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.

2024 Course Details


2 × 2 week blocks in 2024, to be confirmed


£8,000 ex VAT (20%)


To be confirmed

Course Accreditation

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

"The four week course in geostatistics was challenging and comprehensive. The extensive knowledge of our teachers Dr Clayton Deutsch and Dr Jeff Boisvert was invaluable. I would absolutely recommend this course to anyone who is familiar with any of the estimation terms mentioned above. This course will cement your understanding in a straightforward no-nonsense way giving you confidence in your grade control and resource estimation decisions. The value of this in terms of production time saved, accuracy of grade control and planning estimates will undoubtedly be many many fold the cost of the course."