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  • 19 Oct 2018
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Marathon Oil Tower, 5555 San Felipe, Houston TX 77056


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Big Data and Artificial Intelligence Accelerate Innovation and Technology Development in the Oil and Gas Industry


DATE:   Friday, October 19, 2018

VENUE:   Marathon Oil Tower, 5555 San Felipe, Houston TX 77056

Dear CAPA Members and Friends:                                                                                 

Chinese American Petroleum Association (CAPA) sincerely invites you to attend the 2018 Petroleum Technical Symposium, which will be held on October 19, 2018. This year, the Southwest Section of the Chinese American Chemical Society (SW-CACS) will co-organize the Downstream and Chemicals sessions with CAPA. The Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) and GI Encore Logging Technology Services Co Ltd. will jointly sponsor the student paper contest.

The symposium venue is the Marathon Conference Center, 5555 San Felipe, Houston TX 77056, courtesy of the continuing and generous support from Marathon Oil Corporation.

This symposium will focus on the theme of “Big Data and Artificial Intelligence Accelerate Innovation and Technology Development in the Oil and Gas Industry”. In recent years, the Oil and Gas (O&G) industry has seen significant and critical advancement in data science and technologies. Big Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are revolutionizing the traditional data analysis, data visualization, and predictive tools across technical and business functions. High-speed computing technology could help reduce time and resources for trouble shooting, literature search, and help improve reliability in operations. Machine learning (ML), in partnership with human intelligence could expedite alternative screenings, and accelerate innovation. In the meantime, the deployment of Big Data and AI-based technologies will require resources, infrastructure and technical support. There are many issues such as applicability, reliability, and security are yet to be validated. This technical symposium intends to explore these evolvements from a systematic and big-picture view to better understand the constraints and potential opportunities, and to identify areas to assist the integration of these novel tools and technologies in the O&G industry.

Symposium Program Outline

(1) General Session (Morning), featuring four keynote presentations from leaders in the industry:

  • Keith Stanley Johnston, Design Center of Excellence, Chevron Energy Technology Company
  • Langtry Meyer, Founder and COO, TX LNG
  • Steve Lewandowski, VP, Chemicals, IHS
  • Vivek Chidambaram, Managing Director/Houston, Accenture

(2) Parallel Technical Sessions (Afternoon):

  • Exploration and Conventional Production
  • Unconventional Plays and HSE
  • Downstream and Chemicals (jointly with CACS)
  • Petroleum Reserves and Valuation
  • Business Development - Panel Discussion
  • Student Paper Contest

All student papers will be oral presentations in English. Awards will be given at the end of the session ($500 – 1st place; $300 – 2nd place; $200 – 3rd place).

Program Book:  Document

Parking Direction and Instruction:  Instruction

Online registration for Members: $40, Between Jobs: $30 and Students: $15; Additional $10 for walk-in registration. Please register as soon as possible. Registration fee is waived for the sponsors, session presenters, and invited speakers.

Due to limited budget, we won’t be able to validate all parking tickets this year. Only invited speakers, session presenters, and sponsors will receive parking validations. If you are students and come in through carpool, please visit us at the registration desk. We may offer some validations.

Last but not the least, many thanks to our program committee, who have worked very hard to put together a great program. We are very excited and look forward to welcoming you to this symposium.



Dr. Mark Chang                                                       Dr. Jeff Pan

CAPA President, 2018                                            CAPA BOD Chairman, 2018

CAPA 2018 Technical Program Committee:

Hong Jin (Co-Chair), Po-Ching Tai, Mei Yang, Xinli Jia, Kim Shih, Yi Chen, Jiasheng Qin, Lixin You, Meisong Yan, Zhipeng Liu, Tracy Pan, Jing Cui, Annie Hafner, Lynn Wang, Qi Zhang, Shengkai Duan, Ao Cai, Tuo Zhang, Li Chang, Jianxiong Chen, Cheng An, and Peidong Zhao.


 2023 Sponsors



Dr. Hong Jin

Dr. Eddy Lee

Dr. Kuochen Tsai


2023 Corporate Member



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