Deadline Extended (Jan 5): Workshop on Data Mining for Oil & Gas

Workshop on Data Mining for Oil & Gas

The Westin Galeria Houston, Texas, USA



**Call for Papers**

The process of exploring and exploiting Oil and Gas (O&G) generates a lot o=
f data that can bring more efficiency to the industry. Although there are s=
everal examples of research papers on data mining and soft computing applic=
ations in the O&G related sciences, the opportunities for using data mining=
 techniques in the "digital oil-field" remain largely unexplored or unchart=
ed. The significant challenges posed by this complex and economically vital=
 field justify a meeting of data scientists that are willing to share their=
 experience and knowledge.

Hosted at SIAM=E2=80=99s International Conference on Data Mining (SDM 2017)=
, this workshop aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners fro=
m data science, data mining, forecasting, geophysics, petrochemistry, marin=
e and petroleum geology, applied mathematics, and other disciplines, to exp=
lore the utilization of data mining techniques to develop intelligent solut=
ions for O&G related modeling and optimization problems.

The **topics of interest** include, but are not limited to:
* the accurate positioning of structures (salt and overthrust),
* the characterization of laminated sands and shales,
* prediction and evaluation of pressure in reservoirs,
* fault detection and classification,
* facies recognition,
* exploration in difficult areas,
* accurate depth imaging,
* fluid/permeability prediction,
* identification and classification of fractures,
* uncertainty quantification,
* environmental issues.

All submitted papers will go through a rigorous double-blind peer review pr=
ocess, and the workshop proceedings will be published in electronic format,=
 with CEUR-WS (indexed by DBLP, as well as Scopus).

Full papers should have between 5 and 15 pages, including references. Only =
original papers, i.e., that have not been published in an earlier workshop =
or conference, will be accepted.

Extended abstracts (between 2 and 4 pages) are also accepted for work in pr=
ogress, early projects, software demos, industrial applications, or any rel=
evant issue more appropriately addressed in this format.

Accepted full papers will be given approximately 20 minutes for presentatio=
n, plus time for discussion. Selected extended abstracts will have approxim=
ately 10 minutes for presentation, plus time for discussion.

In order to produce the PDF, we provide a LaTex template, and an example wi=
th author guidelines, at goo.gl/nom2KL.
The manuscripts must be submitted through the DM4OG EasyChair submissions s=
ite at https://goo.gl/1kUqXr.

**Important Dates**

Submission deadline: December 23, 2016
*Extended Submission Deadline*: January 5, 2017
Author Notification: January 25, 2017
SDM Conference: April 27-29, 2017

SDM 2017 homepage: http://www.siam.org/meetings/sdm17/

**Organizing Committee**

Al=C3=ADpio Jorge, University of Porto, Portugal
German Larrazabal, Repsol USA, Houston, Texas, USA
Pablo Guillen, University of Houston, Texas, USA
Rui L. Lopes, INESC TEC, Porto, Portugal

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