The 2018  Oil & Gas Machine Learning Symposium features a full day of dynamic presentations, engaging breakout sessions, and effective networking opportunities.

27 September 2018
07:30 am – 5:30 pm
Houston, Texas

Hosting Sponsor

Geophysical Insights was founded in 2008 by Dr. Tom Smith with the vision of applying machine learning methods to geologic interpretation to reduce the risk of exploration and the cost of field development.  Shortly after launching the company, Dr. Smith assembled some of the best talent in geoscience, interpretation software development, and technology marketing.  The group’s goal was to develop the next generation of interpretation tools in an intuitive, elegant interface that could be used by all interpreters.  Over three years in development, Paradise® was commercially launched at the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) Annual Convention in 2013 and has seen steady adoption in the industry since its launch.


Geophysical Insights continues to build capabilities in the Paradise platform, which is proving to reveal deeper insights in the seismic response through multi-attribute analysis. Built for large sets of data, Paradise is a ‘Big Data’ solution that easily scales from a single workstation to an enterprise. With adaptive algorithms that learn from the data that are enabled by low-cost, high performance computing, interpreters are able to extract more information from seismic and well data than would otherwise be possible from traditional interpretation tools.

Click here to learn more about the power and ease-of-use of Paradise or contact us to schedule a free 30 day trial and experience Paradise for yourself.

Partner Sponsors

Founded in 1930, SEG provides information, tools, and resources vital to:

  • Advancing the science of exploration geophysics
  • Fostering common scientific interests
  • Supporting humanitarian efforts
  • Accelerating geophysical innovation

Inspiring the geophysicists of today and tomorrow, SEG ‘s long-standing tradition of excellence in education, professional development, new business generation, and engagement cultivates a unique community platform that encourages collaboration and thought leadership for the advancement of geophysical science around the world.

Headquartered in Tulsa, OK and with regional offices in Dubai, UAE and Beijing, China, SEG is a global society dedicated to enhancing the present and future of applied geophysics.

The Geophysical Society of Houston was formed in 1947 to promote the science and profession of geophysics, and to foster fellowship and cooperation among all persons interested in geophysics. The GSH forms the heart of a Houston-based geophysical community and gives opportunities to interact with colleagues throughout the profession. It is a public foundation and a charitable, tax-exempt organization under 501(c)(3) of the IRS tax codes.

Currently the largest Section of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, the GSH encourages and supports scientific, educational, and charitable activities of benefit to geophysicists.  With nearly 2000 members, the Geophysical Society of Houston conducts monthly technical luncheons in three locations, two technical sessions (with breakfast) and a number of meetings for special interest groups. We host an annual two-day Spring Symposium and support community outreach programs. Continuing education opportunities in exploration geophysics are available at all levels.

Since its founding in 1917, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists has been a pillar of the worldwide scientific community. The original purpose of AAPG, to foster scientific research, to advance the science of geology, to promote technology, and to inspire high professional conduct, still guides the Association today.

AAPG provides publications, conferences, and educational opportunities to geoscientists and disseminates the most current geological information available to the general public.

AAPG, an international geological organization, has offices in London, Dubai, Singapore, Bogotá, and Lagos. Included among its membership are geologists, geophysicists, CEOs, managers, consultants, students, and professors.

RCL Systems has been serving the Bellaire area since 1986, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.  It’s always been our goal to provide enterprise-level IT practices and solutions to the small business sector, with small business prices.  Our experience has allowed us to build and develop the infrastructure needed to keep our prices affordable and our clients up and running.

We partner with many types of businesses in the area, and strive to eliminate IT issues before they cause expensive downtime, so you can continue to drive your business forward.  Our dedicated staff loves seeing our clients succeed.  Your success is our success, and as you grow, we grow.

Gold Sponsors

Artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing business. By tapping into vast stores of previously siloed data, you can fundamentally transform the way you do business. You can use AI  to improve customer care, talent retention and selection, risk and compliance, and digital automation.

IBM AI and advanced analytics services help you prepare your data to maximize the benefits of AI. IBM experts show you how to create and implement the right strategy for AI in your enterprise and help your organization embrace a data-driven culture. We can help you harness the power of AI and deliver tangible business insights faster.

Attending Sponsor

Microsoft Azure is an ever-expanding set of cloud services to help your organization meet your business challenges. It’s the freedom to build, manage, and deploy applications on a massive, global network using your favorite tools and frameworks.

Media Sponsor

The “Better Business” publication of the exploration, drilling, and production industry, The American Oil & Gas Reporter is an independent industrial trade publication that also serves as the Official Publication for 29 associations of independent oil and gas producers and operators.

Connected to Information
Information is the currency of upstream oil and gas. Ultimately, it is what drives every business decision. With each issue integrating breaking regulatory/legislative news and market/financial analysis with the latest technological breakthroughs, U.S. independent oil and gas producers count on “their” publication to deliver the information they need to guide their organizations to success. The American Oil & Gas Reporter not only will get the story, but it will get the story right, thanks to its relationships with 29 regional and state independent producer/operator associations. As Official Publication, AOGR is uniquely positioned to deliver insights into local, state and federal regulatory/legislative issues directly from association executives and top elected officials.

Connected to Technology
Recognizing that technology enables independents to transform business decisions into successful projects, The American Oil & Gas Reporter’s monthly special reports cover all technical disciplines and upstream operating environments. Shaped by insights from the academic community and industry technical societies, and delivered in the form of editorial contributions from guest authors with world-class expertise, AOGR’s special reports translate the science of high technology into actionable information that readers across all corporate departments rely on to improve bottom-line performance!

Published since 1996, Oil IT Journal offers independent insight on upstream information technology, applications, knowledge and data management. The subscription-based periodical is widely read throughout the industry. Oil IT Journal editors provide on the spot reports from industry conferences such as AAPG, EAGE, Energistics, PNEC, PPDM, SEG, SPE and others. Coverage includes E&P, pipeline, GIS, process and plant information management. In 2005, an independent study called oilit.com “the top website for energy IT professionals.” More from www.oilit.com.

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For all Sponsorship and Media inquiries, please contact:

Laura Cuttill
Event Director
Direct: 281.225.1196
Email: Laura@UpstreamML.com

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Gain valuable brand awareness and recognition as a leading company in data analytics and machine learning in the upstream. Sponsorships available at several levels.  Contact us for more information.

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