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Effectiveness of Nitrogen Energized Completions in the Alberta Montney

In the Kakwa area of the Montney there has been a recent trend away from the use of nitrogen as an energizer in the completion of horizontal multi-stage fractures. This presentation explores the effectiveness of this trend, specifically examining the production performance, cost implications and economics of the use of nitrogen in the area, and considers the uncertainty associated with drawing early conclusions.

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September 21, 2017 by

Verdazo Analytics presenting on Unconventional Big Data Forecasting for SPE

Verdazo Analytics’ President Bertrand Groulx will present for the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), at the Session 7 workshop “Unconventional Resources: Big Data Forecasting.” Groulx’s presentation is titled “How Many Months of Production Do I Need for a Reliable Forecast?” It takes place on September 27, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. The SPE workshop runs September 26-27 at Hotel Arts in Calgary, Alberta. Learn more and register for the event here.

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September 21, 2017 by

Verdazo Analytics presenting on Planning Type Curve Best Practices for SPE

Verdazo Analytics’ President Bertrand Groulx will present for the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) at the Session 1 “Unconventional Resources: Production Type Curve Construction – Best Practices and Pitfalls.” Groulx’s presentation is titled “Uncertainty Considerations for Development Planning Type Curves” It takes place on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. The SPE workshop runs September 26-27 at Hotel Arts in Calgary, Alberta. Learn more and register for the event here. Save Save

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September 21, 2017 by

Verdazo Analytics and geoLOGIC Systems explore N2 energized completions in CSUR talk

Verdazo Analytics’ President Bertrand Groulx and geoLOGIC Systems’ Joshua Lee will deliver a presentation for the Canadian Society for Unconventional Resources (CSUR) on Monday, September 25, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. The presentation is titled “Effectiveness of Nitrogen Energized Completions in the Alberta Montney”. Groulx and Lee’s presentation is part of a single-day CSUR event called “The Alberta Montney Resource: An Important Play for Alberta”. Additional sessions will outline a macro-analysis of the play, its associated challenges and commentary from both researchers and operators. The event takes place in the ConocoPhillips Canada Theatre at 401 9 Ave SW in Calgary, Alberta. Learn more and register for the event here.   Save Save

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Is your organization competing on analytics? A roadmap to analytics success.

(April 2017, Society of Petroleum Engineers Breakfast Talk, Calgary) This wide-ranging presentation makes the case for using visual analytics — and lays out a path to analytics success. It examines the state of analytics adoption in oil & gas and details why so many analytics initiatives fail. Readers will learn the mental hurdles and obstacles organizations must overcome on their journeys and get clear case studies that show how analytics are making major impacts across the industry.

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May 12, 2017 by

Verdazo Analytics hires new Director of Business Development

Verdazo Analytics today announced the appointment of Kirk Graham as Director of Business Development. Graham will be focused on supporting the company’s Canadian clients in their analytics journeys while playing a key role as Verdazo Analytics expands further into the U.S. market. Kirk brings a diverse background to his new role, including experience in startup technology, multivariate analysis (Medusa Medical Technologies, Evoco) and oil & gas business development (IHS). He’s renowned for his consultative, solutions-oriented approach to working with clients, and his sincere, committed focus on his clients’ success, all qualities long associated with Verdazo Analytics. Kirk can be reached at kirk@verdazo.com.

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May 4, 2017 by

Bertrand Groulx presenting at CSUR’s Hydraulic Fracturing workshop

Verdazo Analytics’ President Bertrand Groulx will deliver a presentation on data analytics at the Canadian Society for Unconventional Resources’ (CSUR) one-day workshop on Hydraulic Fracturing. The event takes place on May 11, 2017 and focuses on the industry’s technological advancements over the last decade as well as examining the new technologies that are being developed to increase productivity and reserves in Unconventional Resource Plays. Groulx’s presentation is titled “Multivariate Analysis Using Advanced Probabilistic Techniques for Completion Design Optimization.” He co-wrote the paper with and Jim Gouveia of Rose & Associates and Don Chenery, also of Verdazo Analytics. Groulx’s presentation is scheduled for 1:00 p.m and takes place at the ConocoPhillips Canada Theatre in Calgary, AB. For more information, click here.

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April 26, 2017 by

Bertrand Groulx presenting on visual analytics at GeoConvention 2017

Verdazo Analytics’ President Bertrand Groulx will deliver a presentation on data analytics at GeoConvention 2017 as part of the Best of SPE papers section. The presentation is titled “Multivariate Analysis Using Advanced Probabilistic Techniques for Completion Design Optimization”. Groulx co-wrote the paper with and Jim Gouveia of Rose & Associates and Don Chenery, also of Verdazo Analytics. Groulx’s presentation is scheduled for 1:25 on May 16, 2017. It’s suitable for those with limited exposure to the data analytics space as well as more sophisticated practitioners. GeoConvention takes place May 15-19, 2017 at the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre.  Click here for more information.

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April 17, 2017 by

Bertrand Groulx nominated as SPE Distinguished Lecturer

Verdazo Analytics’ President Bertrand Groulx has been nominated to be a Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Distinguished Lecturer. Nominees are selected by their peers and cited for their industry expertise and leadership, and facility in front of an audience. SPE Distinguished Lecturers typically embark on speaking tours, delivering presentations to global audiences on topics of critical importance to the energy industry. Groulx has regularly presented to SPE audiences in the past. Many of his presentations can be found here. The SPE Distinguished Lecturer Program was created in 1961 and features speakers from around the world. Final selections for this year will be made in October with the resulting lecture tours extending into 2018. Learn more here.

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April 5, 2017 by

Bertrand Groulx outlines a roadmap to analytics success at the Calgary Petroleum Club

Verdazo Analytics’ President Bertrand Groulx will deliver a presentation titled “Is your organization competing on analytics? A roadmap to analytics success” at the Calgary Petroleum Club on April 20th. The presentation is part of the Society for Petroleum Engineers’ Business Breakfast series. Groulx will outline how visual analytics can be significant contributors to the petroleum industry’s survival and success in times when companies are cost conscious and struggling to find new ways to thrive. Drawing from his 100+ successful visual analytics implementations, Groulx will lay out the path companies can follow to maximize analytics adoption and impact.Attendees will learn practical approaches and strategies to overcome the obstacles companies are most likely to encounter on their analytics journeys. The session takes place from 7:30-9:30 a.m. at the Calgary Petroleum Club. To review the presentation delivered click here.

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