North Tech Lunch: Human Capital in a world of analytics and big data in exploration workflows* - Sep 20th
Southwestern Energy Conference Center
10000 Energy Drive
Spring, TX 77389
11:00 to 1:00 pm
*Registration Begins at 11:00
**Buffet Lunch line will open at 11:15
**Presentation starts at 12:00
NOTE: You Must Be Logged In to Register.
Speakers: Katya Casey, Actus Veritus 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 Veritus
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.
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