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AI-GEOSTATS: Kriging versus inv. Dist. Weighting

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  • Tomislav Malvic RGNF
    Dear all, This is my first try at geostat mailing list, and maybe my question will not be very professional . I work with data set of porosity in one oil
    Message 1 of 3 , Nov 15, 2002
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      Dear all,


      This is my first try at geostat mailing list, and maybe my question will not be very "professional".


      I work with data set of porosity in one oil reservoir. Interpolations were done with three interpolation methods: Inverse distance weighting, Kriging (ordinary) and Cokriging (collocated). I done spatial analysis with semivariogram modelling for (co)Kriging.


      After all, I calculated true error for every included point as difference between real value and estimated value at the same place. I was confused when I saw that Kriging error was higher of Inverse Distance Weighting error! The lowest errors were gained by Cokriging (with the same semivariogram modell as used in Kriging).


      What could be reason for that? Maybe 14 points is too low set for proper modelling of directional semivariogram analysis (directions=0 and 90 degrees). I tested several lag distances and distance with the highest range was chosen. If chosen distance is too low interpolation map contains mostly areas of "bull-eyes". Also, input points are moderately clustered.


      Thank you and best regards,

      Tomislav



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    • Pierre Goovaerts
      Hi Tomislav, Don t be surprised. It is my experience that cross-validation might sometimes indicate that best interpolation results are obtained using the
      Message 2 of 3 , Nov 15, 2002
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        Hi Tomislav,

        Don't be surprised. It is my experience that cross-validation
        might sometimes indicate that best interpolation results are obtained
        using the simplest techniques. If your observations are not
        too clustered and display no anisotropy, inverse square
        distance could yield good results.
        Now, you didn't explain which secondary information was used
        for cokriging and how many neighboring values were used
        in the different interpolators.

        Regards,

        Pierre Goovaerts
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        Consultant in (Geo)statistics
        and Senior Chief Scientist with Biomedware Inc.
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        Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48103-1535, U.S.A.

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        On Fri, 15 Nov 2002, Tomislav Malvic RGNF wrote:

        > Dear all,
        >
        >
        > This is my first try at geostat mailing list, and maybe my question will not be very "professional".
        >
        >
        > I work with data set of porosity in one oil reservoir. Interpolations were done with three interpolation methods: Inverse distance weighting, Kriging (ordinary) and Cokriging (collocated). I done spatial analysis with semivariogram modelling for (co)Kriging.
        >
        >
        > After all, I calculated true error for every included point as difference between real value and estimated value at the same place. I was confused when I saw that Kriging error was higher of Inverse Distance Weighting error! The lowest errors were gained by Cokriging (with the same semivariogram modell as used in Kriging).
        >
        >
        > What could be reason for that? Maybe 14 points is too low set for proper modelling of directional semivariogram analysis (directions=0 and 90 degrees). I tested several lag distances and distance with the highest range was chosen. If chosen distance is too low interpolation map contains mostly areas of "bull-eyes". Also, input points are moderately clustered.
        >
        >
        > Thank you and best regards,
        >
        > Tomislav
        >
        >




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