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Dr. Deutsch is a Professor in the School of Mining and Petroleum Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Alberta. He teaches and conducts research into better ways to model heterogeneity and uncertainty in mineral deposits and petroleum reservoirs. Prior to joining the University of Alberta, Dr. Deutsch was an Associate Professor (Research) in the Department of Petroleum Engineering at Stanford University. His employment history also includes three years with Exxon Production Research Company and three years of experience with Placer Dome Inc. Dr. Deutsch has published eight books and over three hundred research papers. Dr. Deutsch holds the Alberta Chamber of Resources Industry Chair in Mining Engineering and the Canada Research Chair in Natural Resources Uncertainty Characterization.
- Doctor of Philosophy, Applied Earth Sciences (Geostatistics) Stanford University, Stanford, California, June 1992
- Master of Science, Applied Earth Sciences (Geostatistics) Stanford University, Stanford, California, April 1987
- Bachelor of Science, Mining Engineering (With Distinction) University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, April 1985
1997 – present: Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Professor (Associate Professor prior to July 2001): teach and direct research within the School of Mining and Petroleum Engineering. Active areas of research include the application of geostatistical tools to modeling petroleum reservoirs, stochastic methods for grade control, and improved techniques for geostatistical modeling that integrate diverse data types such as complex non-linear geologic features and dynamic historical production data. Consultant: within university guidelines, provide consulting assistance to companies and government institutions in the area of geostatistical modeling.
September 1995 – 1997: Department of Petroleum Engineering, Stanford University
Associate Professor (Research): direct research within the Stanford Center for Reservoir Forecasting; teach classes in reservoir modeling and interdisciplinary aspects of reservoir management. Active areas of research included hierarchical pseudo-genetic simulation of reservoir lithofacies, prior integration of seismic and production data in stochastic reservoir models, and dynamic scale-up from geologic model to flow model. Consultant: within university guidelines, provide consulting assistance to companies and government institutions in the area of geostatistical modeling.
June 1992 – August 1995: Exxon Production Research Company, Houston, Texas
Research Specialist: assigned to the Geologic/Engineering Studies Section of the Reservoir Division to conduct research and applications projects in reservoir characterization. 60% of time devoted to basic research into improved geostatistical techniques for lithofacies and petrophysical property modeling. Remaining time devoted to applications/testing of these methods to practical problems in the North Sea, Texas, Canada, Saudi Arabia, China, and Australia. Consulting Associate Professor: traveled to Stanford University to give lectures, lead seminars, and advise students in the area of reservoir characterization.
July 1987 – December 1989: Placer Dome Inc., Vancouver, BC
Geostatistician/Mining Engineer: duties included the preparation of geostatistical geological models, mineral inventories, and mine designs for project evaluations and feasibility studies. In addition, research was directed towards the development of new ideas and techniques related to the use of geostatistics and computers in mine engineering. Prepared feasibility studies and reports on the geostatistical characterization of a number of mineral properties.