Applied Geostatistics

  • 168 hour course, no prerequisites

The Cita­tion in Applied Geo­sta­tis­tics fits an impor­tant niche between the con­ven­tion­al one-week short course and the 2‑year master’s degree pro­gram. It is ide­al­ly suit­ed to those from indus­try who seek a more in depth under­stand­ing of mod­ern geo­sta­tis­ti­cal tools. Restrict­ed to Applied Geo­sta­tis­tics pro­gram students.

Course at a glance
  • This 168-hour course constitutes the entirety of the Citation Program in Applied Geostatistics (CPAG) and provides learners with knowledge and skills that will allow them to better quantify resources and reserves.
  • Aimed at geoscientists, as well as mining and petroleum engineers.
  • Participants are required to hold a minimum of an undergraduate degree (bachelor’s degree in engineering, geoscience, or related field). Official transcripts or approved alternative proof of admission requirements compliance must be received prior to course registration.
What you will learn

Building on your experience and prior education, this course will help you to:

  • Understand the place of geostatistical models of heterogeneity and uncertainty in modern resource/reserve evaluation.
  • Explore and apply simulation/uncertainty management concepts.
  • Acquire knowledge in topics such as geologic rock types and stochastic modeling, trends and non-stationarity, variograms for spatial continuity modeling, kriging for optimal estimation of resources, and multivariate modeling.
  • Learn about important geostatistical concepts and tools.
  • Apply specialized knowledge and skills for enhanced job performance and career advancement.
Take note:

  • Though not recommended, part of this course may be completed as self-directed study with online support, including for the submission of assignments. Face-to-face, in-class attendance is mandatory for all classes scheduled for the first week. In-person instruction for classes in weeks 2, 3, and 4 is strongly encouraged.
  • Participants are expected to spend 60 hours on lecture material, 40 hours on informal learning and interaction, and up to 90 hours on the course required exercises. The time required for exercises could exceed this amount if customized to a project. A total of 16 comprehensive assignments will be distributed.
  • Registration must be completed no later than one week prior to course start date. Corporate invoicing for course fees is not available; full payment is due at registration.
  • Bring your own device: computer access is required throughout the duration of this course, as it includes online components.
This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

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