User Groups

Blue River Analytics is proud to sponsor Spotfire User Groups throughout Colorado, Oklahoma and Texas. These user groups provide attendees an opportunity to see what challenges their local colleagues are facing and solving with Spotfire, as well as learn what’s new in the latest version of TIBCO Spotfire.

Oklahoma City Spotfire User Group

Join us on Wednesday, June 28 for the OKC User Group! Attendees will have the chance to ask questions of Spotfire experts and network with colleagues in the oil and gas industries.

To register click here.

PRESENTATIONS

Spotfire and R: From Simple Scripting to Multi-Variate Predictive Modeling – Alexander Klebanov, Chesapeake Energy

Abstract: TERR Spotfire platform opens a wide range of analytic capabilities for Spotfire customers. In this talk, we will progress from creating a simple TERR function in Spotfire, explore how we can extend functionality and user experience using Property Controls, and take a look at an example of TERR multi-variate predictive model.alexander

About Alexander: Alexander is a data scientist at Chesapeake Energy with focus on applying machine learning, predictive multi-variate modeling, big data and advanced analytics to solving complex business problems. Prior to his 4 years in Energy industry, he has worked in Logistics and Transportation as a BI professional, and software developer for 13 years. Family, travel, soccer and fine cuisine are his true passions, and he has failed to create a model to predict anyone in his family.

Delaware Basin Type Curves:  Using Automation with Confidence – Thad Toups, Haas Engineering

About Thad: Thad Toups, P.E. is the owner and President of Haas Engineering. Thad is a petroleum engineer and actively 9f3b5f8c-1b93-4639-95f2-7d9bb27a0de1involved in nearly all aspects of the company. His primary role is to ensure that each deliverable from the firm meets the highest standards of excellence. Thad began his career at Haas Engineering in 2004 as a reservoir engineer. He gained vast experience in all major domestic plays and was promoted to Director of Engineering in 2010. In 2013 he was named President of the company and purchased the firm from his mentor, Robert W. Haas, in late 2014. Thad continues to pursue best practices through new technologies and data analytics and is considered a key resource for his industry contributions.

The Energy Analytics Workbench – Sean Nichols, Permian Resources

Abstract: Permian Resources  presents the Energy Analytics Workbench (EAW). The EAW provides a complete, end to end Spotfire workflow. From daily automated access to your vendor data (e.g. IHS,
Drilling Info) to forecasting the life and economics of a well, to interactive mapping, these tools enable Spotfire users to make better, data-driven, high-confidence decisions.

About Sean: With nearly two decades of professional experience at nearly all levels, Sean’s view on data and analytics is creatively different.  His real-life, in-the-trenches business experience makes him uniquely qualified to do, teach, and lead.  Sean unnamedhas spent the last 8 years in oil and gas (most of that time in Geology) and is currently a Senior Data Scientist at Permian Basin.  His infectious excitement about analytics has been a key driver in influencing others to help develop self-service business analytics.  Sean’s success in analytics is driven off the desire to bring out the “genius” in others and apply shared knowledge into high valued projects.  Technologies like Spotfire, Python, Hadoop and others are very important, but Sean knows they are tools to help support our imagination.  “Stay creative my friends”.

What’s New in TIBCO? Tips and Tricks

Abstract: Spotfire is ever evolving and growing more powerful for users across the spectrum. With the release of Spotfire 7.7 and 7.8 came some exciting new features. This presentation covers a brief overview of new features and some exciting actions that can be performed using TIBCO’s latest version of analytics software.

DALLAS/FT. WORTH SPOTFIRE USER GROUP – May 2017

PRESENTATIONS

Optimizing Rod Pump Wells Across States – Tyler Palmer, Denbury Resources

Abstract: This presentation is modified from a recently published Society of Petroleum Engineers paper (SPE181216) detailing a US onshore operator’s (Denbury Resources) three-step approach to optimizing over one hundred rod pump wells spanning across two states.

1.      Data consolidation: joining SCADA, well test, and well equipment databases

2.      Automated workflows: calculations using consolidated operational data to generate a ‘recommended optimization action’ for each rod pump system

3.      Interactive data visualization: interface for decision-makers to view aggregated results, with the ability to drill-down to specific well level details (using TIBCO Spotfire software)

Delaware Basin Type Curves:  Using Automation with Confidence – Thad Toups, Haas Engineering
The Energy Analytics Workbench – Sean Nichols, Permian Resources

Abstract: Permian Resources  presents the Energy Analytics Workbench (EAW). The EAW provides a complete, end to end Spotfire workflow. From daily automated access to your vendor data (e.g. IHS,
Drilling Info) to forecasting the life and economics of a well, to interactive mapping, these tools enable Spotfire users to make better, data-driven, high-confidence decisions.

What’s New in TIBCO? Tips and Tricks – David Meade, TIBCO

Abstract: Spotfire is ever evolving and growing more powerful for users across the spectrum. With the release of Spotfire 7.7 and 7.8 came some exciting new features. This presentation covers a brief overview of new features and some exciting actions that can be performed using TIBCO’s latest version of analytics software.

MIDLAND SPOTFIRE USER GROUP – May 2017

PRESENTATIONS

Data Gathering to Improve Well Performance – Shad Frazier, Endeavor Energy

Abstract: Endeavor has been using Spotfire as a tool to help make better decisions. We have been gathering data on Midland and Martin County completions and production to help Endeavor leverage the learnings that other operators have already spent capital on testing. We have been reviewing the public presentations then comparing that information to actual results and seeing what is the truth around each operators techniques. Spotfire has allowed endeavor to gather large amounts of completion and production information and to learn from our competitors. We are relatively new to the play based on activity but we are learning and leveraging our offset operators knowledge to improve our performance. The in-house Spotfire tool allowed us to map out completion techniques and type curves by reservoir across over 2000 wells in less than a week. This in-depth research would have taken much longer in the past. We will be showing data on our type curve analysis of the basin and competitor completion techniques.

Delaware Basin Type Curves:  Using Automation with Confidence – Thad Toups, Haas Engineering
The Energy Analytics Workbench – Sean Nichols, Permian Resources

Abstract: Permian Resources  presents the Energy Analytics Workbench (EAW). The EAW provides a complete, end to end Spotfire workflow. From daily automated access to your vendor data (e.g. IHS, Drilling Info) to forecasting the life and economics of a well, to interactive mapping, these tools enable Spotfire users to make better, data-driven, high-confidence decisions.

HOUSTON SPOTFIRE USER GROUP – April 2017

PRESENTATIONS

The Energy Analytics Workbench – Sean Nichols, Permian Resources

Abstract: Permian Resources  presents the Energy Analytics Workbench (EAW). The EAW provides a complete, end to end Spotfire workflow. From daily automated access to your vendor data (e.g. IHS,
Drilling Info) to forecasting the life and economics of a well, to interactive mapping, these tools enable Spotfire users to make better, data-driven, high-confidence decisions.

An introduction to Hilcorp in-house reserve tools: ARIES Input, ARIES Cash-flow and ARIES Variance – Alex Liang, Hilcorp

Abstract: The objective of Hilcorp Reserves Team is to quantify the company’s values. Cooperating with accounting, acquisition and asset teams we publish reserve reports twice a year by running ARIES economic analysis. ARIES has its own limits, therefore we developed three innovative Spotfire tools to improve this reserve cycle: ARIES Input, ARIES Cash-flow and ARIES Variance. Connecting to live
databases, ARIES Input can help us check the quality of input data efficiently.  ARIES Cash-flow can facilitate real-time merging, visualizing, analyzing, quality checking, and automated processing of output data. Incorporating databases in different periods, ARIES Variance can calculate and evaluate the value growths of assets at different scales. Currently we continue optimizing these tools according to users’ experience in daily reserve operations.

Spotfiring Operations – Spencer Cox and James Holston, Lime Rock Resources

Abstract: Will showcase a few, custom-built Spotfire tools for simplifying daily O&G operations management and engineering tasks

What’s New with Spotfire – Bob O’Brien, TIBCO Spotfire

Abstract: Spotfire is ever evolving and growing more powerful for users across the spectrum. With the release of Spotfire 7.7 and 7.8 came some exciting new features. This presentation covers a brief overview of new features and some exciting actions that can be performed using TIBCO’s latest version of analytics software.

 

DENVER SPOTFIRE USER GROUP – March 2017 

With over 75 attendees it  was a great day of presentations and networking at Denver’s Spotfire User Group. 

Thank you to those who presented and took time to come learn more about how their colleagues are utilizing TIBCO Spotfire.

PRESENTATIONS

iGate  – Merging of Well, Facility and Equipment Data Across Applications – Nick Losier and Carrie Salerno, Whiting Petroleum

Abstract:   iGate is the foundation of Whiting’s master data management program that brings together and correlates multiple Whiting source systems; not only to display how data is entered into each system, but to also build out composite/golden records based on matching rules set by the iGate steering committee.  Since its conception, iGate now has 9 application databases (i.e. BOLO, Wellview, ProCount, etc.) that feed into the composite records.  Currently three primary entities have been defined including Well, Facility, and Equipment.  Spotfire dashboards are created over the iGate entities in order to provide an efficient search and visualization interface, which allows efficient data matching and data quality assessment to take place across a growing team of iGate Data Stewards.  If a data quality issue is identified, the Spotfire iGate dashboards makes it an efficient process for business data owners to make corrections in impacted source systems.  With this master data process in place, integrations between Whiting source systems are being established to feed accurate and consistent data across various applications associated with an asset’s data life cycle.

Integrating Public and Internally Collected Well Data Through a Spotfire Map Based Interface – Cory Miller, Noble Energy

Abstract: Steps to build a map based Spotfire dashboard that can integrate public data with internally collected data. The map based features allow for a simple visual that can use Spotfire’s drill-down features to examine discrepancies in well performance and completion types.

The Energy Analytics Workbench – Sean Nichols, Permian Resources

Abstract: Permian Resources  presenta the Energy Analytics Workbench (EAW). The EAW provides a complete, end to end Spotfire workflow. From daily automated access to your vendor data (e.g. IHS, Drilling Info) to forecasting the life and economics of a well, to interactive mapping, these tools enable Spotfire users to make better, data-driven, high-confidence decisions.

What’s New with Spotfire – Bob O’Brien, TIBCO Spotfire

Abstract: Spotfire is ever evolving and growing more powerful for users across the spectrum. With the release of Spotfire 7.7 and 7.8 came some exciting new features. This presentation covers a brief overview of new features and some exciting actions that can be performed using TIBCO’s latest version of analytics software.

DENVER SPOTFIRE USER GROUP – JULY 2016

The Denver User Group was a great success with over 75 participants and 4 presentations. This time we introduced a new 45 minute break-out session which allowed attendees to network with fellow colleagues, as well as talk to our Blue River Consultants regarding topics such as Decline Curve Analysis and our GEO/GIS Template.

Special thanks to all of our wonderful presenters as well as those who took time out of their day to join us. 

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Denver User Group – July 2016

 

PRESENTATIONS

Getting Past Spotfire Charting Limitations
Zach Hammett, Encana Energy & Matthew Stahl, Glysade

Using Spotfire to monitor real time production and financial data we have reached limitations with the basic Spotfire charts. This is an overview of how we are starting to use High Charts to overcome these limitations.

 

Using Spotfire and Aries Batch Macros for Non-Op Partner Valuation
Nick Kotter, FourPoint Energy

The fractured ownership landscape in the Western Anadarko basin can lead to as many as 50 working interest owners in wellbores and associated leases. We use Spotfire, ARIES, and non-operated working interest information to evaluate thousands of non-operated owner values over the FourPoint operated position. We are able to do this by using the slightly modified version of our current Aries corporate database. Risking and conversion to net value is done within the Spotfire interface.

Data Mining the Unconventionals: Using Spotfire to Make Better, Faster Decisions in Unconventional Plays
Thad Toups, Haas Engineering

Thad’s presentation will start with Decline Curve science using  Spotfire templates. He will  show the power of using back-testing data, then he will apply that low-risk plan to an area of interest quickly and confidently. In this case, he will apply it to the Permian Basin. In doing so, he will show how Spotfire and its many capabilities help with creating buy/sell/hold opportunities quickly and efficiently.

What’s New in Spotfire 7.6?
Arunachalam Thiagarajan, TIBCO Spotfire

See what’s new with TIBCO Spotfire. Arun will go over new tips and tricks for Spotfire 7.5 and 7.6.

HOUSTON SPOTFIRE OIL & GAS CONFERENCE – June 2016

With over 90 attendees and 5 presentations, the Houston Spotfire Oil and Gas Conference was a great success. Thank you to all the presenters and attendees for taking time out of your day to join us and being a part of the Houston Spotfire Community. We look forward to seeing you at our next one!

Thad Toups, Haas Engineering Presentation

Brent Haas, R. Lacy Presentation

What’s New in Spotfire 7.5 Presentation

PRESENTATIONS

Data Mining the Unconventionals: Using Spotfire to Make Better, Faster Decisions in Unconventional Plays9f3b5f8c-1b93-4639-95f2-7d9bb27a0de1
Thad Toups, Haas Engineering

Thad’s presentation will start with Decline Curve science using  Spotfire templates. He will  show the power of using back-testing data, then he will apply that low-risk plan to an area of interest quickly and confidently. In this case, he will apply it to the Permian Basin. In doing so, he will show how Spotfire and its many capabilities help with creating buy/sell/hold opportunities quickly and efficiently.

Decline Curve Analysis at the Push of a Buttonbhaas
Brent Haas, R. Lacy

A review of advanced techniques in auto-forecasting. Includes: back testing implementation, automatic data filtering, and  statistically controlled parameter refinement.

Super Mario Brothers 7 – Mario Plumbs Up Spotfire
James Holston, Lime Rock Resourcesjh-headshot

In Mario Plumbs Up Spotfire, we look at one firm’s journey in making its information intelligent. First, we’ll explore data plumbing at a high level to leverage Spotfire for easier analysis. Next, how we use it in guiding day-to-day operations and future projects. Finally, you’ll receive a few key Spotfire takeaways for your situation.

What’s New In Spotfire 7.5?

See what’s new with TIBCO Spotfire. We will go over new tips and tricks for Spotfire 7.5.

DALLAS SPOTFIRE USER GROUP – May 2016

With over 60 attendees and 4 presentations, the Dallas Spotfire User Group was a great success.  Thank you to all of our presenters and attendees for joining us, and helping the Dallas Spotfire community grow!

Dallas User Group 2016

Dallas Spotfire User Group 2016

PRESENTATIONS

The Energy Decision Workbench: Spotfire and IHS Data
Steven Jacques, Laredo Energy; Sponsored by EnergyIQ

The Energy Decision Workbench™ combines all your corporate and vendor data into a single Laredo Energy, Houston, Texasrepository with pre-formed, Spotfire Application Templates enabling you to make high confidence decisions. In this presentation, we will demo and discuss how both Blue River Analytics & EnergyIQ, a leadingprovider of E&P data management solutions, partnered together to deliver Laredo Energy an IHS/Spotfire workflow solution that has enabled the Laredo team to save huge amounts of time, greatly increase productivity and make critical decisions regarding potential asset acquisitions in real time.

Permian Basin Analytics – Using Spotfire tools to generate type curves, EURs and acquisition opportunities9f3b5f8c-1b93-4639-95f2-7d9bb27a0de1
Thad Toups, Haas Engineering

Thad’s presentation will start with Decline Curve science using  Spotfire templates. He will  show the power of using back-testing data, then he will apply that low-risk plan to an area of interest quickly and confidently. In this case, he will apply it to the Permian Basin. In doing so, he will show how Spotfire and its many capabilities help with creating buy/sell/hold opportunities quickly and efficiently.

What’s New In Spotfire 7.5?
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See what’s new with TIBCO Spotfire. Dave will go over new tips and tricks for Spotfire 7.5.

OKLAHOMA SPOTFIRE USER GROUP – February 2016

It was another great day of presentations at our Oklahoma City Spotfire User Group on Wednesday, February 24. To see a video of Steven Jacques’ (Laredo Energy) presentation on The Energy Decision Workbench, click here.

OKC User Group - 2016

OKC User Group – 2016

PRESENTATIONS

Spotfire and Aries: Visualizing Forecasts and Reserves by Well
Jonathan Tucker, Linn Energytucker

A new approach to visualizing the same old PDP plots from Aries using Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio to combine data, and utilizing information links to get the data into Spotfire. From there combining several different Spotfire functionalities to achieve the goal of a super neat (almost typical) Aries plot. These plots can then be viewed over the desktop application or the web-player, to reach a broader audience who need not have proficiency with Aries.

Data Scrubbing Techniques using Spotfire
Sean Nichols, American Energy Partners (AEP-LP)unnamed

Life is messy and so is data.  We often hear how important clean data is and why we need to scrub it but we don’t always know where to start.  Spotfire is a great for providing visual representations for analytics and reports, but it can also be used as a fast and valuable tool in your data cleaning exercises.   In this brief presentation, Sean will demonstrate real-life techniques to using Spotfire to help clean your data.

Spotfire Visualizations: Getting Better Insight with Existing DataNik
Nik Majdan, ONEOK

A demonstration of a couple visualizations that show how Spotfire can be used to provide better insight into already existing data without the need for complicated development.

The Energy Decision Workbench: Spotfire and IHS Data
Steven Jacques, Laredo Energy; Sponsored by EnergyIQLaredo Energy, Houston, Texas

The Energy Decision Workbench™ combines all your corporate and vendor data into a single repository with pre-formed, Spotfire Application Templates enabling you to make high confidence decisions. In this presentation, we will demo and discuss how both Blue River Analytics & EnergyIQ, a leadingprovider of E&P data management solutions, partnered together to deliver Laredo Energy an IHS/Spotfire workflow solution that has enabled the Laredo team to save huge amounts of time, greatly increase productivity and make critical decisions regarding potential asset acquisitions in real time.

What’s new in Spotfire 7.5?
Tim Crocker, TIBCO Spotfiretim crocker2

See what’s new with TIBCO Spotfire. Tim will go over new tips and tricks for Spotfire 7.5.

DENVER SPOTFIRE USER GROUP – November 2015

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It was another great Denver Spotfire User Group on Tuesday, November 10 at the Grand Hyatt Denver. Over 100 Spotfire users attended.

PRESENTATIONS
Understanding and Optimizing Work Over Frequency – David Buchtel, Samson Resources
Spotfire and TERR for Production Optimization; A Multivariable Approach – Peter Shaw, Ph.D., TIBCO Data Science and Marko Maucec, Ph.D., Blue River Analytics
Quantifying Down Volumes using Spotfire – Abby Ballard, Antero Resources
Real Time Production Surveillance Using Spotfire and IHS – Brian O’Shea, Bonanza Creek Energy; Charlie Strickler, Conduit Resources and Mindy Stone, Blue River Analytics
Spotfire Generated Economic Sensitivities – Ryan Weber, Samson Resources

 

OKLAHOMA SPOTFIRE USER GROUP

WIMG_0059ith attendance over 200, it was the biggest TIBCO Spotfire User Group to date! Thank you to all the great presenters and everyone that was able to join us.  A big Thank You to Chesapeake Energy for hosting this event.

PRESENTATIONS
Using a SQL Environment to Feed Spotfire Enabled Analytics – John Bostwick, LINN Energy
Pareto Charts in Minutes – Sean Nichols, Chesapeake Energy
Multi-Layer Spatial Analytics – Alexander Klebanov, Chesapeake Energy
Compressor Project and Variance Reports – Deon Mayfield, Cimarex Energy
Spotfire 7 – Tim Crocker, TIBCO Spotfire

DENVER SPOTFIRE USER GROUP – February 2015

user groupThe Denver Spotfire Users Group on February 10, 2015 was a huge success with over 130 oil and gas industry professionals in attendance. Attendees had the opportunity to see and hear about the issues colleagues are facing and solving with Spotfire.

PRESENTATIONS
Connecting the Dots – Jay Ockers, Triangle Petroleum
Probability Plots – Kendra O’Keefe, SM Energy
Transforming Production for Data Relationships, Niobrara Shale – Ryan Weber, Samson Resources
Bit Record Analysis and Drilling Optimization – Matt Zolnowsky, Analytics Consultant/Drilling Engineer, Blue River Analytics
Latest Offerings from Blue River Analytics – Andy Lathrop, Co-founder and Analytics Director
What’s New in TIBCO Spotfire 6.5 and 7.0 – Catalina Herrera, TIBCO Spotfire

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