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Geostatistics Petroleum Geology

The objective of petroleum geostatistics is to learn the basic geological and statistical concepts used to characterise hydrocarbon reservoirs. This course will teach you how to use geostatistical tools to create high quality petroleum reservoir models. Fundamental techniques such as kriging and sequential simulation will be covered along with more recent developments, for instance, Boolean methods and multipoint geostatistics.
This course covers some theory but is mainly focused on practical applied procedures that can be used to create models. Participants will employ an easy-to-use modeling software to put many of the techniques into practice by building basic models. The class culminates with a multipart project that incorporates much of what was learned during the week.


Upon completion of this course, you will

  • be able to build a reservoir model from available geologic and engineering data
  • understand when to use particular techniques for model building and
  • know the general concepts and equations behind the techniques


  • Introduction to petroleum geostatistics: Why? When? & How?
  • Review statistics & linear algebra
  • Data analysis
  • Uncertainty
  • Geological continuity
  • Simple and ordinary kriging
  • Advanced kriging techniques
  • Sequential simulation I
  • Sequential simulation II
  • Boolean/object based techniques
  • Flow based modeling techniques
  • Multiple-point geostatistical models
  • Incorporating secondary data-CoKriging
  • Incorporating secondary data-CoSimulation


This course is aimed at the point where geoscientists and engineers intersect. People from either discipline who want to use geostatistics to create better reservoir models will find this course beneficial.

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Geostatistics and Petroleum Geology
Book (Kluwer Academic Pub 01/1//1998)
Springer Geostatistics and Petroleum Geology (Computer Methods in the Geosciences)
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