Agenda

All times Central Daylight Time (UTC -5)

Tuesday, May 18

07:30 - 08:00
Workshop Introduction and Overview

Chairpersons:

Hector Klie,  DeepCast.ai; Knut-Andreas Lie, SINTEF; Sebastien Matringe, Hess

The objectives of the workshop will be stated, and the importance of open subsurface for innovation.

08:00 - 09:15
SESSION 1: Project Highlights: Open Data

Presentations will cover specific open data and open source projects and their applications.

Presentations

09:15 - 09:30
09:30 - 10:30
SESSION 2: Panel Discussion: Business Perspectives on Open Subsurface
Moderator(s) Sebastien Matringe, Hess; Hector Klie, DeepCast.ai; Hani Elshawi, NoviDigiTech; Fabian Stamm. Terranigma Solutions GmbH

Open projects represent a deviation from the usual business practices in the oil and gas industry. Other sectors have managed to develop business models that benefit different members of an open ecosystem. This session will explore how a transition to an open environment could be achieved in the industry and lead to a successful business environment for all stakeholders.

Panellists

Nanne Hemstra
dGB Earth Sciences

Jamie Cruise
Schlumberger

Vasu Guruswamy
CSL Ventures

10:30 - 10:45
10:45 - 11:45
SESSION 3: Panel Discussion: Starting an Open Project
Moderator(s) Joshua White, LLNL; Knut-Andreas Lie, SINTEF; Masa Prodanovic, University of Texas at Austin

This session will focus on the process of launching open projects, addressing key questions such as: (1) how to start a new, open project; (2) how to accelerate innovation through open data, code, and publications; (3) how to leverage a broad network of contributors and build an engaged community; and (4) how to manage downside risks associated with open frameworks.

Panellists

Alexandre Lapene
Total

Kelly Rose
NETL

Knut-Andreas Lie
SINTEF

Masa Prodanovic
The University of Texas at Austin

11:45 - 12:00
12:00 - 12:30

Wednesday, May 19

08:00 - 09:15
SESSION 4: Project Highlights: Open Source - Geomodelling and Reservoir Characterization

Presentations will cover specific open data and open source projects and their applications.

Presentations

09:15 - 09:30
09:30 - 10:30
SESSION 5: Panel Discussion: Licensing, Legal Considerations, and Intellectual Property Rights
Moderator(s) John Boden, SPE; Hani Elshahawi, NoviDigiTech

This session is designed to provide the open project contributor or user a primer on licensing, legal considerations and intellectual property (IP) rights. In particular, it will introduce various popular licensing structures for open content and highlight the implications and limitations of each. It will also cover the IP implications of contributing to open projects.

Panellists

D.C. Toedt
Law Office of D.C. Toedt III
University of Houston

Fred Aminzadeh
The University of Houston

Maxwell Pritt
Boeis Shiller Flexner LLP

 

10:30 - 10:45
10:45 - 11:45
SESSION 6: Panel Discussion: Scaling and Sustaining an Open Project
Moderator(s) Kelly Rose, NETL; Joshua White, LLNL; Knut-Andreas Lie, SINTEF, Stephen Whitley

This session explores opportunities, examples, and advice to ensure a successful, secure, and strategic open-data project. The discussion will review themes such as, how do you organize the project to ensure that it gets continuous traction and support; obtaining feedback on open-source projects; how to promote/expand these efforts while balancing proprietary and other concerns; cybersecurity concerns and advice for open-data efforts; balancing meritocracy with predictability; and ecosystem development for adoption beyond the community.

Panellists

Alf Rustad
Equinor

TBD
ESRI

11:45 - 12:00
12:00 - 12:30

Thursday, May 20

08:00 - 09:15
SESSION 7: Project Highlights: Open Source - Simulation and Applications (Part 1)

Presentations will cover specific open data and open source projects and their applications.

09:15 - 09:30
09:30 - 10:30
SESSION 8: Panel Discussion: Reproducible Research
Moderator(s) Kelly Rose, NETL; Joshua White, LLNL; Knut-Andreas Lie, SINTEF

Traditionally, publications were designed to share ideas with peers and obtain feedback. Today, a significant body of research is computational or data-driven research. In these cases, it is impossible to check the validity of the approach without having access to the underlying dataset or source code. Technology has also advanced significantly to allow publications to contain data, computer programs, and interactive content. This panel will discuss the current state-of-the-art of scientific publishing and explore how it needs to evolve to better support reproducible research and explainable data science results.

Panellists

Birol Dindoruk
University of Houston

Martin Blunt
Imperial College

Manish Parashar
NSF

10:30 - 10:45
10:45 - 11:45
SESSION 9: Panel Discussion: Learning with Open Projects
Moderator(s) Masa Prodanovic, Univerity of Texas at Austin; Joshua White, LLNL
Speaker(s) Nancy Chen, University of Calgary; Ramona Graves, Colorado School of Mines; Michael Pyrcz, The University of Texas at Austin

Open projects provide a useful learning opportunity as we move beyond the current difficulties due to the lack of data. This session will discuss trainning models that will be viable with open projects and understanding the impact of these opportuities. With the data readily available, education could be pivoted towards more field examples and newer insights could be obtained from the data.

Discussions can develop a framework to help enhace the skillset with open projects and removing barriers towards adoption of these projects and datasets, reducing the learning curve for the projects. This session will also cover necessary developments in the Petrowiki portal to include examples based on field data that use and reference open source and open data projects.

11:45 - 12:00
12:00 - 12:30

Friday, May 21

08:00 - 09:15
SESSION 10: Project Highlights: Open Source - Simulation and Applications (Part 2)

Presentations will cover specific open data and open source projects and their applications.

Presentations

09:15 - 09:30
09:30 - 10:30
SESSION 11: Panel Discussion: Fostering an Open Ecosystem
Moderator(s) Masa Prodanovic, University of Texas at Austin; Hani Elshahawi, NoviDigiTech
Speaker(s) Raj Kannan, Schlumberger; Rekha Patel, Xrathus; Wolfgang Bangerth, Colorado State University

Data type, size and file formats greatly vary and change over time with technology used to capture data. Thus without investing into infrastructure to manage data, the open data concept is just a wish despite the benefits of data and software exchange. This session will discuss how to (1) connect open data and open source projects, i.e. ensure compatbility and interoperability, (2) foster environments that enable users to easily contribute and align the contributions, and (3) how to get the open efforts funded.

 
10:30 - 10:45
10:45 - 11:45
SESSION 12: Panel Discussion: Defining the Role of Professional Societies in Open Subsurface
Moderator(s) Tom Blasingame, Texas A&M University; Patrick Bangert, Samsung SDS; John Boden, SPE

This session will review and summarize the sessions that have occured throughout the workshop and will gather some statistics from the audience via polling. We will discuss the challenges and opportunities from a practical and actionable point of view and formulate some take-home lessons. The closing panel session will attempt to identify concrete actions that the SPE should take to foster an open subsurface ecosystem. The concensus achieved will form the basis for a recommendation whitepaper that represents the final deliverable of the workshop. 

Panellists

Everhard Muyzert
EAGE President

Xiaojun Huang
SEG Board of Director

Shelley Stall
AGU Senior Director

Tom Blasingame
SPE President

11:45 - 12:00
12:00 - 12:30