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Dr Duncan Irving
» Practice Partner, oil and gas
» Teradata
Deborah Humphreville
» Director energy, EMEAR
» DigitalGlobe

Full Agenda

Monday, November 20, 2017
The Geological Society

Unmanageable and Underutilized Data

Across our industry, we are challenged by increasing amounts of data arriving ever more quickly, sometimes called the “big data” issue.

The classic response to vast volumes of data is to select only a sub-set and/or to approach any analysis with a ‘going in’ model – for example to pre-judge that the key correlation is between Parameter X (for example, Cost) and some other Variable Y (for example, Delay) – rather than letting the data ‘speak’.

And, technically, scatter (XY) plot and regression loyalists are falling way behind those that are applying advanced analysis techniques to identify hidden signals in their data

Underutilized Analytics
Advanced analysis techniques like machine learning can deliver much more value in the context of problem solving, and have demonstrated their power in the ‘big data’ shale oil and gas provinces of the USA by pulling out of the many potential influences those that have the biggest impact on production; by enabling vast amounts of data from satellite-borne sensors to be understood; by offering monitoring/preventative maintenance for operations equipment, for example turbines.

In all these applications, these techniques have truly ‘let the data speak’.

The key here is that we must avoid this becoming yet another (IT) technology solution looking for a problem to solve!
And so for this event we seek presentations that demonstrate the solving of oil & gas problems using analytic/machine learning techniques.

Please get in touch with me if you have an insight to offer!

David Bamford

Note: This event continues from our past "Solving E&P problems with Machine Learning & Analytics" event held in November 2016 - see the agenda - see the delegates list


9:30 David Bamford - Director
Finding Petroleum

Welcome & Introduction

9:40 Dr Duncan Irving - Practice Partner, oil and gas

Why Machine Learning in the oil industry is difficult

Duncan Irving is the Oil & Gas Consulting Team Lead, EMEA & APAC with Teradata. Duncan joined Teradata from the University of Manchester where he instructed in geophysical interpretation and geocomputational methods for the last seven years. He was involved in consulting and research projects involving user interactions with massive subsurface datasets and more general upstream data management, and he continues to maintain research links as an honorary lecturer. One long term project was with Teradata and he drove the development of Teradata's capabilities in the Upstream Oil and Gas area. This time provided him with a deep understanding of the capabilities of Teradata and how they can best be used in the petroleum industry.
He is a geophysicist and also has a PhD in glacial geophysics and geotechnical engineering (why frozen ground moves faster during climate warming and how this affects infrastructure). Duncan lives in the hills outside Manchester with his wife and three children. He is a mountaineer, fell runner and is a card-carrying member of the CAMpaign for Real Ale.

Teradata is the world's largest company solely focused on creating enterprise agility through databa
10:20 Deborah Humphreville - Director energy, EMEAR

Machine learning and artificial intelligence unlocking geospatial analytics for E&P

Over 28 years business background and technical experience in Information Technology, relating to energy business processes. Have identified problems and implemented effective and innovative integrated content and platform solutions to address financial and strategic analysis and business model recommendations.

Worked globally with companies such as Total, Eni, Shell, BP, Statoil, ExxonMobil and ChevronTexaco. Have lived in Europe for the last 19 years, working for various technology companies. BA in Geophysical Sciences from Univ of Chicago, MS in Geology from Univ of So. Carolina and MBA from Houston Baptist University.

DigitalGlobe is a leading provider of commercial high-resolution Earth observation and advanced geos
10:50 Coffee & Tea; Exhibits
11:15 Waclaw (Wally) Jakubowicz - Managing Director
Hampton Data

Title TBC

Hampton Data Services (HDS) was established in 1991, as a geotechnical data processing company speci
11:50 Speaker from -
Technology / service company

Title TBC

12:25 Graham Scotton & Deb Grubbe - Founders, Director
PetroMall Ltd

Near Miss Management (Title TBC)

Petromall is a unique oil and gas advisory service which prides itself on technical excellence in se
13:00 Close: Lunch & Exhibits

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