Posts by Micaela Dawn

April 14, 2019 by

Anton Biryukov of Verdazo Analytics places third in global machine learning competition

Verdazo Analytics Data Scientist Anton Biryukov took home third prize in a machine learning competition in March of this year. “Turn up the Zinc” was a crowdsourcing challenge to augment Glencore‘s efforts to predict zinc recovery at their McArthur River mine in Australia. The participants used the Unearthed platform and consisted of 229 global innovators from 17 countries forming 61 teams and submitting 1286 model variations over one month. “The Unearthed platform provides a great opportunity to polish my data science skills, while solving applied problems in the oil and gas and mining industries,” said Anton, who worked on the problem during his spare time. While most contest submissions were team collaborations, Anton chose to tackle the problem with the help of just one junior data resource. “For my team, third prize in this competition means motivation to try harder in the next challenge, plus new doggy treats for Junior Data Analyst Lumi.” Lumi and Anton discuss strategy For more information on “Turn up the Zinc,” click here.

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March 29, 2019 by

Brian Emmerson delivering presentation at Houston Machine Learning in Oil & Gas conference

Verdazo Analytics’ Director of Data Science Brian Emmerson will deliver a presentation titled “Applied Geosciences and Machine Learning – A Case Study from the Spirit River” at the Machine Learning in Oil & Gas conference in Houston, Texas on April 18, 2019. The presentation takes place at 11:45 a.m at the JW Marriott Galleria. Emmerson’s presentation will outline how the integration of geoscience and engineering data can quantify well feature impact and importance. He’ll also outline how delivering usable models can help user adoption and how the application of interpretable machine learning techniques can build trust. This is the fourth annual Machine Learning in Oil and Gas Conference. It takes place April 17-18. To learn more or register, click here.

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February 20, 2019 by

Brian Emmerson speaking on SPE panel on subsurface analytics

Verdazo Analytics Director of Data Science Brian Emmerson is a featured speaker at a panel on subsurface analytics at the upcoming Society for Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Subsurface Data Analytics workshop on February 27, 2019 at The Bow in Calgary. The panel, titled “An In-Depth Discussion on Subsurface Analytics,” also features Louis Fabbi of Fabi Analytics, David Fulford of Apache Corporation and Christopher Petr of CNOOC International. Verdazo Analytics President Bertrand Groulx will co-moderate the panel. The panel will explore the successes, challenges and opportunities the future of subsurface data analytics holds, including existing datasets that are underutilized in the industry and how to overcome obstacles to leverage them using new and evolving technologies. The panel takes place from 4:00-5:00 p.m. on February 26-27 at The Bow in Calgary. To register for the workshop or for more information, click here.

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February 20, 2019 by

Bertrand Groulx presenting machine learning case study at SPE workshop

Verdazo Analytics President Bertrand Groulx will present a machine learning case study at the Society for Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Subsurface Data Analytics workshop on February 27, 2019 at The Bow in Calgary. The case study utilizes GLJ Petroleum Consultants’ Spirit River regional geologic study and incorporates both geoscience and engineering data to characterize which geological, reservoir and completion data contribute most significantly to well production performance. John Hirschmiller of GLJ will join Groulx for the presentation. As part of the presentation, Groulx will outline how machine learning models provide objective, analytical means to interpret large, complex datasets. The presentation will provide interested parties with practical applications of machine learning, particularly for assessing the commercial viability of resource development, optimizing completion designs and informing reserves evaluations. Groulx’s presentation takes place from 8:00-9:30 a.m on February 27th. The SPE workshop takes place February 26-27 at The Bow in Calgary. To register or for more information, click here.

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