April 4, 2019


SPE-Gulf Coast Section



The Gulf Coast chapter of the Society of Petroleum Engineers will host an one-day Data Science Convention at the Norris Conference Center, Houston, TX, on Thursday April 4th.  This year’s theme is “Transforming the Upstream O&G Industry with Advanced Data Science Solutions”.  We are excited to have two extraordinary keynote speakers: Robert D. Kelly, Head of the Upstream Digital Organization, BP ; and Detlef Hohl, Chief Scientist Computation and Data Science, Shell.


The convention is intended for Upstream Oil & Gas professionals, academia scholars and students with interests in emerging data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence applications. The agenda will include presentations from leading professionals to showcase their recent advancements and applications of Data Sciences. We are excited to Franzika Bell, Head of Data Sciences for Uber as a guest speaker and Preston Cody from Wood Mackenzie, a major industry analyst, on the panel session.


We will also be hosting startup and technology companies who will exhibit their state of the art and emerging products, and a Poster Competition amongst university students and young professionals. With up to 400 attendees, there will be ample networking opportunities with lunch and coffee breaks (covered in your registration fees).



=========KeyNote Speakers======

Rob Kelly   

Head of Upstream Digital Organization, BP   


Detlef Hohl

Chief Scientist - Computation and Data Science, Shell 


=======Session Speakers====== 


Sarah Karthigan 

ExxonmobilData Science Manager, ExxonMobil

Reimagining Oil and Gas with AI


Mojtaba Shahri

ApacheSr. Scientist - Drilling Analytics at Apache Corporation

Data Analytics in Action: Case Studies from Drilling to Production


Cheng Zhan

Senior Data Scientist , Anadarko

Applying machine learning in long-term oil production forecasting


Justin Clark

Data Scientist, California Resources Corporation 

Interrupted Time Series for Estimating Intervention Response


Florian Basier

Senior R&D Product Developer, Emerson  

Limitations of Naïve Machine Learning Approaches in Geosciences: The Example of Grain Size Prediction from Microresistivity Logs


Franzika Bell 

Head of Data Science for the Platform Team, Uber 

Accurate forecasts at a touch-of-a-button: from event forecasting to real-time anomaly detection


Sammy Haroon  

Chief Executive Officer, AlphaX

You Want the Truth? Adapting O&G Organizations to Make Digital Transformation Successful  





Susan Morgan 

Director of Market Insight and Strategy, Baker Hughes 

Solving complex challenges using advanced analytics and AI


David Bowlby

Vice President: Data Analytics Oxy Advanced Analytics

Moving from Theory into Mainsteam Practice



Michael Gaines

 Director of Communications, National Oilwell Varco

Data Day Living (NOV's Predictive Analytics Applications for Plant efficiencies and equipment maintenance, BOP's etc.)



Preston Cody

 Head of Analytics Lab, Wood Mackenzie

Discovering value in data through industry collaboration


========= Agenda ======





              ===Poster Competition===


***For any queries regarding Poster Presentations, please contact:

Anisha Kaul @ akaul@slb.com



Sponsorship and exhibit opportunities are available (click to download) 

                   Organizations interested in space for industry exhibits/booths or sponsorship, please contact:

 Manish Mittal at mittal.manish89@gmail.com


**For any queries regarding the convention, please contact the below:

Suri Bhat at suri_bhat@hotmail.com

Tom Howes at howestb@gmail.com  


***For any queries regarding registration, please contact:

Sunit Mathur at sunit.mathur91@gmail.com 





SPE Gulf-Coast Data Analytics Study Group

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Thu, April 4, 2019

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Norris Conference Centers – Houston CityCentre

801 Town & Country Blvd #210
Houston, TX 77024

Free parking is available on 3rd level of the parking garage of Norris Conference Center. Follow signs from there to Norris Entrance.

Valet parking is also available via the Hotel Sorella parking attendants. 

(See attached map)

Group(s): Data Analytics