Abstract: Google your way to maximimum geoscientific value

Although there is an exponential increase in data collection within oil and gas companies, access to the data for meaningful subsurface interpretation is constrained by the limited toolkits many geoscientists have at their disposal. We propose some methodologies and open-source software tools that can provide more efficient access to structured and unstructured data, thereby enabling geoscientists to make full use of this valuable resource.


Marc Boulet graduated from the University of Calgary with Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Geophysics in 2007. He has worked for companies like Talisman, BP Canada Energy, Apache, and Cenovus, where he is currently a Data Scientist. Marc is a co-organizer for the CalgaryR User Group, which provides monthly meetups centred around R, an open source programming language for statistical computing, data analysis, and graphical visualization. He is also the co-founder of Untapped Energy, a grassroots initiative focused on data science in oil and gas. Untapped holds monthly meetups and hosted a multi-day datathon event on October 12-14, 2018. (www.untappedenergy.ca).


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