Practical Geostatistics provides an introductory course and application reference for students and practising geoscientists concerned with 3D characterization of subsurface conditions. It provides sufficient knowledge and background to allow useful application of geostatistics in the furtherance of geoscientific objectives, whether these include evaluation of a mineral deposit or oil reservoir, assessment of subsurface contamination, or characterization of geotechnical conditions. Practical Geostatistics emphasizes the practical application of geostatistics and limits the presentation of geostatistical theory to the level required for a basic understanding of the techniques involved. For those interested in furthering their knowledge of geostatistical theory beyond the introductory level, there are many detailed theoretical references already in existence.
Application of geostatistics in the geosciences continues to expand from its origins in the mining sector and now includes significant applications in the environmental, petroleum and geotechnical sectors. In practice, application of geostatistical theory requires an integrated toolbox of statistical, geostatistical, geological, spatial analysis and visualization techniques. This practical, integrated approach to the application of geostatistics for subsurface characterization is the focus of Practical Geostatistics, from a description of the data structures required, through discussion of the concepts, theory and application, to qualification of the end results.
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The course comprises 34 viewing sessions at both summary and text level, plus multiple-choice reviews, extensive worked examples, and numerous full-color images of computer visualization. Course duration is equivalent to 40 hours of viewing content.