Arvind Sharma

Arvind Sharma

Vice President Data & Analytics TGS

Dr Arvind Sharma is VP of Data & Analytics at TGS. In this role, he is responsible for Machine Learning initiatives as well as broader digital transformation. He has 14+ years of experience in various seismic and software-related work.  Arvind has bachelors and masters degrees in Applied Geology and Exploration Geophysics respectively from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur. He has a PhD from Virginia Tech (VT) in Geophysics.

Arvind has a broad background in the oil and gas industry as well as outside the industry. He has worked in jobs ranging from software engineering (Infosys) to efficient seismic acquisition design (PGS) to developing seismic image algorithms (BP) to prospecting and drilling exploration wells (BP). Most recently he was Chief Geophysicist at PGS and held a similar role at TGS before his current position where he led the Industry’s first crowdsourcing challenge “TGS-Kaggle Salt Identification Challenge”.  Additionally, he holds several patents, has been a keynote speaker at major conferences and has featured on several ML podcasts.
 

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Thursday 07/11/2019

From 11:00 To 11:30

11/07/2019 11:00 11/07/2019 11:30 Advanced Analytics and Machine Learning TGS has embarked on a program to enhance the utility, level, and value of our offerings to the industry through applying artificial intelligence techniques (AI) to both our internal processes and to our industry-leading geoscience data library.  AI is powered by three engines; algorithms, compute power and data and TGS is uniquely positioned within this space to harness the power of AI.
 
A high-level review of the terms AI, Machine Learning (ML) and Deep Learning (DL) will be given along with examples from general use of these techniques recognizable to all and how they can be applied to problems within oil and gas exploration and production.
 
There are now many technology start-ups within the oil and gas sector that are racing to apply AI to industry data sets and problems. What are the easy problems already solved and why? What are the medium- and long-term problems still awaiting solutions and what are the major hurdles to clear?
 
Finally, some thoughts on how AI will transform the industry in terms of efficiency, complexity of data analysis and accuracy of our predictions
Future Technology & Innovation Forum

Future Technology & Innovation Forum

"Advanced Analytics and Machine Learning"

Arvind Sharma
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Thursday 07/11/2019

From 11:00 To 11:30

11/07/2019 11:00 11/07/2019 11:30 Advanced Analytics and Machine Learning TGS has embarked on a program to enhance the utility, level, and value of our offerings to the industry through applying artificial intelligence techniques (AI) to both our internal processes and to our industry-leading geoscience data library.  AI is powered by three engines; algorithms, compute power and data and TGS is uniquely positioned within this space to harness the power of AI.
 
A high-level review of the terms AI, Machine Learning (ML) and Deep Learning (DL) will be given along with examples from general use of these techniques recognizable to all and how they can be applied to problems within oil and gas exploration and production.
 
There are now many technology start-ups within the oil and gas sector that are racing to apply AI to industry data sets and problems. What are the easy problems already solved and why? What are the medium- and long-term problems still awaiting solutions and what are the major hurdles to clear?
 
Finally, some thoughts on how AI will transform the industry in terms of efficiency, complexity of data analysis and accuracy of our predictions
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