SPE Live: Connecting Geothermal, Oil and Gas Communities

The SPE Gulf Coast Section teamed up with their friends at the SPE Calgary Data Science Engineering Analytics (DSEA) SIG, along with Untapped Energy, to organize a data event like no other. Driven by the desire to use real data to solve a real problem, to elevate data literacy and to make new professional connections, all while having fun.

The problem: Aged Oil and Gas wells represent an option for the transition to a low-carbon energy world and a future for drilling engineers. Geothermal is a suitable approach.

SPE Italian Section, SPE London, SPE Netherlands and SPE Romanian Section have joined forces to organize the SPE Europe Energy GEOHackathon aimed at educating and disseminating knowledge to all the participants on how Data Science applications can support Geothermal Energy Developments and drive the Energy Transition

This SPE Live is categorized under the Data Science and Engineering Analytics and Health, Safety, Environment, and Sustainability technical disciplines.

Timothy Chan (Moderator)

Strategic Management Leader and Social Intrapraneur

Suncor Energy Inc.

Timothy Chan is a strategic management leader and social intrapraneur, having over 15 years of experience in the energy industry with a focus on integrated (upstream to downstream) energy, power generation, commodities trading and enterprise risk management, while connecting people for an augmented purpose.  He currently applies his managerial skills by leading business transformation with a focus on Integrated Business Planning at Suncor Energy Inc., an integrated energy company with Canada's largest oil sands position.  He has also led internal audit projects and teams of accountants in support of Suncor's supply and trading activities. He has also instructed at the University of Calgary, through the Haskayne School of Business, in the area of Financial Accounting.  In 2018, Timothy helped to found Untapped Energy Association, a Canadian data science non-profit focused on data practitioners in the energy industry, based in Calgary, Canada.  Timothy is a Certified Professional Accountant and a Certified Internal Auditor.

Volodymyr Vragov

Senior Data Scientist

Validere Technologies

Volodymyr is a geophysicist by education and energy data scientist by passion. He works as the Senior Data Scientist at Validere Technologies – company that delivers a cloud-based data foundation that seamlessly collects, validates, and augments all data sources of commodity’s attributes to create a real-time digital fingerprint of each molecule in your petroleum supply chain. Volodymyr also leads the SPE Calgary “Data Science and Engineering Analytics Special Interests Group” where he helped to organize the 2020 DUC and 2021 GTX SPE Datathons, 2021 SPE Calgary Young Professionals Data Science Mentorship Program, as well as a series of talks and presentations on variety of the Data Science Topics for the SPE Calgary professional community. In his free time, he enjoys spending time in the mountains and discussing the future of energy, energy transition and how digital technologies can help make global energy system more sustainable.

David Shackleton

Head of Carbon Data Management

Independent Data Services

David is a Certified Petroleum Data Analyst by the Professional Petroleum Data Management (PPDM) Association. He leads operations in the Americas for Independent Data Services - an international organization providing web-based automated reporting and analytics services to the upstream. Committed to the journey to net-zero emissions, David sits on the SPE Gaia (sustainability program) Steering Committee, co-editing a series of white papers on ‘Measuring what Matters’. He chairs a workgroup with the Petroleum Industry Data Exchange (PIDX “Pi-dex”) working to ensure that emissions will become documented in the supply chain. He is a Director of the YYC Data Society and data science start-up ‘Untapped Energy’. He is Chair-Elect of SPE Calgary and through the SPE Calgary ‘Data Science and Engineering Analytics’ SIG, helped organize the SPE Geothermal Datathon with over 240 participants.

Luca Motti

Digitalization and Data Science Director

SPE Italian Section

Luca holds an MBA degree with distinction from Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen (UK), MSc with honors and BSc in Management and Industrial Engineering from Politecnico di Milano (Italy). In 2010 he started his cross-continental career in the Oil and Gas sector as Management Consultant working for major operators on challenging strategic projects leveraging on digital technologies as enablers for sustainable competitive advantage. He joined Saipem in 2015 covering risk management related roles and leading digital and innovation initiatives within the onshore drilling sector. As of 2019, he has been occupying the position of Digitalization and Data Science Director at SPE Italian Section, and since 2020 he is a member of SPE DETS Digital Transformation Committee. He is currently supporting the organization and delivery of the first SPE Europe Energy GeoHackathon as member of a multicultural team of professionals.


SPE Live: Connecting Geothermal, Oil and Gas Communities
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