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Borrel lecture: How to make Gas Production Smarter

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17 mei 2018 17:00
5114.0001 (VIP-room)


How to make Gas Production Smarter, by Tim Park:

Shell is one of the largest independent producers of Oil and Gas, refined petroleum products and chemicals. A data is generated from all parts of the business; from exploration and production to manufacturing, marketing and corporate functions. The Statistics and Data Science team works across Shell’s business to help analyse this data and convert it to information which ultimately helps the decision making process. This talk will give a general insight into the role of a Statistician within Shell and also give some details of an ongoing project using Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS). DAS is a recent technology which involves using a fibre optic cable to measure acoustic vibrations at spatial locations along a pipe. Applications of DAS include measuring the rate of flow and composition of material within an oil well. This talk will focus on the challenge of detecting the presences of water within a gas producing well.

Biography of Tim:

Tim Park joined Shell’s Statistics and Data Science team in November 2014, initially in Manchester UK before moving to Amsterdam in 2017. He received a MPhys in Physics from Lancaster University, UK in 2010 before starting a combined Masters and PhD programme in Statistics at the STOR-i Doctoral Training Centre also in Lancaster. The topic of his PhD was Wavelet Analysis of Multivariate Time Series and it was in partnership with Unilever. Since joining Shell, he makes use of statistical and data science techniques to gain insight into data driven projects. He also keeps up his academic links and is part supervising a PhD student.

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