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IndustryFocus: Companies, People and Products
IBM Watson To Help Flotek
Improve Clients' Production

Drillinginfo, MineralSoft Ally To Monitor Mineral Interests
AUSTIN, TX.-Drillinginfo says it is
expanding its software-as-a-service offerings to mineral management companies
through a strategic collaboration with
MineralSoft, a software platform designed
to make managing mineral, royalty, and
nonoperated working interests easier,
The partners say MineralSoft will tap
Drillinginfo's data to deliver a solution
for managing properties and portfolios
of mineral interests. They say their joint
effort will help identify royalty underpayments and prepare mineral portfolio
insights and analytics in real time.
According to the companies, the solution's capabilities will include:
* GIS mapping of mineral interests;
* Analytics and reporting of revenue,
expense, and volume data by well;

HOUSTON-IBM and Flotek Industries
Inc. report they have signed a global
agreement to develop a cognitive reservoir
performance system for the oil and gas
industry.
According to the companies, the system
will use IBM Watson Explorer technology
to analyze Flotek's proprietary oil field
chemistry research, client-contributed data
and publicly reported data on completions
and production to reveal insights and
identify ways to enhance wells' performance throughout their life cycles. This solution will use machine learning to improve
oil recovery, the companies summarize.
Flotek says its Reservoir Cognitive
Consultant™ (RC2™) service will enable
better decisions using machine learning
to maximize reservoir performance through
the Watson platform. The service will
allow Flotek data scientists and chemists
to search and analyze historical data from
thousands of client wells in real-time and
apply their technical expertise to discover
critical trends and insights, the company
continues. It says the service will deliver
measurable, transformative results.
For information, visit www.flotek.com.
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* A full tract-based land management
system;
* Management of deeds, tracts, leases
and division orders;
* Tracking of investment performance
by acquisition, landman and broker; and
* Automated revenue and expense
auditing.
"With MineralSoft's focus on minerals
and royalties, we will be able to take our
services to a new level and help America's
growing mineral management industry
value their ownership interests, find strategic opportunities to buy mineral interests,
and find buyers for their interests," summarizes Allen Gilmer, Drillinginfo's chairman.
For information, visit drillinginfo.com
or mineralsoft.com.
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Dover Partners With AI Firm To Boost Safety, Efficiency
THE WOODLANDS, TX.-To help
clients improve safety, efficiency and
equipment reliability, Dover Energy Automation and artificial intelligence expert
SparkCognition announce they are partnering to bring predictive capabilities to
DEA's clients.

GEODynamics Tests Way To Place Proppant Evenly
FORT WORTH-GEODynamics Inc.
has begun field testing for the latest addition to its family of multistage plug
and perf technologies. SandIQ Optimized
Perforating for Diversion is undergoing
field evaluations in the Permian and
Bakken, GEODynamics details.
The patented and patent-pending
SandIQ system generates perforations
with optimized geometry to improve
proppant transport in fracturing stages,
the company says. It adds that the technology uses consistent perforating entry
holes and penetration depths in wells
regardless of gun position, well casing
and formation.
"Particle transport at a high fluid ve-

locity is complex. With the SandIQ perforating system, proppant placement efficiency is improved because the system
creates a diversion ledge in combination
with a 45-degree formation entry ramp,"
says David Ambler, the company's perforating product line manager.
Completions Consultant Phil Snider
comments, "It makes sense to create a
means for the frac sand to 'exit' the
casing with lower dynamic friction and
improved coefficient of discharge. The
added downstream ledge in the casing
further assists the sand to exit more
evenly along the numerous clusters. We
look forward to providing well productivity results soon."
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To improve proppant transportation relative
to conventional perforations (top), GEODynamics Inc.'s SandIQ™ system (bottom) creates
45-degree formation entry ramps that encourage even sand distribution across clusters.

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"The goal is simple," says Usman
Shuja, vice president of market development for SparkCognition. "We are providing a machine-learning engine for
DEA to integrate into the intelligence
platform of its hardware and, in turn,
DEA is able to provide customers with a
simple-to-use infrastructure that provides
actionable insights and asset behavior
predictions."
"SparkCognition brings unmatched
machine-learning technology to this partnership," lauds DEA President Ali Raza.
"Its capabilities in artificial intelligence
technology, cyber security and software
development combine well with DEA's
deep domain knowledge in condition
monitoring and asset optimization to offer
a robust industrial internet of things
ecosystem that is designed to enable customers to solve previously unsolvable
problems with cutting-edge technology."
According to DEA, SparkCognition
has established itself as an artificial intelligence technology leader with event
prediction for business-critical solutions
in place for the utility, oil and gas, manufacturing, telecommunications and finance markets. DEA says its experiments
with the platform across its brands have
proven the AI solutions' ability to give
customers real-time visibility into their
equipment's health and efficiency, enabling
them to avoid catastrophic scenarios, cut
costs and maximize safety.
For information, visit www.doverautomation.com or www.sparkcognition.com. ❒


http://www.drillinginfo.com http://www.mineralsoft.com http://www.flotek.com http://www.doverautomation.com http://www.doverautomation.com http://www.sparkcognition.com

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