American Invented.
American Made.

Global Experience.

About Us

SeekOps is proud to be an American company in Austin, Texas trusted by top names in the energy sector for sensor technology and aerial inspection. Our customer-focused team, including our innovative engineers and FAA-certified pilots, work closely with key operators in oil and gas to provide tailored, effective solutions and unparalleled field services.
Our Mission

SeekOps’ mission is to provide low-cost, accurate, and efficient fugitive leak detection services and sensors to oil and gas operators in the US and global markets. By leveraging expert knowledge in small unmanned aerial systems coupled with industry-leading methane sensing technology, we deliver results not accessible anywhere else in the field of leak detection and localization.

Our Focus

The SeekOps team is focused on developing better ways to detect emissions the energy industry cares about – we are focused on sensor applications, machine learning, AI, and software interfaces.  We partner with clients both end-to-end with our services division, or by providing hardware and training clients to do it themselves. Our focus always remains on developing powerful, accurate, miniaturized hardware and software to deliver meaningful, accessible results to our customers.

Leadership Team

Andrew Aubrey Ph.D.

SVP Strategic Partnerships

  • Co-Founder SeekOps Inc.
  • 9 Years at NASA JPL Instruments Division (2008-17)
  • NASA Commercial Programs Manager (2012-17)
  • Ph.D. Scripps Institution of Oceanography (2008)
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Brendan Smith


  • Co-Founder SeekOps Inc.
  • NASA UAS Pilot and Technology Lead (2016)
  • NASA JPL, Laser Spectroscopy Applications (2016)
  • B.S. / M.S. UC-Merced (2015)
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Angela Smoller


  • Licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • 17 Years Experience (12 Industry)
  • Experienced Auditor (Deloitte)
  • B.S. / M.S. University of Kentucky
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Paul Khuri

VP Business Development

  • Based in Houston, Texas
  • 20+ years Oil and Gas Industry Experience
  • M.S. Management - Air Force Inst. of Tech.
  • B.S. Aerospace Engineering - Texas A&M
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Stuart Buckingham

VP Data

  • Aerodynamics & Computational Fluid Dynamics Specialization
  • Previous Engineer at Tesla (2017-18)
  • Previous Engineer at Formula-1 (2014-2017)
  • B.S. Aerospace Engineering - Monash University (2012)
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Jim Rutherford

VP of Engineering

  • 40 Years Experience (15 industry)
  • Pioneered infrared-based measurement technology
  • Award-winning inventor of a laser-based leak detection instrument
  • Developed first formal instrumentation validation protocol used by gas utility industry
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Our Board of Directors

Paul Deutch

Chairman of the Board

  • CEO, Foro Energy (2010-present)
  • 20+ years Oilfield Services Industry Experience
  • Schlumberger Manager and Engineer (13 years)
  • B.S. Engineering - Dartmouth College
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Abhijeet Inamdar

Board Member

  • Investment Manager, Equinor Technology Ventures (ETV)
  • 15-years Experience Developing US Onshore Assets
  • Schlumberger Engineer (5 years)
  • M.S. Petroleum Engineering - University of Alaska, Fairbanks
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Andrew Row

Board Member

  • CFO, OGCI Climate Investments LLP (Oil & Gas Climate Initiative)
  • 25 years Energy Sector Experience
  • Previously Global Performance Director for BP/Castrol Lubricants
  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales
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Andrew Aubrey Ph.D.

Board Member

  • President / CEO, SeekOps Inc.
  • 8+ years Oil and Gas Industry Experience
  • Chevron Fellow at NASA-JPL (2014-2017)
  • Manager, NASA Commercial Program Office (2012-2017)
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