Whiskies of the World – Houston Tasting Event, 9/22/2018

I had the pleasure of attending Whiskies of the World, whiskey tasting event held at Silver Street Studio from 5pm to 9pm in Houston, Texas, on 9/22/2018.  Whiskey tasting booths were set up throughout the warehouse area and it proved to be a lot of fun. The one thing we like to do in the…

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ISA Houston Oktoberfest at Karbach Brewery, 9/20/2018

The Houston Section of ISA held its annual Oktoberfest event at Karbach Brewery, 2032 Karbach Street, Houston, TX 77092.  The party is sponsored by TechStar, a local manufacturer's representative for large firms like Yokogawa, Baker Hughes, and GE. The event was fun and enjoyable in many ways.  Free beer and food was provided.  There were…

By The Numbers, 9/19/2018

The EIA published its Weekly Petroleum Status Report.  Here are some highlights.  All items are in millions of barrels per day except inventories, which is billions total.  Dates are defined as week ending averages, except utilization rate which is a four week ending average.  The full report can be found here. Item 9/14/18 9/7/18 Crude…

Eliminating Permian Bottleneck by 2020

BOSTON, MA, September 20, 2018 SAI Energy’s pipeline database, published in this month’s North America Watch, estimates that 2 million b/d of the announced pipeline projects will be available to Permian basin producers by mid-2020, narrowing the Midland discount to Houston and Cushing and incentivizing an increase in output. ESAI Energy’s pipeline assessments address the…

5th Annual Cost-Effective Well Site Facilities Onshore 2018 Concludes Today

I had an opportunity to attend the 5th Annual Cost-Effective Well Site Facilities Onshore 2018 Conference this week.  This year's meeting is held at the Westin Galleria, September 18 -20, 2018.  http://www.facilities-design-onshore.com/ The focus of the conference is "the ultimate goal of growing without increasing cost, while achieving a smaller footprint - meaning increased capital…

Machine Learning Survey

Machine Learning Projects to See Massive Momentum Over Next Two Years Executive Summary In a new survey release by Univa, this research finds that machine learning is in an explosive growth phase with nearly every company interviewed anticipating more projects over the next two years. There is a diverse set of machine learning projects that…