Oil and gas was not born in the digital age, but the industry is adapting to the big change.

In particular, pushing machine learning into Chesapeake Energy’s E&P operations has changed the company’s view on the technology, said its senior data scientist Afshean Talasaz.

“Machine learning did have a top and bottom-line impact which was very successful, but the way we chose to collaborate interdisciplinary between engineering, geology and the field really helped transform the way that we thought about solving problems with machine learning,” Talasaz said during a panel discussion at the Energy Conference Network’s Machine Learning in Oil & Gas Conference on April 17.

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