EESC 7771G Geostatistics

30 hours lecture; 30 hours lab; 3 credits

Description and interpretation of geological and geophysical data through statistics. Major topics include statistical description of data; collection of data; probability; hypothesis testing; variance; correlation; spatial analysis multivariate analysis, graphical display of data, common distribution models, sampling and regression. The variogram as a tool for modeling spatial correlation, variogram estimation and modeling. Introduction to spatial mapping and prediction with kriging, integration of remote sensing and other ancillary information using co-kriging models, spatial uncertainty. Introduction to geostatistical software applied to large environmental, and reservoir engineering databases, emphasis on practical use of geostatistical tools. Applications of popular software, such as EXCEL® and SPSS®.


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