terminus data science is a consulting venture launched by Derrick W. Turk.

Mr. Turk holds a BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Texas and has over a decade and a half of hobbyist and professional experience in computer science, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and software development.

After spending several years in various oil and gas engineering roles, including operations, completions, reservoir engineering, and new ventures, Mr. Turk began actively pursuing the application of data science tools and techniques to thorny problems in E&P.

Mr. Turk is the primary author of SPE 163713-MS (“Analytics Beyond R2: Year One”) and has presented at multiple industry events including the 2013 SPE Digital Energy Conference. His focus is on finding new and innovative ways to get insights from data science into the hands of the technical professionals making business decisions, including the deployment of creative and interactive visualization tools.

terminus data science represents the culmination of this work and its direct application to the challenges of the modern upstream oil and gas industry.