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April SPE WA Lecture: Coding for Petroleum Engineers – An Introduction
April 24, 2018 @ 4:45 pm - 6:00 pmFree – $10.00
How safe are petroleum engineers from automation? Not as safe as you might think. This presentation provides an introduction to practical programming with Python and applies it to petroleum engineering. It also fits the ‘do more with less’ mantra that the industry is facing. It will discuss who is already using programming in the industry and show you how to start programming today. While programming can seem daunting to first time users, the core programming concepts will be introduced using a spreadsheet and comparing it to basic Python methods. The presentation will also show you when and why to use programming over spreadsheets and demonstrate a simple Python program to generate bulk simulation case sensitivities.
Speaker: Jared Hammond, Senior Reservoir Engineer, Consultant
Jared Hammond is a Senior Reservoir Engineer and Programmer with eight years of experience and has spent the past three years working with the Python programming language. As a contract reservoir engineer by day he is working for PetroAus clients on simulation studies and integrated production modelling. As a self-taught programmer by night he has created programs that make his engineering workflows faster. Taking his Python knowledge outside of reservoir engineering, he created OneOilJobSearch.com which is also written in Python. Each hour it searches hundreds of job titles across 50+ websites, normalises them and puts all oil jobs on one site. Jared holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Petroleum) from the University of Adelaide.