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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November 2, 2017 by

Verdazo Analytics presenting on ‘Visual Analytics in the New Normal’

Over the last decade, the collective impact of changes in production technologies, the shift in commodity prices and a reduced workforce is defining a ‘new normal’ in oil & gas. On November 16, Verdazo Analytics’ President Bertrand Groulx will provide a visual overview of evolving production and market trends and explore the role data and technology will play as the industry adapts to its changed landscape. Groulx’s presentation is titled “Visual Analytics in the New Normal: Past, Present & Future” and will be delivered as part of the geoLOGIC Adapting to the New Normal technical showcase. Groulx’s presentation runs from 10:55 to 11:20 a.m. Verdazo Analytics will also be available throughout the afternoon for attendees looking to learn how VERDAZO software, in combination with geoLOGIC data, can deliver powerful insights through visual analytics. The geoLOGIC showcase takes place at the ConocoPhillips Auditorium in Gulf Canada Square and runs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Learn more and register for the event here.

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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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May 24, 2017 by

Verdazo Analytics releases 2017.1 software update

We’re pleased to announce the spring 2017 release of our VERDAZO software. This release streamlines workflows for better usability and updates configurations based on input from our network of clients, industry experts and professionals. The release also adds sophistication to VERDAZO’s analysis capabilities, including those highlighted in our recent Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) multivariate analysis paper. This release is the next step in our ongoing product journey and includes some key architectural enhancements that will enable us to incorporate Pason drilling data as part of a future release. We’ll have an update for you on those plans later this year. Our clients can trigger their updates by contacting us at support@verdazo.com.

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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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