Computer Applications in Resource Estimation
Prediction and Assessment for Metals and Petroleum
- G. Gaal, Geological Survey of Finland and Chairman of COGEODATA, Espoo, Finland
- D.F. Merriam, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, USA
Quantitative resource assessment methods play an increasing role in exploration for petroleum, water and minerals. This volume presents an international review on the state-of-the-art of the computerized methodology in resource exploration. The papers taken from those presented at the symposium are classified to either techniques, i.e., trend analysis; classification techniques; geostatistics; image analysis; expert systems/artificial intelligence; inventories; tomography and others, or to resources, i.e., petroleum, water, metals and non-metals.
For advanced students of geology, mineral economics, geomathematics and for courses in economic geology, exploration techniques, mathematical geology and resource analysis.