Career Development Series: Data Science and Analytics

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The growing specialty has traditionally been fulfilled through math, statistics, and computer science professionals but the complex problems being solved in the oil and gas industry require professionals to have geologic and engineering experience. Getting started on this career path is the most difficult part and this event is designed to provide an informal setting to learn about the career path from successful professionals and also network with ambitious peers. This event will be a panel discussion by industry professionals on what is needed to become a data scientist in the petroleum industry. Following the panel discussion will be networking with more than 100 other peers and professionals.


Barry Zhang is Co-Founder & CEO of Quantico Energy Solutions, an artificial intelligence company focused on drilling and geoscience solutions for the oil and gas industry. Shell, Equinorand Nabors Industries are major investors in Quantico. Barry graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and he received his MBA from the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management.



Dr. Arvind Sharma is the VP of Data and Analytics at TGS. He is responsible for ML initiatives as well as broader Digital Transformation efforts. Arvind has a broad background in the oil & gas industry working in software engineering, seismic acquisition and developing seismic image algorithms. Most recently he was the Chief Geophysicist at PGS. He also led the industry’s first crowdsourcing challenge “TGS-Kaggle Salt Identification Challenge”.



Brandon Guttery joined Enverus as a Technical Advisor in early 2017, and currently serves as Team Lead for the Technical Advisors. In his current position, his interests in geology and large geological datasets allow him to work with customers to help deliver data-driven solutions. Brandon received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Geology from the University of Oklahoma in 2010 and 2012 respectively.

October 14th, 2019 6:00 PM   through   9:00 PM
Karbach Brewery
2032 Karbach St
Houston, TX 77092
United States
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