The Variogram Basics: A visual introduction to one of the most useful geostatistical concepts


EVAN BROWNGEOSCIENCE CONSULTANT, EVAN@EXPERTENRESEARCH.COMThis is a re-release of the best RECORDER paper of the 2021-2022 season, as voted by the RECORDER Committee.Congratulations to Evan on producing a well written and popular article!Figure 1. Stacked siliciclastic lacustrine strata of the late Mississippian West Bay formation, East Bay, Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, Canada. Photo Credit David E Brown.IntroductionThe job of a petroleum geoscientist is rapidly transforming into a role that requires proficiency with statistical concepts and data management. The goal of this primer is to provide the reader, through words, basic examples and images, an understanding of some of the basic principles behind the [...]