft facies-proportion data and local well data. Object-based modeling techniques are widely applicable to modeling fluvial depositional systems. Public domain software for such modeling is uncommon and inflexible with respect to the variety of conditioning data that can be handled. Commercial software is costly and also of limited flexibility. The fluvsim program overcomes many of these limitations with an accessible research code.