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Petro.ai Year in Review 2019

It’s been an incredible year! We launched into 2019 with determination to become even more focused on what we love doing — helping our clients accomplish more with their data. We care about the journey that knowledge takes form the source to the board room, and helping our clients deliver new insights.

In the process of aligning our company, product, and focus, we changed our name from Ruths.ai to Petro.ai so that our new name reflects our mission — to build and deliver not only a new way of organizing information in oil and gas, but also a new way to run the E&P business, built solidly on data. We’ve worked in drilling, reserves, completions, production, portfolio management, subsurface, artificial lift, EOR and A&D. We’ve had the opportunity to visit our customers in oil and gas cities across North America, and we’ve hosted and attended some incredible events. Here are some highlights from 2019.

Building the team

Petro.ai doubled in size. We welcomed so many amazing team members. Not just in the Houston office, but in our new Montreal office as well. We’re a group that likes to work hard and play hard, supporting each other and our customers every step of the way.

To make room for everybody to do their best work, our Houston headquarters moved a few blocks to its new location in the Houston’s downtown historic district at 114 Main, Suite 200. If you haven’t had a chance to come by and check out the new space, reach out and plan a visit! We love having guests come by and experience a part of our culture. 

Back at the ranch

Petro.ai held its annual retreat near Brenham, Texas to bring the whole team together— the Houston and the Montreal offices— for in-depth brainstorming, teambuilding, and of course, some Texas barbecue.

The retreat served as an opportunity to discuss the latest trends in data science, oil and gas, and ways to keep pushing the edge cases of our industry.

Four Weeks, Seven Cities

When we launched our petroleum analytics meetups in Houston this past summer, we had a vision to take them on the road as well—one O&G town at a time. We picked cities where we had clients, conferences, and new connections we wanted to make. The 2019 Petro.ai Pub Crawl kicked off in Dallas, then went to Midland, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Denver, Calgary, and ultimately back home for one last event in Houston.

Here’s our team at the Midland Beer Garden.

The Power of Purple

If you saw us at one of the conferences we attended this year, from the SPE OKC Oil and Gas Symposium in Oklahoma to the ATCE in Calgary—you may recognize our colorful purple booth. The power of purple is giving customers a seamless user experience and delivering even better tools for oil and gas workflows.

The Petro.ai Channel

We created almost 30 videos this year showcasing some of our workflows and new features. You can see them all and subscribe to our YouTube channel. Some highlights include our Q&A series with world geomechanics expert, Stanford professor, and Petro.ai technical advisor Dr. Mark Zoback. You can check out the full playlist here.

Standing Room Only

Not only have we been able to build some incredible tools this year, but we’ve also had the honor and opportunity to offer week-long geomechanics courses and many, many training sessions on client sites throughout the year. Our instructors work hard to make technical concepts not only accessible but engaging. One recent highlight: our Technical Director Lucas Wood captivated a crowd at the TIBCO Analytics Forum. When the crowd asked for more advanced material, he adapted examples on the fly to match the curiosity in the room. We are so grateful for all the engagement, not only at this event, but at all our training sessions throughout the year, from Houston to Midland to Denver.

Troy Talks 

Petro.ai Founder and CEO Troy Ruths made multiple appearances on expert panels and interviews throughout the year. Not only does he remain accessible to every single member of the Petro.ai team, but also to the whole Petro.ai community. He’s passionate and committed to sharing big ideas about the future of the industry, and that drive shapes the whole company. As an expert in oil and gas, data science, and tech culture, Troy can talk about it all. Check out his guest appearance on a podcast discussing “The Future of AI in O&G.”

Lastly, but most importantly…

We have incredible customers—both long-time clients and newcomers this year—and we feel so grateful to keep offering the very best products and services. We really take the trust placed in us very seriously and look forward to all the projects and milestones ahead in 2020.

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