Dec 2018

Machine Learning – A HOT Topic

Our Senior Reservoir Engineer and Machine Learning mastermind Dr. Latif Yalcinoglu held a poster presentation titled ‘Can machines learn to pick first breaks as humans do?’ at the first EAGE/PESGB workshop on Machine Learning in Europe, 29-30 November 2018 in London, UK.

Latif concludes that using a supervised machine learning algorithm for first break picking achieves high detection accuracy and consequently increases the quality of static correction models while simultaneously saving considerable time and money for manual picking.

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Dec 2018

HOT’s Latest Successful Project Featured in EAGE’s First Break Journal

In this month’s issue of EAGE’s First Break journal, our Principal Geophysicist, Dr. Christian Stotter and Senior Geoscientist Robert Rieger report on one of HOT’s latest successful projects on a giant oilfield in Libya.

The paper ‘Is it worth the effort? — why state-of-the art reprocessing of old seismic data was an indispensable tool for a reservoir simulation study in the Murzuq Basin (Libya)’ shows how with modern processing even old seismic data can be successfully used to answer urgent questions about reservoir management and field development.  Using the re-processed dataset (and integrating it with other disciplines) we were able to generate a geo-model, which was already “history matched”.

Therefore, in case you have old data, which you consider not worth re-processing, give it a try, technology has made great progress!

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Dec 2018

Season’s Greetings!

The festive season is in full swing, the “X-mas trees” on oil rigs glisten in the winter sun and the year is coming to a close. We sincerely thank you for your trust and loyalty and look forward to another exciting year with you.


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Annual Recap: What Did HOT Accomplish in 2018?

green_emoji HOT published and presented a number of excellent papers this year. View a list of publications here.
Happy Emoji We added courses in Spanish and Russian to our 2019 Public Course Program.
Happy Emoji We continue being ISO-certified.
Frowning Emoji We still eat way too much chocolate.

We will endeavour to eat fewer sweets in 2019. But in case there are any cookies left over from the holidays, how could we resist?  cookie_resized

We wish you a very happy and peaceful holiday season
and a successful 2019!
Your HOT  Team

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