Citation Program in Applied Geostatistics

Learn how to use cutting-edge tools to improve grade estimation

The Citation Program in Applied Geostatistics is designed to assist mining and petroleum engineers and geoscientists better pinpoint the resource bodies for which they search. The course is ideally suited to those from industry who seek a more in-depth understanding of modern geostatistical tools.

Building on your experience and prior education, the course will help you

  • Apply specialised knowledge and skills for enhanced job performance and career advancement
  • Understand the place of geostatistical models of heterogeneity and uncertainty in modern resource/reserve evaluation
  • Acquire important geostatistical concepts and tools
  • Explore and apply simulation/uncertainty management concepts

Main topics include

  • Geological rock types and stochastic modelling
  • Trends and non-stationarity processes
  • Variograms for spatial continuity modelling
  • Kriging for optimal estimation of resources
  • Simulation for uncertainty quantification
  • Multivariate modelling
  • Decision making in the presence of uncertainty


Dr Clayton Deutsch is a Professor and Director of the School of Mining and Petroleum Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Alberta. He teaches and conducts research about the geostatistical methods applied to resource estimation and grade control.

Dr Jeff Boisvert is an Associate Professor in the School of Mining and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Alberta and co-directs the Centre for Computational Geostatistics (CCG). Dr Boisvert’s research focus is on geostatistical numerical modeling and uncertainty management. He currently has over 50 publications.

2022 Course Details


Teaching Block 1
April 18-22, 25-29 2022

Teaching Block 2
October 17-21, 24-28 2022


£7000 ex VAT (20%)


Edinburgh, UK (in-person delivery planned)

Registration deadline: March 31, 2022, 10% discount for registrations before November 30, 2021

Course Accreditation

A Citation in Applied Geostatistics will be provided upon final project approval from the Faculty of Extension at the University of Alberta, Canada. This citation is a formal statement of the achievements of the person receiving the academic honour.

Prerequisites: Undergraduate degree in a relevant subject: engineering/geology.
Experience: 1-2 years of geological modelling experience.
A laptop with a suitable specification for running geological modelling software.
A Maptek Vulcan licence will be provided for the duration of the course.

For more information please contact us at or on +44 131 225 8447