Statistics for Petroleum Engineers and GeoscientistsBy
- Jerry Jensen
- L.W. Lake, Center for Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, USA
- Patrick Corbett
- David Goggin
Geostatistics is a common tool in reservoir characterisation. Several texts discuss the subject, however this book differs in its approach and audience from currently available material. Written from the basics of statistics it covers only those topics that are needed for the two goals of the text: to exhibit the diagnostic potential of statistics and to introduce the important features of statistical modeling.
This revised edition contains expanded discussions of some materials, in particular conditional probabilities, Bayes Theorem, correlation, and Kriging. The coverage of estimation, variability, and modeling applications have been updated. Seventy examples illustrate concepts and show the role of geology for providing important information for data analysis and model building. Four reservoir case studies conclude the presentation, illustrating the application and importance of the earlier material.
This book can help petroleum professionals develop more accurate models, leading to lower sampling costs. It is an ideal book for petroleum engineers, geoscientists, hydrologists, and faculty and students in these and related fields.
Handbook of Petroleum Exploration and Production
Hardbound, 362 Pages
The introductory chapter...is one of the best-written introductory/motivational chapters I have seen. ...the book is enjoyable to read and served as an excellent primer. It contains an extensive bibliography of available literature on geostatistics. ...I heartily recommend this book to fellow geoscientists.
Brian Russell, Calgary, Canada, The Leading Edge, July 1997
on the first edition...
...The book sets itself two goals: to exhibit the diagnostic potential of statistics and to introduce the broad features of statistical modeling. It succeeds admirably in meeting both these objectives. ...I wholeheartedly recommend this volume.
Brian Moss, Well Service Technology, UK, The Log Analyst, November-December 1998
on the first edition...
...This book helps petroleum professionals develop more accurate models and is ideal for petroleum engineers, geoscientists, hydrologists, and faculty and students in those fields.
Journal of Petroleum Technology, 2002