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Transforming Subsurface Science

Friday, June 10, 2016

New techniques subsurface people can use to help their companies drill profitable wells

Finding Petroleum's forum in London on April 18, 'Transforming Subsurface Science,' looked at better ways that subsurface people can help their companies to drill profitable wells. This means predictable and repeatable wells.

Topics covered include how (conventional) scientists can best work together with data scientists, where analytics has been proven to add value, and the best techniques for getting the most from data analytics.

We also covered learning from how meteorologists do it, getting seismic data off tape, working with broadband seismic, seismic interpretation without 'a priori' knowledge, mapping how people work with information, indexing old information, and developing your own software modules.

We had case studies including using analytics to reduce the amount of proppant you need on a well, analysing public domain New Zealand data, mapping rate of penetration with rate on bit, understanding drillbit wear, and cleaning up old oil and gas data in Nigeria.

Common themes included the importance of data scientists working together with domain experts (people who understand the oil and gas industry), and the importance of setting your objective before you start.



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