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Special Issue "Geostatistical Applications in Petroleum Geology"
A special issue of Geosciences (ISSN 2076-3263).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 September 2018).
Interests: geomathematics; geostatistics; hydrocarbon reservoirs; clastic depositional environments; regional geology; Croatian geomathematical terminology
Looking back at the early 1950s, geostatistics started to develop into a domain of mineral-resource exploration. Several decades later, it became part of many geosciences, such as geology, geography, forestry, geomathematics, and others, growing through numerous applications, case studies, and theoretical advancements. However, geostatistics is still, regarding its tradition and application, strongly practised only in the petroleum industry, especially in petroleum geology. It was especially emphasized from the 1990s onwards, i.e., when computer processing power was rapidly increased and software packages became complex enough that they could reliably produce different geological models, like burial history, contour lines mappings, fluid migration and injection, evolution of depositional environments, tectonics history, and palinspastic sections. That was especially and widely used in exploration and development of hydrocarbon reservoirs all over the world, off-shore and on-shore. However, the highly increased CPU and GPU power made subsurface mapping easier, what is primary purpose of different Kriging techniques, whatever they are applied into deterministic or stochastic models.
Consequently, the intention of this Special Issue of Geosciences is to attract and publish high-quality contributions, which would cover all aspects of geostatistics and its applications in petroleum geology and similar fields, also giving new insights in particular applications and theoretical advancements in the field. We will kindly welcome all such manuscripts with an emphasis on:
- Application of geostatistics in the early exploration phase of hydrocarbon reservoirs (or cases with “small” number of input data);
- Application in the late exploration or development phase of hydrocarbon reservoirs (or cases with “large” number of input data);
- Subsurface geological mapping of hydrocarbon reservoirs and other structures;
- Variogram analysis, interpretation advice, “tips and tricks”;
- Improvements and advanced applications of the Kriging techniques;
- Simulations, both conditional and unconditional;
- Geostatistics in geosciences connected with petroleum geology;
- Simultaneously using of neural tools, descriptive statistics and geostatistics in reservoir geology and geomathematics in general.
Prof. Tomislav Malvić
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- subsurface mapping
- hydrocarbon reservoirs
- geological evolution