DESG: How Big Data and Analytics is Changing the Oil and Gas Business

Speaker Harold G. Walters
Harold G. Walters, Ph.D., is a Chief Technical Advisor for Halliburton Production Enhancement Technology.  He has served in various Halliburton Technology technical, project, leadership, and managerial roles for the past 23 years.  He received a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from Louisiana State University and a Ph.D. in Civil ...

Harold G. Walters, Ph.D., is a Chief Technical Advisor for Halliburton Production Enhancement Technology.  He has served in various Halliburton Technology technical, project, leadership, and managerial roles for the past 23 years.  He received a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from Louisiana State University and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Oklahoma State University.  Dr. Walters’ areas of thought leadership and technical expertise include solid mechanics, numerical methods, software development, fracture modeling, rheology, friction modeling, small and large scale experimental testing, fracturing fluid development, and data science.  He has authored 23 technical papers and has 17 issued patents some of which have received a Halliburton Patent Significant Value Award.  He has been active in the Society of Petroleum Engineers in various leadership and technical capacities.  He has served as a technical paper reviewer with the most recent being for The Journal of Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources.  Dr. Walters’ latest area of investigation is applying big data analytics to multiple types of problems within Halliburton.

Full Description

Big data and analytics have move from the early adopters and is becoming much more mainstream.  Oil and gas businesses have always had to deal with large data sets and now utilizing those data sets in innovative ways is driving significant value to the bottom line.  What are some of the ways big data and analytics are being utilized today?  How is this shift changing the roles of our technical professionals?  What are some of the lessons learned in bringing big data to a corporation that has utilized more traditional approaches?

Organizer Rick Morneau

Cell: 281-315-9395

When?

Wed, Oct. 15, 2014
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. US/Central

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Norris Conference Center – Westchase
9990 Richmond Ave., South Bldg., Ste. 102
Houston, Texas 77042
United States

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