November 1, 2018 by

Bertrand Groulx chairing panel on corporate analytics adoption for CSUR

Verdazo Analytics’ President Bertrand Groulx will chair a panel discussion titled “Case Studies & Adopting Analytics – A Corporate Journey.” The panel takes place from 10:15-11:50 on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at the Odd Fellows Hall in Calgary. Groulx will be joined by speakers Bob Lamond, VP Exploration, Rife Resources, Ltd, and Darcy Fairbrother, Strategic Sales Project Manager for NCS Multistage, Inc. The group will walk through corporate case studies and there will be time for audience Q&A. The panel is part of the latest session put on by the Canadian Society for Unconventional Resources’ (CSUR) focusing on Data and Data Analytics for the Upstream Oil & Gas Sector. Register for the event and learn more here.

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October 9, 2018 by

Bertrand Groulx speaking on leveraging data at Cortex Connection Summit

Verdazo Analytics’ President Bertrand Groulx will speak on a panel at the Cortex Connection Summit in Calgary on October 24, 2018. The panel is titled “Big Data Procurement – How do technology and systems leverage data to improve business processes?” and takes place from 9:50-10:50 am at the Hyatt Regency Calgary as part of the one-day summit. The theme of this year’s summit is disrupting the concept of closed networks. Attendees will learn about the value, support and flexibility in technology interoperability driving operational and financial performance. Groulx is joined on the panel by Elena Dumitrascu (TerraHub), Téo Adams (ATB Financial), Bryan Pederson (Amalto Technologies) and Daniel King (EnergyNow). Register for the event or learn more here.

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September 7, 2018 by

Verdazo Analytics exhibiting at the SPE ATCE 2018

Verdazo Analytics will be exhibiting this month at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition 2018 in Dallas, TX. Our team invites all conference attendees to drop by booth #229 to learn more about our VERDAZO visual analytics software and our Machine Learning capabilities. ATCE 2018 will feature 350+ technical presentations, special sessions, and networking events for over 8,000 Society of Petroleum Engineer members and other professionals looking for the latest news on current and future technologies to help find and produce hydrocarbons faster, more efficiently, and safely. The conference takes place in Dallas, Texas from September 24-26, 2018. Learn more about ATCE 2018 and register here.

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April 26, 2018 by

Bertrand Groulx teaching course on advanced analytics for SPEE

Verdazo Analytics President Bertrand Groulx is teaching a course on statistics and analytics titled “Uncertainty Characterization, Statistical & Aggregation Principles and Advanced Analytic Methods” for the Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers (SPEE) in Carlsbad, California. The presentation is part of the 55th annual SPEE conference which takes place at the Park Hyatt Aviara on June 2-5, 2018. Groulx will share the podium with co-presenter Jim Gouveia of Rose & Associates. Their course will provide a solid background for professionals in the application of Statistics, Uncertainty and Aggregation Principles to their evaluations. At the end of this course, participants should have an intermediate understanding of estimating under uncertainty, basic statistics & aggregation principles, advanced analytic methods and selected best practices in production type well curve development. Groulx and Gouveia’s course takes place on Saturday, June 2 and runs the full day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Learn more about the conference agenda and register here.  

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April 26, 2018 by

Tyler Schlosser presenting on Machine Learning for SPE

Verdazo Analytics’ Chief Data Scientist Tyler Schlosser will deliver a presentation titled “Machine Learning: Practical Examples in Upstream Oil & Gas” for the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). The presentation takes place from 7:30-9:30 a.m. on May 31, 2018 as part of the SPE’s Oil & Gas Analytics Breakfast Series. The presentation will provide a quick overview of Machine Learning, how it can be applied to Oil & Gas problems with a focus on time-to-value, the challenges it presents, and specific case studies to illustrate its power. Schlosser was recently appointed Chief Data Scientist at Verdazo Analytics after over a decade of experience across Oil & Gas, mostly recently as Director of Economics and Risk at GLJ Petroleum Consultants. Learn more about the presentation and register here.  

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April 26, 2018 by

Verdazo Analytics exhibiting at Geoconvention 2018

Verdazo Analytics will be exhibiting during Geoconvention 2018 at booth #100. The Verdazo Analytics team invites all convention attendees to drop by and learn more about the company’s VERDAZO visual analytics software and its recently-launched Machine Learning division and capabilities. Geoconvention is an annual convention produced by the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG), Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (CSEG) and the Canadian Well Logging Society (CWLS). It takes place in Calgary, AB from May 7-9 at the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre and is expected to attract over 4,000 people. Learn more about Geoconvention 2018 and register here.  

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February 20, 2018 by

Bertrand Groulx speaking on Smith Business Club data analytics panel

Verdazo Analytics President Bertrand Groulx is a featured panelist for Calgary chapter of the Smith Business Club of Queen’s University. The panel, titled “Leveraging Data Analytics in Your Business,” takes place Wednesday March 14, 2018 from 5:30-8:30 in the Petroleum Club in Calgary. The panelists will cover why employing analytics is a critical enabler of business and some of the common pitfalls to avoid when integrating and deploying them across an organization. Additional panelists at the event include Kaush Rakhit (President – Canadian Discovery Ltd., Upstream Oil and Gas Analytics, Data and Expertise), Pavel Rahman (Lead – IBM’s AI & Advanced Analytics Consulting Practice in Canada), and Simon Rivard (Manager – Ember Resources; Specialties: Oil and Gas Data Management). Register for the event and learn more here.

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January 24, 2018 by

Verdazo Analytics appoints Ryan Bielefeld to lead U.S. expansion

Verdazo Analytics today announced the appointment of Ryan Bielefeld as U.S. Sales Manager as part of its expansion into the U.S. market. Bielefeld will lead the company’s business development efforts and be based out of Houston, Texas. Previous to joining Verdazo Analytics, Ryan spent nearly five years in Account Management at Pason Systems, Inc., which acquired Verdazo Analytics last year. At Pason, Ryan split his time between Calgary and Houston. He focused on offering his clients integrated data solutions that enabled users to collect, manage, report and analyze real-time drilling data. He’ll continue that work in his new role, helping to further integrate Pason’s wealth of drilling data into VERDAZO software and the company’s newly launched Machine Learning Division. “We have the Oil & Gas industry’s best visual analytics software and we’re excited for Ryan to start sharing it with our new partners in the United States,” says Bertrand Groulx, President of Verdazo Analytics. Ryan brings deep industry experience and expertise, with over 20 years in upstream Oil & Gas, including multiple roles at Schlumberger, and Weatherford Drilling Services. “Our U.S. clients should expect the same thing our Canadian clients do: industry-leading service and best-in-class software that enables them to...

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January 22, 2018 by

Verdazo Analytics presenting on Machine Learning at CSUR workshop

Verdazo Analytics President Bertrand Groulx will deliver a presentation on Machine Learning for the Canadian Society for Unconventional Resources (CSUR). The presentation is titled “Machine Learning: Opportunities & Challenges for the Oil & Gas Industry” and will provide an overview of Machine Learning, how it can be applied to O&G problems, the challenges and dangers it presents, and a specific case study to illustrate its power.It also comes on the heels of the company’s 2018 launch of its Machine Learning Division, which will deliver Artificial Intelligence solutions to the Oil & Gas industry. The CSUR workshop takes place on January 31, 2018. Its focus is on “Data and Data Analytics for the Upstream Oil & Gas Sector.” It takes place in the ConocoPhillips Canada Theatre in Gulf Canada Square. Groulx’s presentation takes place from 11:10-11:30 am. Learn more about Verdazo Analytics’ Machine Learning Division here. Learn more and register for the CSUR event here.

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January 17, 2018 by

Verdazo Analytics Launches Machine Learning Division

Verdazo Analytics entered the field of Artificial Intelligence today with the launch of its Machine Learning Division, which will deliver targeted and accessible Machine Learning solutions for Oil & Gas. Verdazo Analytics will initially deliver Machine Learning solutions through a consulting offering, with a software product to follow later in 2018. Machine Learning capabilities will eventually be fully integrated with the company’s flagship VERDAZO visual analytics software. The Machine Learning Division of Verdazo Analytics will be led by Tyler Schlosser, the company’s new Chief Data Scientist. Tyler joins the company from GLJ Petroleum Consultants, where he was Director, Economics & Risk. Tyler brings a background as a petroleum engineer, as well as over a decade of focus in the Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence spaces. At GLJ, Tyler developed an industry-wide reputation as a trusted advisor on specific Oil & Gas topics, including reservoir engineering, economic modelling and energy markets. “Machine Learning is a key pillar for the future of Oil & Gas analysis,” says Verdazo Analytics President Bertrand Groulx. “Tyler will be working directly with our clients to target specific industry opportunities with our new capabilities. Ultimately, Machine Learning will further enable our clients to generate value across their...

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