May 2017

Geostatistics and Resource Estimation

Status: This seminar has been postponed. A new date is to be announced.
Date: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - Thursday, June 1, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM: Registration and Continental Breakfast - Day 1 and Day 2
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM: Geostatistics and Resource Estimation - Day 1 and Day 2
Location: Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Dr. Oy Leuangthong
Principal Geostatistician, SRK Consulting
Credit: 14 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: Geostatistics and Resource Estimation : $859.00 + GST = $901.95 until May 17, 2017

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: Geostatistics and Resource Estimation : $959.00 + GST = $1006.95

Non-Member Price: Geostatistics and Resource Estimation : $959.00 + GST = $1006.95

Student Member Price: Geostatistics and Resource Estimation : $479.50 + GST = $503.48
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by May 17, 2017 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
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Geostatistics and Resource Estimation Seminar. This seminar is largely aimed at the practice of geostatistics for mineral resource modeling. Geostatistical theory will be presented, along with practical tools to facilitate decision-making during model construction. The anticipated course topics include exploratory data analysis, declustering, variogram analysis, change of support, resource estimation methods, and model validation.

The anticipated course topics include exploratory data analysis, declustering, variogram analysis, change of support, resource estimation methods, and model validation. The scope of this seminar will be limited to resource estimation. It will be conducted with presentations, interspersed with case studies and brief demonstrations. This course is not intended to teach software, but focuses on the analytical decisions required when constructing a resource model.

The seminar is aimed at geologists, geoscientists, and engineers who can benefit from enhancing their skills and knowledge when using, reviewing, and/or constructing resource models for evaluation of mineral deposits. The concepts presented herein are also applicable to other natural resource industries outside of the mining sector, including forestry, environment, petroleum, and agriculture.

No geostatistics background is necessary.

Seminar Topics:

  1. Introduction
    • Objectives
    • Geological Modeling
  2. Exploratory Data Analysis
    • Stationarity
    • Relevant statistical tools
    • Compositing
    • Grade capping
  3. Spatial Analysis
    • Variograms and covariances
    • Calculation and modeling
    • Change of support
  4. Estimation Methods and Strategies
    • Estimation Approaches: Inverse Distance, Ordinary Kriging
    • Selection of Estimation Parameters
  5. Model Validation
    • Qualitative vs quantitative checks
    • Declustering and change of support
  6. Classification
  7. Special Topics for Mining Geostatistics (Time Permitting)
    • Conditional bias
    • Conditional simulation


Oy Leuangthong, PhD, P.Eng., is a Principal Geostatistician at SRK Consulting, with more than 15 years of experience in geostatistics for resource characterization and uncertainty assessment. Prior to joining SRK, she was an Assistant Professor of Mining Engineering at the University of Alberta. She has taught geostatistics to engineers and geologists from international companies in the Americas, and has consulted on mining and petroleum projects. She has authored and co-authored two books, and more than 40 technical papers on geostatistics.

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