Time To Enlist in the Analytics Army

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Data analytics is the future of ­getting ahead for engineers and geo­scientists in the exploration and production (E&P) business.

Three executives of large companies recently played up the growing importance of data-driven employee development, from data science boot camps at BP to the Citizen Data Scientist program at ConocoPhillips.

“We have got a data science community that is growing by leaps and bounds,” said Michael Rowley, director of technology and innovation at BP, during a presentation at the recent Data Science Convention 2018 put on by the Data Analytics Study Group of the SPE Gulf Coast Section.

“The most powerful way for us to promote data analytics is to give our technical people training so they are fully armed with data analytics tools,” said Greg Leveille, chief technology officer of ConocoPhillips.

Those willing to learn and apply these new tools “will have a disproportional impact on each of your companies,” Leveille said, adding “our industry will be populated by people who know and who can do data analytics well.”

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Time To Enlist in the Analytics Army

Stephen Rassenfoss, JPT Emerging Technology Senior Editor

01 June 2018

Volume: 70 | Issue: 6