Practical Python for Earth Scientists

Date: February 13, 2020
Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Catalyst Tech Center
3513 Brighton Boulevard
Denver, CO 80216
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We are assessing the possibility of adding another session later in the spring. Stay tuned for details!

RMAG is teaming up with Colorado School of Mines' Continuing and Professional Education Services (CPES) to offer this short course in the basics of the Python programming for geoscientists. Practical Python for Earth Scientists is a hands-on course intended to introduce basic concepts and give working examples of python code that can be used in daily geoscience workflows. No prior knowledge of python or other programming languages is necessary to attend this course.

Registration for this course is being handled by CPES. Please visit the CPES website to register and for questions about the course and registration. Cost for the course is $300 for regular registration (through Jan. 28) and $325 for late registration (after Jan. 28).

Who should attend?

This course is tailored for geologists, geophysicists, petrophysicists, petroleum engineers, production engineers, landmen, and anyone else that would like to gain skills in practical python programming, data mining, and machine learning. While this course will use examples from the petroleum industry, any earth scientist will benefit from learning about geospatial and subsurface data analysis.

Course goals

  • Introduce the python programming language for the geoscientist.
  • Introduce python libraries that allow integration into other software programs through reading, manipulating, and writing LAS well logs and shapefiles.
  • Provide hands on examples of the application of Data Mining, Machine Learning, and Data Analytics to solve problems faced by a petroleum geologist.
  • By the end of the course students should be able to adapt the provided examples for use with their own data.

Course instructors

Matt Bauer • 2M Energy

Thomas Martin • Colorado School of Mines

Zane Jobe • Colorado School of Mines

Continuing education credits

Colorado School of Mines will award 1.0 Continuing Education Credit (CEU) to participants who complete this course.


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