This course is designed for those with an interest in the various geostatistical techniques utilized in the reservoir modeling of lithofacies, porosity and permeability, which in turn form the basic inputs into many reservoir simulations. The course introduces the basic geostatatistical techniques for reservoir modeling from the theoretical and practical viewpoints. At its end, each participant should be able to describe situations where the application of geostatistical could assist with reservoir management; know the kind of geostatistical tools applied to quantify the connectivity of reservoir lithofacies, porosity and permeability; know how the constructed heterogeneous reservoir models are constrained by well and seismic data; understand the limitations of the resulting numerical models and model-building tools; and experience the use of the geostatistical software of Stanford University. With no scruples, more emphasis will be made on applied aspects of the techniques than in its theoretical postulates.

Geoscientifics, reservoir engineers and applied mathematicians are becoming increasingly interested in the rock properties in the interwell region. As reservoir studies and simulations are becoming more commonplace, our input and participation as applied geoscientifics is needed in these studies.