Applied Geostatistics Citation

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The Citation Program in Applied Geostatistics (CPAG) is designed to provide geoscientists, as well as mining and petroleum engineers, with knowledge and skills that will allow them to better quantify resources and reserves. This program fills an important niche between the conventional one-week intensive course and a two-year master’s degree program. 

Topics covered include geologic rock types and stochastic modeling, trends and non-stationarity, variograms for spatial continuity modeling, kriging for optimal estimation of resources, simulation for uncertainty quantification, multivariate modeling, and decision-making in presence of uncertainty.

Program at a Glance

Program structure

1 course needed to graduate.

Location & Format

Classes in UAlberta’s main campus & online.


4 months of part-time study.


This program is ideally suited to those from industry who seek a more in-depth understanding of modern geostatistical tools. A bachelor’s degree in engineering, geoscience, or related field is a prerequisite for admission.

Qualifications & Admission

A bachelor’s degree in engineering, geoscience, or related field is a prerequisite for admission. 

Applying to the program is a requirement if you want to earn the citation.

This program is currently open for enrolment—apply now!


  1. Click on the ‘Apply now’ button below to download the Application for Program Admission form.
  2. Submit your completed application, along with a $100 admission fee.

Tuition & Fees

  • A one-time application fee of $100 is required for admission into the program.
  • The course registration fee is $8,000 (GST-exempt) and includes tuition and all required materials.
  • Payment is due at time of enrollment. We accept credit cards and Canadian bank drafts (which can be mailed along with the completed registration form).
  • This program is eligible for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant.


Edmonton session

Location: University of Alberta Main Campus
Instructor: Dr. Clayton Deutsch
Fees include all instruction and course materials.
Registration Fees: $8,000 CAD (GST exempt)

Edmonton course info & registration

Edmonton schedule
  • Tuesday to Friday, May 19 - May 22,  2020, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm − mandatory attendance
  • Monday to Thursday, Jun 15 - Jun 18, 2020, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Monday to Thursday, Jul 13 - Jul 16, 2020, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Monday to Thursday, Aug 10 - Aug 13, 2020, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Attendance is required for Week One and strongly suggested for Weeks Two, Three and Four. Resources will be made available online for directed study.

Participants are expected to spend 60 hours on lecture material, 40 hours on informal learning and interaction, and up to 90 hours on the exercises. The time required for the exercises could exceed this amount if customized to a project. Sixteen comprehensive assignments will be distributed.


Other locations

Additional courses may be offered off campus.


Talk to us for additional details: call 780-492-5532 or 780-492-3158, or send us an email.


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