UTCS Colloquium: Eric Schoen Schlumberger (FoCS) What Oil Companies Want to Know: Inside Oilfield Data Interpretation ACES 2.402 Tuesday September 11 2007 at 4:30 p.m.
Date/Time: Tuesday September 11 2007 4:30 p.m. - Talk 5:3
0-6:30 p.m. Mixer
Location: ACES 2.402
What Oil Companies Want to Know: Inside Oilfield Data Inter
One of my favorite Richard Hamming quote
s %93The purpose of
computing is insight not numbers %94 perfectly des
the goals underlying oilfield data interpretation systems.
e oilfield is drowning in numbers%97terabytes of seismic
surface data an
d megabytes of borehole measurements%97but
fundamentally the question th
at oil company exploration
departments need to answer is simple: Where s
hould we drill?
This talk will begin with an introduction to oilfield da
interpretation exploring the nature of data and information
influences exploration decision making. Next I will show
of data interpretation systems in use today.
Finally I will delve into
the interesting challenges for
computer science%97data volume fusion v
management%97that these systems exemplify.
will be 5 questions for the audience following our talk.
rs these questions correctly will be entered
into the drawing for a Nin
tendo WII console.
Dr. Eric Schoen is Technical Advi
sor and Chief Architect Geoscience and Simulation with Schlumberger Inform
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