Tag Archives: Oil and gas

Maybe you can’t machine learn everything – but does that mean you shouldn’t try?

July 10, 2017

  I just got back from the EAGE, the 79th annual European conference and exhibition for Geoscience and Engineering. But what I actually want to tell you about is what I did on the weekend before the conference started. A few of us from Teradata joined a slightly more recent tradition – the Subsurface Hackathon… Read More »

PNEC#21 and a Unique Take on the Value of Analytics

June 7, 2017

The 21st PNEC conference in Houston, Texas – the International Conference and Exhibition on Petroleum Data Integration and Information Management – has just wrapped up. As ever, it felt part-conference, part-family reunion – petroleum data management is a small and specialised discipline. A few-hundred of us keep meeting, year after year, to share our learnings… Read More »

Should Data Modelling be a ‘Prescriptatorship’, or Take a More Laissez-Faire Approach?

June 1, 2017

During my morning walk or commute to and from the airport, I’ve got into the habit of listening to audio books. My current book is The Story of Human Language. I thoroughly recommend it. It has some great stories of how languages change over time. For example, do you know how the French ‘ne…pas’ negation… Read More »