July 19, 2018



Halliburton and AAPG are collaborating to bring to AAPG community the very first Hybrid Physics-based deep neuralnetwork (DNN) Hackathon. Physics informed DNN uniquely combines physics and machine-learning. 

The objective of this hackathon, designed for domain geoscientists and engineers, is to hack the provided Python® code and develop DNN models for time series predictions of reservoir behavior.

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Hybrid Physics/DNN Integration 
The use of deep learning models in oil and gas is on the rise. 
Deep learning models while showing a lot of promise have limitations when applied to oil and gas problems
Specifically these limitations deal with being able to incorporate geoscientists’ understanding of subsurface physics into deep learning models

Subsurface physics can be incorporated in one of many ways a subset being:
Augmentation of training datasets for deep learning models using data generated by physics driven simulators, including physics-based models as a component in an ensemble of data driven deep learning models
Formally incorporating domain physics within the deep neural network structure

Scope and Prerequisites
Domain meets DNN hackathon is designed for practitioners, data scientists, developers, decision-makers and includes hands-on Python coding experiments. OpenEarth™ Community (OEC) , a cloud-based environment will be provided. For this hackathon, participants will focus on

  • Augmenting provisioned training dataset using a relevant physics based model 
  • Modifying and applying supplied algorithm to their own model 

REQUIRED BOOTCAMP WEBINAR/ July 16. All participants must participate in the pre-event familiarization boot-camp webinar. The bootcamp will orient participants with Python-coding and OEC environment. You will receive log-in information and time.

7.00 am – Doors open 
7.45 am – Welcome and Introduction, Susan Nash, Director of Innovation, Science, and Technology, AAPG / Patrick Ng, AAPG Deep Learning TIG / Rekha Patel, Halliburton

8.15am – Hackathon Overview – Steve Ward, Chief Advisor
8.30am Hackathon Begins – Srinath Madasu, Technical Advisor
9.30 am Coding for the Scope 1 Starts
12.00 – Lunch

1.00 pm – Coding for Scope 2 Starts
3.30 pm – Presentations/Judging
5:00 pm – Awards & Networking 


Susan Nash

AAPG's Director of Education and Professional Development 

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Date and Time

Thu, July 19, 2018

7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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