The Lafayette Oilman's Sporting Clay Shoot donated $50,000 to two scholarship funds ($25,000 each) at UL :
The department of Petroleum Engineering at UL Lafayette is laying the groundwork for the establishment of a Petroleum Data Technology Consortium (PDTC) under the leadership of Dr. Boukadi and Dr. Seibi. Initial efforts started last Fall when Emerald Surf Sciences signed an MoU with the university to provide Dr. Seibi's PhD student with a large database related to completion through drill-out technology using coiled tubing. The PhD student will mine the data, use machine learning and conduct data analytics towards his PhD degree to develop an economical and practical procedure for hole cleaning through coiled tubing. Dr. Seibi and Mr. Temani will be attending a workshop on machine Learning and Data Analytics in San Diego, CA to be held in January 9 -10, 2019. The aim of the workshop is to introducing data analytics courses in the Petroleum Engineering curriculum and establish the PDTC in the department. A new laboratory space (MDSN 134) will be the home of PDTC. It will house state-of-the art computers and graduate students working on machine learning and data analytics.