Join National Oilwell Varco, HP & MapR for an Oil & Gas Big Data lunch on Feb 25, 2016. Click here to sign up or learn more. Great interview with Theo with MapR on how big data & analytics are driving efficiencies in the oilfield.


Mark: Hey, folks let’s learn something new about the oil and gas industry.

We’re sitting here in The Woodlands, Texas in Lander, we just had a great meal. We’re sitting here with Theo with MapR.

How are you doing, Theo?

Theo: I’m good, Mark. How are you?

Mark: I’m doing awesome. Now, Theo has a fascinating story that we really  just don’t have time to get into because it involves a lot of big data. But, Theo you have an event coming up, don’t you?

Theo: We do on February 25th.

Mark: Yeah. So, on February 25th you have an event and who’s coming?

Theo: Well, HP is sponsoring the event and the exciting part is National Oilwell Varco is coming to speak on how they’re using MapR as their data platform for running analytics.

Mark: So, we’re going to have National Oilwell and HP talk about big data and analytics?

Theo: Absolutely.

Mark: And y’all know we’ve been talking about this for over a year, that is a huge driver in the oil and gas industry. Now, Theo most people would charge big dollars for this. How much you are charging for it?

Theo: It’s absolutely free, Mark, we’re not charging anything.

Mark: Zero. So, if you’re my listener and you want to go check this out and I’ll be there by the way, sign up, we’ll put a link in the show notes so you can just click on it.

But, Theo, you know the whole adaptation of analytics and big data is accelerating in oil and gas especially for this low crude price market, right?

Theo: Absolutely. Operational efficiencies are very bid deal right now and we’re helping drive that.

Mark: Yeah. And that’s just what I was getting to, what y’all touch is operational efficiencies, so y’all are able to drive cost down and performance up?

Theo: Absolutely. Cost down, performance up.

Mark: Using the data these companies already have?

Theo: Absolutely.

Mark: And, you can buy us all lunch?

Theo: Yes, absolutely. We’re going to be providing lunch and drinks. It will be a great event. It’s going to be a lot of fun.

Mark: So, folks come join me and Theo at the event on February?

Theo: February 25th at the City Centre Capital Grille.

Mark: Yeah. And like I said we’ll put a link in the show notes. So, Theo thank you so much for your time.

Theo: Mark, thank you. It’s a pleasure.

Mark:  Folks, I hope this helped. We will see you next time.