AI and the Machine Learning Revolution: The Role of Geosciences in Sustainable Land Development
Friday, 1 September 2023 at 13:55 US CDT (UTC-5)
George R. Brown Convention Center, Room 361B | IMAGE 2023
Sarah Stanley, Judy Schulenberg, Sam LeRoy
Continuing the company’s demonstrated history of thought leadership, Sarah Stanley, Sr. Geoscientist and Lead Trainer with Geophysical Insights, along with Judy Schulenberg, owner of Explorer Group 1, will present a workshop discussing how machine learning tools from oil and gas can be applied for sustainable land development. Scheduled on Friday, 1 September at 13:55, this talk is a must-see for anyone interested in how land development can be done more sustainably.
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The advent of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning has transformed numerous sectors including geosciences, particularly in promoting sustainable land development. This presentation will delve into the relatively unexplored application of machine learning and associated interpretation tools, primarily drawn from oil and gas software, to mitigate potential land development hazards. Machine learning techniques hold tremendous potential for expanding our understanding and management of land resources in a way that is environmentally sensitive and sustainable. We’ll examine case studies where these advanced tools have been applied to:
- Monitor and plan municipal water resources
- Shallow hazards and potential construction issues
- Carbon sequestration
- Hazards to marine and other types of wildlife
About Sarah Stanley
Sarah Stanley joined Geophysical Insights in October, 2017 as a geoscience consultant and became a full-time employee July 2018. Prior to Geophysical Insights, Sarah was employed by IHS Markit in various leadership positions from 2011 to her retirement in August 2017, including Director US Operations Training and Certification, the Operational Governance Team, and, prior to February 2013, Director of IHS Kingdom Training. Sarah joined SMT in May, 2002,and was the Director of Training for SMT until IHS Markit’s acquisition in 2011.
Prior to joining SMT Sarah was employed by GeoQuest, a subdivision of Schlumberger, from 1998 to 2002. Sarah was also Director of the Geoscience Technology Training Center, North Harris College from 1995 to 1998, and served as a voluntary advisor on geoscience training centers to various geological societies. Sarah has over 37 years of industry experience and has worked as a petroleum geoscientist in various domestic and international plays since August of 1981. Her interpretation experience includes tight gas sands, coalbed methane, international exploration, and unconventional resources.
Sarah holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree with majors in Biology and General Science and minor in Earth Science, a Master’s of Arts in Education and Master’s of Science in Geology from Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana. Sarah is both a Certified Petroleum Geologist, and a Registered Geologist with the State of Texas. Sarah holds teaching credentials in both Indiana and Texas.
Sarah is a member of the Houston Geological Society and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, where she currently serves in the AAPG House of Delegates. Sarah is a recipient of the AAPG Special Award, the AAPG House of Delegates Long Service Award, and the HGS President’s award for her work in advancing training for petroleum geoscientists. She has served on the AAPG Continuing Education Committee and was Chairman of the AAPG Technical Training Center Committee. Sarah has also served as Secretary of the HGS, and served two years as Editor for the AAPG Division of Professional Affairs Correlator.