December 14, 2018 by

Bertrand Groulx busking in the +15 for YYC Tech Gives

Above: Guitar-slinger Bertrand Groulx in his busking home in the +15, flanked by Don Chenery, Senior Business Analyst and Dean Anderson, Machine Learning Business Development. Verdazo Analytics President Bertrand Groulx has been playing a mix of Christmas songs, rock favourites and even an original as part of a multi-day busking engagement to raise funds for YYC Tech Gives. All funds raised are being donated to The Calgary Food Bank. Groulx – a longtime amateur guitar player and singer – has raised almost $2500 in his first two days busking over the lunch hour between Brookfield Place and Bow Valley Square. The gigs actually mark his first-ever public performances. His setlist has included: Good Riddance, English Girls, Another Lonely Day, Hey Jude, an original song called Just Right, along with a host of seasonal favourites like Blue Christmas, Silver Bells and Jingle Bell Rock. Bertrand will perform again Monday December 17 and Wednesday December 19. We hope you’ll come down to cheer him on – and drop a few bucks in the guitar case for YYC Tech Gives and The Calgary Food Bank. Or, you can donate to Verdazo’s YYC Tech Gives page online.

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December 5, 2018 by

Tyler Schlosser wins SPE Technical Excellence and Achievement Award

Everyone on the Verdazo Analytics team would like extend congratulations to our own Tyler Schlosser, the 2018 recipient of the SPE Calgary Section’s Technical Excellence and Achievement Award. In his role as Verdazo Analytics’ Senior Technical Machine Learning Advisor, Tyler made impactful contributions to the Calgary section of the SPE, its members, and our industry. We invite you to join us in celebrating Tyler’s accomplishments at the upcoming Data Analytics Breakfast event at the Calgary Petroleum Club on January 10th from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Here is just a small sampling of Tyler’s notable contributions: Machine Learning: Practical Use in Upstream Oil & Gas Machine Learning: Is it really a Black Box? Machine Learning: Finding the signal or fitting the noise?

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November 26, 2018 by

Verdazo Analytics expands Machine Learning Division

Verdazo Analytics added five full-time staff to its team in November in an expansion of its Machine Learning Division. Since launching the division in January 2018, Verdazo Analytics has delivered consulting services to clients and producers, and in partnership with other industry-leading consulting firms. The company has helped the Oil & Gas industry understand and realize the practical benefits offered by Machine Learning in the areas of production performance prediction and completion optimization. The expanded team joins Tyler Schlosser, the company’s Senior Technical Advisor for Machine Learning and Reservoir Engineering. Together, they’ll work on developing Verdazo Analytics’ forthcoming Machine Learning software and helping clients understand and adopt machine learning technologies and methodologies. “A larger, diverse team allows us to respond to the growing interest in leveraging complex datasets to produce valuable insights that contribute to the bottom line” says Verdazo Analytics President Bertrand Groulx. “The success we have enjoyed in our most recent consulting projects has allowed us to craft our technology and processes to extract insights from a broader collection of data.” The new staff bring extensive experience and education across geophysics, geomechanics, reservoir engineering, completions design, drilling, infill programs, enhanced recovery, economics, math, physics and software engineering. Many...

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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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