Tag Archives: oil

Are there relics in your data management?

September 6, 2017

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about remnants in language — speech patterns and phrases we still use long after we have forgotten their original purpose. (You guessed it: my studies on the formation and change of human language are still going strong.) We repeat the same phrases without any real understanding of their original… Read More »

Henry Ford didn’t build a faster horse – and neither should you

August 24, 2017

Three mistakes the oilfield keeps making about Big Data and what to do about them I’ve often heard “the upstream industry has handled big data for ever. G&G data is huge, so we are the experts”. Even if the basic premise was correct (it’s not: lots of other industries work with larger datasets), size isn’t… Read More »

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 »