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Basic Geostatistics

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3 hours 40 minutes

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This presentation describes both classical statistical and geostatistical methodologies designed to quantify qualitative information. Though the material presented is not heavily mathematical, the presentation is not simplistic. General equations and matrix notation are used in some sections. The equations are presented mostly for informational purposes, because calculations used in geostatistics tend to be tedious and very computer-intensive. This module presents an overview of techniques that can be used to transform a traditional geological reservoir description (a surface or 3D volume) into a mathematical reservoir.

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Total Number of Subtopics: 11
  • expand/collapse Introduction to Basic Geostatistics
    • Background
  • expand/collapse Classical Statistical Concepts
    • Introduction
    • Populations and Samples
    • Trials Events and Probability
    • Random Variables and Their Probability Distributions
    • Univariate Data Analysis
    • Bivariate Statistical Measures and Displays
  • expand/collapse Data Posting and Validation
    • Exploratory Data Analysis
    • Search Neighborhood Criteria
    • Spatial Description
    • Grids and Gridding
    • Traditional Interpolation Methods
    • Map Display Types
    • Moving Window Statistics
  • expand/collapse Regionalized Variables
    • Introduction
    • Spatial Continuity Analysis
    • Spatial Cross-correlation Analysis
    • Stationarity in Regionalized Variables
    • Model Variograms
  • expand/collapse Kriging
    • Kriging Overview
    • Cross-validation
  • expand/collapse Data Integration
    • Cokriging
    • External Drift Kriging
    • Measurement Errors
  • expand/collapse Conditional Simulation
    • Conditional Simulation and Uncertainty Estimation
  • expand/collapse Public Domain Geostatistics Programs
    • Overview
  • expand/collapse Case Studies
    • Selected Published Geostatistical Case Studies
  • expand/collapse Selected Readings
    • Books and Articles
    • Additional Reading
  • expand/collapse Geostatistics Glossary
    • Terminology
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