Company

leadership team

Iain Cooper

CEO
  • Founder, Schlumberger Ventures
  • 28 years of oilfield product commercialization & service tech management at Schlumberger
  • Holder of 26 granted US patents
  • Certified Director (UCLA) with strong governance focus
  • PhD Meteorology (University of Reading)

Brendan Smith

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

Angela Smoller

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

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)

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

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

Stuart Buckingham

VP of 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)

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

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

Michael Wheeler

Board Member
  • Sr. Investment Manager, Equinor Ventures
  • 12+ years experience in corporate strategy, business development, and petroleum technology
  • Project management across multiple value chains
  • MBA – Rice University; B.S. Petroleum Engineering – UT

Iain Cooper

Board Member
  • Founder, Schlumberger Ventures
  • 28 years of oilfield product commercialization & service tech management at Schlumberger
  • Holder of 26 granted US patents
  • Certified Director (UCLA) with strong governance focus
  • PhD Meteorology (University of Reading)

Tyler Durham

Director Carbon Capture & Sequestration
  • 15+ Years with Schlumberger with roles in Operations, Asset Management, Venture Capital and Carbon Capture
  • MBA: The University of Chicago Booth School of Business; B.Eng

advisors

Harmen Dekker

Advisor
  • 15+ years experience in sustainability sector with focus on mitigation of climate change
  • Director of European Biogas Association
  • 5+ years in biogas sector implementing bio-LNG, bio-Menthanol, bio-Hydrogen and bioplastics

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