Title: Artificial Intelligence in the Oil & Gas IndustrySpeaker: Nii Ahele Nunoo, New Technologies Design Engineer at National Oilwell Varco.Time: 5:30 -- 7:00 PM, Wednesday, 10/17/2018Agenda: 5:30 -- 6:00 Networking and refreshments 6:00 -- 6:45 Presentation 6:45 -- 7:00 Q&A Location: Tang Center (Building E51, next to Sloan) – Room 325, MIT
Abstract: With the industry’s move to digitization, optimization, and efficiency, the oil and gas industry is doing an impressive job of incorporating computers and system to augment human thinking and decision making. This move has played a crucial role in drilling multiple 3-Dimensional wells. This presentation discusses the cultural shift from a manually intensive task during the drilling process and how AI frameworks are continually being implemented to drive productivity, safety, and efficiency.Bio: Nii Ahele Nunoo is currently New Technologies Design Engineer at National Oilwell Varco. His oilfield career started in 2012 designing and qualifying electronics on projects for high shock, high pressure, and high-temperature downhole drilling tool applications. His focus and expertise are downhole drilling tools used for closed-loop automation and downhole tool development.He earned his BS in Electronic Engineering from Minnesota State University and has an MBA from Duke University – Fuqua School of Business with a concentration in Energy finance.