R you in need of help?

Where? Found some really awesome R cheat sheets courtesy of RStudio at this link. My favorite cheat sheet is Data Wrangling with dplyr and tidyr.  Those two packages, by far, are the most useful CRAN packages for converting datasets into “tidy” data (normalized data). What? In case you missed it, R is the de facto data analysis programming-language, […]

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Maps, Maps, Maps

Location, Location, Location An amusing anecdote I once heard is that good oil and gas companies decorate their walls with maps – not art.  That being said, I would like to share a link to the Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection (University of Texas At Austin) – a collection of maps sourced from historical archives and around the internet. […]

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If I had known then

Reflection Often times, I find myself asking “why didn’t I think of that”?  No, I’m not talking about the great ideas like Reality TV or Candy Crush Saga; I’m talking about those moments when you think to yourself “if only I knew that existed back then”. Mapping it out Years ago, I worked in remote operations […]

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Oil & Gas Wikis: SPE, AAPG, and SEG

Why wikis? Whether you are just getting started in the E&P industry or you are looking for help with an unfamiliar term or concept, try the SPE (my personal favorite), AAPG, and SEG wiki pages. These wikis are verbose and filled with good citations; providing clear, more accurate information than the traditional wiki – Wikipedia. What […]

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