Geostatistics, Modeling and Analysis is a series of two courses that provides a practical application reference for students and practicing geoscientists concerned with 3D characterization of subsurface conditions. It provides the knowledge and background to allow useful application of geostatistics, integrated with 3D modeling and spatial analysis, in the furtherance of geoscientific objectives.
Application of geostatistics in the geosciences started in the mining sector but now has significant applications in the environmental, petroleum, and geotechnical sectors. Applications include evaluation of a mineral deposit or oil reservoir, assessment of subsurface contamination, or characterization of geotechnical conditions.
In practice, application of geostatistical theory requires an integrated toolbox of statistical, geostatistical, geological, spatial analysis, and visualization techniques. The Geostatistics, Modeling and Analysis courses focus on the integrated approach to apply geostatistics for subsurface characterization, from a description of the data structures required, through discussion of the concepts, theory, and application, to qualification of the end results with worked examples.
The courses emphasize the practical application of geostatistics and limit the presentation of geostatistical theory to the level required for a solid understanding of the techniques involved.
Geostatistics, Modeling and Analysis 1 - Data Structures and Theory is the first course in the series. It introduces geostatistics, data types and structures, and covers the basic concepts and theory of geostatistics. It then discusses the integration of geology with geostatistics and explains this through worked examples.
This course consists of 21 viewing sessions of 30–60 minutes each with supporting figures, extensive worked examples, numerous full-color images of computer visualization, plus interactive course reviews. Total course duration is equivalent to approximately 19 hours of viewing content.