TOMSK, Jul 31 – RIA Tomsk. Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) in August will hold an open lecture of the founder and
managing director of the KAPPA Engineering company Olivier Houze; he will tell
Tomsk citizens how automation in the development field affects the daily
routine of engineers, is reported on Wednesday on the website of the
According to information from open sources, KAPPA - is
the company which main focus is software development for the oil industry. It's
founded in 1987. Currently it provides over 6000 commercial licenses for
software used by more than 600 companies around the world.
"At Tomsk Polytechnic University (building №.19,
Usov Street, 4a) will take place the lecture of the founder and managing
director of the KAPPA Engineering company Olivier Houze: "Automation and
data analysis in the field of field development and production technology: the
expected impact on the workflow and daily routine of engineers", – is said
in the statement.
It is specified that the lecture is scheduled for
August 8. Time – 18.30-20.30. It is
previously necessary to undergo online registration. The language of the
lecture – is English, simultaneous translation is provided.
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"According to Houze, the oil industry is
undergoing a digital transformation, the scale of which we have yet to properly
evaluate. Humanity is at the center of a real storm, which is the result of a
combination of several factors", – is noted on the website.
Such factors, in opinion of Houze, are the oil crisis,
change of generations and demographic decline as a result of the 1986 crisis,
transition to cloud solutions, need for automation, recent breakthrough in
artificial intelligence technologies, widespread use of smartphones and other
"The daily routine of an oil engineer will change
significantly in the next ten years. Within the framework of an open lecture
will be evaluated factors given above and their impact on the analysis of
dynamic data in the field of field development", – the press service
About the speaker
Olivier Houze graduated the Paris Polytechnic school
(Ecole Polytechnique), and also has a master's degree in oil engineering from
Stanford University. He founded KAPPA Engineering company in 1987 with
Dominique Bourdet after four years of work at Flopetrol-Johnston
Olivier wrote the program code for the first versions
of Saphir software, which is currently the oil standard in the field of well
testing and analysis. Everyone can become listeners of the lecture.