07/05/2017 News

Next generation apps at the Total Subsurface Hackathon


62 hackers met up in June at Total’s Headquarters in Paris for 16 hours of coding to create the next generation of subsurface apps. The Hackathon was organized by Total E&P and Agile Scientific as part of Total’s commitment to innovation.


Diversity was the keyword for this event, and the participants were both students and professional with different levels of experience. The students travelled from different universities across Europe, including the Universities of Copenhagen, Leeds, Edinburgh and Imperial College, and some teams even joined remotely. So what was their verdict on the event? “Collaborative work and exchanging ideas with different people helps you come up with innovative solutions for interesting problems!”


5 teams impressed the Jury and won prizes across different categories: Marketing, Presentation, Team Work, Idea and Best Application. The prize for the best application went to the GANsters team for their project on ‘Deep Learning Fast Image Translation,’ based on seismic inversion and forward modeling systems. Congratulations to everyone who took part – your ideas could potentially change the way energy companies like Total explore and produce the energy of the future!