+ + =
2
1
( )
( )
( ) ( )  
( )
( ) ( )   L u y u y L u x u x
L n
L
i i
L n
i
i i c
+ + =
=1
2
1
( ) ( ) ( )   ( )   ( )   L u Y E u X E L u Y u X E L C
c
+ + =
Cross covariance
( )
( )
( ) ( )
( )
( )
( )
( )
= =
+ =
L n
i
i
L n
i
i i c
u x
L n
L u y u x
L n
L c
1 1
1 1
( )
( )
( )
=
+
L n
i
i
L u y
L n
1
.
1
( ) ( ) ( ) L C C L
c c c
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( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( )
= = =
=
n
i
i
n
i
i
n
i
i i c
u y
n
u x
n
u y u x
n
c
1 1 1
1 1 1
0
Numerical Example 3.7. Table 3.8
TABLE 3.8 PERMEABILITY AND POROSITY DATA FOR
NUMERICAL EXAMPLE 3.7
Depth (ft)  k (md)
2,040 8.25 35
2,041 9.0 50
2,042 6.25 21
2,043 5.0 16
2,044 5.3 20
2,045 4.75 8
2,046 5.0 14
Cross variogram and cross covariance for data in
Numerical Example 3.7
Cokriging (Doyen, 1988)
Kriged porosity
Porosity by regression from
1/(acoustic impedance)
Porosity by
cokriging
Universal Kriging
Conventional Estimation Techniques
Stationarity
The residual should have a constant variance
A variable with
no trend and
a residual with varying dispersion
A variable with
a trend and
a residual with varying dispersion
Stationarity
Example Of Stationary And Nonstationary
Surfaces
Beware: Stationarity Is A Matter Of Scale!!!
Porosity log of well M10x in the Dan Field (Almeida and Frykman, 1994)
The Basic Assumption Of Geostatistics
A geological variable z(x) is composed of a systematic
trend and a random component.
z(x) is the realization of a random function Z(x)
equal to the sum of a trend m(x) and of a random
stationary residual R(x) of mean 0:
Z (x) = R (x) + m (x)
But how can we calculate statistics from just
one outcome?
The Stationarity Assumption
Mean and variance are independent
of location:
Covariance between values at two
locations only depends on distance:
( )   ( )   m h x Z E x Z E = + =
( )   ( )  
2
o = + = h x Z Var x Z Var
( ) ( )   ( ) h C h x Z x Z Cov = + ,
Universal Kriging
( ) ( ) ( ) u R u m u X
+ =
( ) ( )
=
od neighborho
i
u X u m
( ) ( ) ( ) u m u X u R
=
( ) ( )
=
=
L
i
l l
u f a u m
0
( ) u a a u m
1 0
+ =
f
0
(u) =1 so that for a linear trend
( )
2
2 1 0
u a u a a u m
+ + =
And for a quadratic trend
We define drift
Local mean is
Subtract local mean from individual samples, we obtain
Samples value
( ) ( )
=
=
n
i
i i
u X u X
1
0
*
=
=
n
i
l i l i
u f u f
1
0
for l = 0, , L
This imposes L+1 constraints
Applying the minimum variance,
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( ) ( ) ( ) ( )
( ) ( )
( ) ( )
( )
( )
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(
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(
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Location of reservoir top well data
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Map of reservoir top generated with universal kriging
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