Agenda

Monday, August 09

07:00 - 08:00
08:00 - 08:10
08:10 - 08:30
08:30 - 10:00
Session 1: The State of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in our Industry Lone Star Ballroom
Session Chairpersons Shahab Mohaghegh, West Virginia University; Andrei Popa, Chevron
Speaker(s) Tom Blasingame, Texas A&M University; Shauna Noonan, OXY

The session will explore an open and transparent sharing on the personal view of the SPE Presidents about the contribution of these technologies to our industry. Furthermore, it will address the role of SPEI organization and its SPE Presidents and Board of Directors be to promote a realistic application of these technologies to our industry. 

10:00 - 10:30
10:30 - 12:00
Session 2: State of Art in the Digital Reservoir Characterization and Modeling Lone Star Ballroom
Session Chairpersons Joe Frantz, ResFrac; Alireza Haghighat, IHS
Speaker(s) Roland Horne, Stanford University; Mehrdad Zamirian, West Virginia University; Adam Halpert, Chevron

This session will present recent advances applying MLS algorithms in reservoir characterization and modeling. Presentations will focus on areas of data integration including fibre well data, micro-seismic, petrophysics, core, and field diagnostics such as pressure fall-off to develop detailed static models of rock, fluid, and mechanical properties. 

12:00 - 13:30
13:30 - 15:00
Session 3: Reality and Fiction in Reservoir/Well Performance Predictions Lone Star Ballroom
Session Chairpersons Joe Frantz, ResFrac; Roland Horne, Stanford University
Speaker(s) Shahab Mohaghegh, West Virginia University; Sathish Sankaran, Xecta Digital Labs; Bin Gong, Tracy Energy

The session explores real world applications and methods in predicting well performance. Can data driven analytics go beyond automated history matching and pattern recognition? Case studies include the integration of production, geology and completions with discussions on successes and failures. 

15:00 - 15:30
15:30 - 17:00
Session 4: Uniqueness of AI & ML in the Oil Industry Lone Star Ballroom
Session Chairpersons John Davies, Chevron; John Hudson, Shell
Speaker(s) Mariano Gurfinkel, Marathon; Ben Amaba, IBM; Michael Pyrcz, University of Texas

Without question, the analytics solutions are increasingly pervasive and sophisticated, but the data, uncertainties and fundamentals of the petroleum industry make the application of analytics distinct in the petroleum industry. This session will begin a presentation followed by an open discussion of utilizing AI/ML in the petroleum industry.  

17:00 - 18:30

Tuesday, August 10

07:00 - 08:00
08:00 - 09:30
Session 5: Current State and Opportunities of Data Analytics in the Petroleum Industry Lone Star Ballroom
Session Chairpersons John Davies, Chevron; John Hudson, Shell
Speaker(s) Kevin Chambers, Chevron

In this session, industry technical executives will share current states and challenges of progressing advanced analytics, cultural changes, and cross-discipline applications, giving their views on current battle lines and the next steps to address. Presentations will be from a range of companies followed by a panel discussion with the presenters. 

09:30 - 10:00
10:00 - 11:30
Session 6: State of Art of AI Application for Completions, Stimulation & Drilling Lone Star Ballroom
Session Chairpersons Alireza Haghighat, IHS; Alireza Shahkarami, Baker Hughes
Speaker(s) Hamed Tabatabaie, IHS Markit; Ted Furlong, Baker Hughes; Ted Cross, Novi Labs

In this session, industry experts share their experiences in analyzing filed data with AI and ML to undestand complex patterns and build predictive models which are used to optimize drilling, completion and field development operations.

 

11:30 - 13:00
13:00 - 14:30
Session 7: Issues Related to Managing Human Factors Lone Star Ballroom
Session Chairpersons Iraj Ershaghi, University of Southern California; Jitendra Kikani, Chevron
Speaker(s) Jim Crompton, Consultant; Pallav Sarma, Tachyus; Naj Meshkati, University of Sounthern California

In this session, the discussions will be on managing the human factor issues related to reducing demand on the human using automation and also the expectation of increased performance with the advent of digital information technologists.

14:30 - 15:00
15:00 - 16:30
Session 8: The Future of Digital Transformation in the Petroleum Industry Lone Star Ballroom
Session Chairpersons Turgay Ertekin, Penn State University; Andrei Popa, Chevron
Speaker(s) Chet Ozgen, Nitec LLC
16:30 - 17:00