Downtown Tech Lunch: Human Capital in a world of analytics and big data in exploration workflows* - Sep 19th

Tue Apr 19th-West Tech Lunch:
Meeting Location:
Petroleum Club of Houston
1201 Louisiana, 35th
Houston, TX 77004
(Valet parking onsite.)

Meeting Time: 11:00 to 1:00 pm
Registration Begins at 11:00
Lunch Served at 11:30
Presentation starts at Noon

NOTE: You Must Be Logged In to Register.

Speaker: Katya Casey, Actus Veritas Managing Director and 2018 GSH Honorary Membership Awardee

What is the value of experienced human capital in an automated environment?  
In this session, we will discuss the use of big data, analytics, machine learning and other recently popular digital initiatives in upstream oil and gas projects. Optimization of repetitive processes is an obvious candidate for the established assets, but what can be done in exploration where each basin presents a new set of issues and challenges?   We will cover aspects such as: 
What is repetitive and what is not in Exploration Workflows
Machine learning versus human capital development in the E&P organization
Spatial data as a foundation in E&P workflows
Data transformation requirements from exploration into production
Big Data in Exploration

Several case studies and examples will be available for discussion.  Through these talking points, we will engage the audience in a lively and productive discussion.

Speaker Biography: Katya Casey, Actus Veritas
Katya Casey holds a Master of Science degree in Geophysics from the University of Houston. Katya started her career with the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow and continued it in the United States where she worked for Amoco Petroleum, Vastar Resources, BHP Billiton, Apache and Murphy Oil companies. Currently she is one of three managing directors at Actus Veritas Geoscience, LLC. She developed and applied a new method of iterative interpretation of geophysical and regional sub-surface data with plate tectonics reconstructions and integrating results into petroleum systems analysis. Katya is known in the petroleum industry for designing and implementing multiple geoscience technologies and innovations including an early adoption of ArcGIS into oil and gas exploration workflows. She is adept at project definition and optimization of team dynamics. She provides mentorship and develops early career geoscientists and colleagues through publications, training, teaching, and industry forum presentations. Katya is also a respected technical speaker. She has coauthored papers and presented at multiple industry conferences and workshops. In 2008 she received an award in “Leadership in Technology” from the Association of Women in Computing.

Price List:
Pre-Registered Late/Walk-Up
 $35  $45
 Non-Member  $45  $55
 Student Member
 $0  $10

** If you require a vegetarian meal, please make request below, thank you.

9/19/2018 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Central Daylight Time

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