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GSP November ZOOM Meeting & Technical Lecture

  • November 03, 2020
  • 12:00 PM
  • Virtual Meeting


  • Complimentary

Registration is closed


11:50 AM Zoom meeting opens

12:00 Noon Joel Starr will begin the meeting

12:15 Lecture begins


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The Application of Machine Learning Technology to Formation Evaluation Log Prediction & Earth Model Generation

Gareth Taylor, Quantico


This talk will focus on the application of machine learning in two areas:

1.  The simulation of formation evaluation log curves (DTC, DTS, RHOB) using only Gamma ray and drilling dynamics (EDR) data.  A highly cost-effective alternative to wireline logging that can be run in lookback mode or deployed in real-time.


2.  Fast (weeks not months), high-resolution earth model building (typically 10ft – 20ft in unconventional plays) with pre-drill and real-time modes of operation. Affording the drilling engineer with “ahead-of-the bit” awareness for enhanced geo-steering purposes, hazard avoidance and operational risk mitigation.

Case studies from unconventional plays will be shown.



Speaker biography: Gareth Taylor (Quantico Energy Solutions) graduated from the University of Keele, UK in 1978 with a Joint Honors degree in Geology and Geography. In the same year he joined Digicon Geophysical as a seismic processing geophysicist. He next joined CogniSeis Development in 1989 and was appointed VP Far East based in Singapore. He co-founded Rock Solid Images in Houston in November 1998 and ultimately joined Quantico Energy Solutions as Technical Business Development Manager in October 2019.


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