Workshop - Introduction to the theory and practice of geostatistical modelling with the PluriGaussian and Multiple-Point Statistics techniques

Facies Modeling workshop


Philippe Renard1, Julien Straubhaar1 and Nasser Madani2

  1. Stochastic Hydrogeology and Geostatistics group, University of Neuchâtel
  2. School of Mining and Geosciences, Nazarbayev University

Date, location and practical information

Registration cost: 1000 CHF for professionals / 500 CHF for students / free for students belonging to the  PhD School Water Earth Systems

To register, please fill the Registration form

Do not hesitate to contact us by email for any question: philippe.renard@unine.ch

Aim of the course

The aim of this course is to introduce two advanced geostatistical modeling techniques: the PluriGaussian and the Multiple-Point Statistics approaches.

These techniques can be applied to model geological heterogeneity and in particular the spatial distribution of categorical variables such as rock types or lithofacies. They are used for example in the field of hydrogeology, mining extraction, geotechnical characterization or hydrocarbon reservoirs, but they can also be employed in any field where categorical variables are important such as for example the mapping of plant or ecosystem types in biology, the simulation of soil types, land use, or hydroclimatic patterns.

During the course, participants will learn the fundamental aspects underlying the PluriGaussian and Multiple-Point Statistics approaches and will have the opportunity to apply them in practice through a series of tutorials and hands on.

Course content

See next page.

Example of plurigaussian simulation

Exemple of hierarchical MPS simulation