IN THE INDUSTRY
Satellite Data Lays Scale of Methane Leaks Bare
Methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, is leaking from industry sites at rates equivalent to the annual carbon emissions of France and Germany combined, a new analysis using satellite data shows.
UK North Sea Oil Production To Be Maintained as Industry Moves To "Minimal Manning" Offshore
UK North Sea oil and gas production is set to be maintained at normal levels despite the industry moving to "minimal manning" of offshore facilities in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, trade body Oil and Gas UK's health and safety director, Trevor Stapleton, said.
PGS Releases Full-Integrity Data Set From Open Acreage in the Barents Sea
An ultrahigh-density high-resolution data set from the Hammerfest Basin is now available from PGS. The area is thought to contain around half of the undiscovered resources on the Norwegian continental shelf, according to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.
A Top Machine-Learning Algorithm Explained: Support Vector Machines
Support vector machines are powerful for solving regression and classification problems. You should have this approach in your machine-learning arsenal, and this article provides all the mathematics you need to know. It's not as hard you might think.
Sealed Wellbores and the Unlikely “Breakthrough” Behind Cheap, Accurate Fracture Diagnostics
When engineers went searching for clues on how fractures move beneath the surface, they expected to uncover important learnings. They did not know they were on the path to a new invention.
From Models of Galaxies to Atoms, Simple AI Shortcuts Speed Up Simulations by Billions of Times
Modeling immensely complex natural phenomena such as how subatomic particles interact or how atmospheric haze affects climate can take hours on even the fastest supercomputers. Now, work posted online shows how AI can easily produce emulators that can accelerate simulations by billions of times.
Just How Much Energy Will Edge Data Centers Consume?
An estimate says data centers, including edge sites, will soon use four times the energy all data centers used in 2018. Can it be true?
A Drilling Automation Idea a Driller Could Appreciate
A group of people who really care how drillers code the memos added to the daily drilling report is the data scientists—who find that the coded tags do not match the activity. A program that helps drillers code is one of three technologies featured in a JPT series on drilling measurement innovation.
Hyperspectral Imaging and Artificial Intelligence Combine To Augment Detection of Methane Leaks
A system proposed by researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara, uses hyperspectral imaging and machine learning to detect the specific wavelength of methane emissions.
The Case for Hybrid Artificial Intelligence
As deep learning matures and moves from the hype peak to its trough of disillusionment, it is becoming clear that it is missing some fundamental components.
Why Hasn’t AI Changed the World Yet?
When the field emerged at the end of the 20th century, it was hoped that computers would be able to operate on their own, with human-like abilities—a capability known as generalized AI.
“Doing Machine Learning the Right Way”
MIT Professor Aleksander Madry strives to build machine-learning models that are more reliable, understandable, and robust.
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11 March 2020
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