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Chief Executive Officer
Dave joined IPT as Chief Executive Officer in 2022. He began his career as a drilling engineer at Sedco-Forex, a global company specializing in both bottom supported and floating drilling rigs (now known as Transocean). He progressed to increasingly responsible roles, mostly recently President and CEO roles with Triton Engineering (acquired by Noble Energy), Parker Drilling, and Stallion Oilfield Services, and board of director roles with several companies.
He earned his B.S. in civil engineering at Southern Methodist University and an MBA at the University of Houston.
Brian’s career began with the Big 4 accounting firm KPMG in their audit division, but he quickly transitioned into the technology and services industry where he has held a variety of positions from assistant controller to chief financial officer. His experience in this sector includes four years at Metapath Software International, Inc., a global provider of software and engineering services, where he managed the company’s worldwide financial operations in nine countries. He also served as executive vice president and chief financial and administrative officer for Evolving Systems, Inc., a NASDAQ global business, with responsibility for worldwide financial, treasury and administrative operations. Brian joined IPT in August 2012, and has since led the operations, planning, strategy, the integration of a key acquisition and the transformation of IPT into the business it is today. Brian was appointed to the Board in 2017.
Neel is a senior project development and asset management executive with a successful track record in E&P companies ranging from large, vertically integrated “big-oil” companies to independent producers. After gaining core experience in the US with ExxonMobil and managing drilling campaigns for several independent companies. Neel moved to Russia and held roles of increasing operational and managerial responsibility in Anderman/Smith and the Russian oil giant TNK’s joint venture Chernogorskoye. Neel then became the CEO of Southern Oil Company, a subsidiary of Gazprom. Returning to TNK in 2002, Neel helped integrate the company with BP and held a senior management role developing upstream gas in the merged oil giant TNK-BP until mid-2007.
After a short time consulting for the Ministry of Oil and Energy of Turkmenistan, he joined Oil Search Limited in 2009, taking on the role of General Manager Operations over Papua New Guinea, where he slashed operating costs, developed PNG nationals, and oversaw the building of operational readiness for participation in the ExxonMobil-led PNG LNG project.
Returning to USA in 2014, Neel joined Integrated Petroleum Technologies. Neel currently provides technical and strategic advice to companies in the upstream, midstream and mining sectors.
Managing Director, Fracmaster
Todd started his career with Dowell Schlumberger (DS). While at DS, he served as a Field Engineer in three locations (Farmington-NM, Ventura-CA, and Worland- WY), a Sales Engineer (Denver-CO) and Field Services Manager (Houma-LA, Kuwait, and Rock Springs-WY). His duties included running the Big Orange 23 Stimulation Vessel, coordinating the largest acid fracturing project that has been pumped by a service company and the firefighting operations in Kuwait after the first Gulf War. He joined IPT in 1994. He has helped author several technical papers and has managed and supervised as many as 100 field personnel on up to 4,000 stimulation stages per month. He has over 35 continuous years of industry experience, including 28 years at IPT working as and leading the best on-site fracture stimulation specialist groups in the business.
He has earned a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering Technology from Oklahoma State University.
Garrett joined IPT as Vice President of Sales and Marketing in 2022. He started his career in Houston, TX as a Technical Sales Engineer for Tenaris, the world’s largest OCTG manufacturer. He held various technical and commercial positions all over the world with Tenaris, before ultimately becoming the Commercial Director of North US. Garrett also has an entrepreneurial background having created and sold multiple businesses in the Real Estate and Manufacturing arenas.
He earned his B.S. in Industrial Engineering / Engineering Management from the Missouri University of Science & Technology.
Vice President Fracturing Services, Fracmaster
Mike’s career started at Dresser Titan where he worked for two years as an engineer in training (EIT) and in equipment operations. From there he moved on to BJ Services, where during his 14years with BJ he served in many roles including equipment operator, fluid technician, district engineer, region laboratory manager, senior district engineer and technical sales representative. Mike joined IPT in 1996 and during his time with the company, he has accumulated a breadth of experience that includes field work in all major plays in the Continental U.S. as well as International experiences in Brazil, Canada, India, New Zealand and Venezuela, feet. Mike is an asset to both IPT and to the clients we serve.
He earned a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering Technology from Oklahoma State University.
Senior Petroleum Engineer
Clayton hails from the farmlands of Wray, Colorado. In 2007, he attained a Colorado School of Mines Master’s degree in Petroleum Engineering focusing on petroleum economics and reservoir engineering. Clayton joined the company in 2008 and now oversees our Permitting, Reservoir Engineering, Economics and Data Analytics groups.
His experience is varied, deep and incudes complex reservoir model development/simulations, economic evaluations for projects representing over $800 million, EOR project analysis, and expert witness testimony. He has also been an integral part of the planning and execution of several large-scale projects in urban areas with challenging regulatory environments and is held in high regard by the COGCC, WOGCC, EPA and WYDEQ.
A decorated U.S. Marine Corps Veteran with 4 international deployments with the 24th and 22nd Marine Expeditionary Units, Siji entered the oilfield upon discharge in 1995 rising from Floorhand to Xtreme Drilling Rig Supt. Siji joined IPT in 2014 as Wellsite Supervisor and has risen our Senior Drilling Superintendent. Vast experience in CO, ND, NM, TX, WY basins drilling CBM, Extended HZ and complicated MPD wells with leading edge drilling technology and procedures. Extensive drilling experience of highly technical Class I and Class II disposal wells in CO, ND, NM, TX & WY. In 2019 he was responsible for the drilling of 118 wells with over 390,000 manhours worked without an LTA.
Siji and his wife Maria are proud parents of 5 children, one currently serving in the Air Force and another service in the U.S. Navy.
Completion and Workover Manager
A completions and workover engineer (CSM BS Petroleum Engineering) with 38 years of domestic experience. Experience in conventional sandstones and carbonates, CBM. Geothermal, Horizontal Shale, Gas Storage, and SWD. Recently finished a 50 well workover program in a high volume gas storage field. Significant operational experience in the Anadrko, DJ, Unitah, Green River, Piceance, Hugoton, Raton, San Juan, PRB, Permian, Eagleford, and San Joaquin basins. Current projects include Completing and working over SWD in DJ, Williston, Permian, Eagleford, and PRB. Active SPE member.
Drilling Engineering Manager
Jim has a wealth of experience in multiple US basins, and his experience outside the DJ, in the Eagleford, Permian, Marcellus and other basins will be key to delivering excellence as we grow our business outside of Colorado. His twenty-five-year career includes eleven years with service companies, eleven years with Noble Energy and three years with Apache Corp in senior drilling position. Jim holds a BS in Petroleum Engineering from Montana Tech.
Engineering Sales Director
James started his career in 1982 with Maxus Exploration, formerly Dimond Shamrock, as a drilling and completion engineer for seven years followed by five years as a production engineer.
James started with IPT in 1994 as a Project Manager for the Advanced Stimulation Technology Deployment Program (AST) sponsored by the Gas Research Institute (GRI). While at IPT, his duties included coupling reservoir evaluation with completion and fracture stimulation designs to evaluate prior results and optimize ongoing well completions. He has a track record of effectively optimizing field operations and completions in multiple areas and formations. Three of the projects that he was involved with at IPT won awards from Hart’s Oil and Gas World. James has helped clients optimize their completions throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Hungary and Venezuela. During his 28 year career with IPT he has authored or co-authored a total of 12 professional publications and/or SPE papers. He is a registered engineer in Texas, Oklahoma and Alberta Canada. In his current role as the Engineering Sales Director, he works with the client to helps identify the services offered by IPT that will complement and optimize the clients current program.
He earned his BS in petroleum engineering at Texas A&M University.
Director of Human Resources
Kathy has worked in Human Resources for the past 30+ years. Working in both CA and CO. She has supported companies in various industries: Insurance, Electronics, Entertainment, Retail, and Oil & Gas. Kathy has worked for IPT since 2015. At IPT she handles all areas of Human Resources (hiring, benefits, leave of absences, terminations, etc.), Payroll, Drug Testing, and our Safety Program. Little extras are planning and running food at work events, company parties, etc. Since many of our employees are spread out across the US, Kathy writes a monthly newsletter to keep everyone informed of important information, upcoming changes, and things happening with our employees.
BA in Human Resources – Hood College, Frederick, MD
MBA – California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA
Director of Information Technology
Alan has amassed extensive technical skills in best practices, operating systems, business applications, market data services and desktop software and he applies this expertise to direct a team that supports IPT’s engineering services. His positive impact on IPT includes aligning the company’s organizational goals with technical solutions in CRM, ERP and line of business applications and providing strategy and execution for effective delivery of development efforts, network resources, disaster recovery and processes for day-to-day operation of the IT department, all while managing budgets, licensing, procurement and maintenance of hardware, software and services.
Alan’s previous experience includes key IT positions with firms including Epic Energy, Amerindo Investment Advisors and boutique investment firms in Minneapolis and New York. He has been a featured speaker on VoIP implementation and is actively engaged in the technology community through leadership roles in industry and application specific programs.
Vinnie joined IPT as a petroleum engineer in 2022. He is a recent graduate of the Colorado school of mines with a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering. Vinnie started as an intern at Austria’s largest oil and gas producer; OMV. While working for OMV, he led his team to initiate the implementation of standby vessels on offshore oil rigs in New Zealand. As well as developing maintenance and repair plans for refineries in Tunisia and Libya. Vinnie also has a background in carbon capture, utilization, and storage with a graduate certificate in CCUS from the Colorado School of Mines. In May of 2023, he will receive his M.S. degree in Mineral and Energy Economics at the Colorado School of Mines as well as a Machine Learning Professional Certificate from Harvard.
A 5th generation Colorado native, Morgan Whitelock joined IPT in 2022 as a Petroleum Engineer after obtaining her second bachelor’s degree from the Colorado School of Mines. She has a passion for reservoir engineering and simulation modeling, with a focus on enhanced oil recovery. She has broad and varied experience in industry through engagement with previous internships with major oil companies exploring novel technologies such as geothermal, enhanced oil recovery, oil field electrification, and co-authoring SPE papers researching new enhanced oil recovery approaches. She enjoys engaging with a variety of consulting projects that have included permitting, well design, rig supervision, and problem-solving unique challenges with carbon capture and geologic sequestration projects.
Before pursuing a career in engineering, she previously completed bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the fields of cognitive neuroscience and special education and has enjoyed a decorated 6-year career providing specialized services both in classrooms and through counseling. At first glance, petroleum engineering may appear to be a substantial career change for her, but she asserts that the energy industry seeks the same goal as her previous roles: to serve others and improve quality of life and standard of living for all through the development of technology and implementation of responsible solutions.
Morgan was honored to receive the Colorado Engineering Council’s silver medal award in May of 2022, an award given to a single graduating student from each of Colorado’s engineering colleges and was chosen for her high integrity, outstanding technical ability, and general engineering skills.
Senior Drilling Engineer
Johnny holds a BS in Petroleum Engineering from Colorado School of Mines with ten plus years of experience drilling and completing wells. Domestic engineering and wellsite supervision experience includes drilling and completing wells in CO, UT, WY, TX, NM and international experience includes Khurais, Haradh, Hawiyah, and South Ghawar fields in Saudi Arabia. Johnny spent five years with Halliburton’s Project Management and Consulting PSL working as a well site supervisor in Saudi Arabia on a Lump Sum Turnkey Project for ARAMCO, drilling and completing multi-laterals, single lateral and appraisal wells. He has been with IPT Well Solutions for five years as a wellsite supervisor, field operations manager, and a senior drilling engineer with extensive experience in the DJ, Permian, PRB, Delaware Basin’s and UIC Class I, II, and VI disposal wells across the Rockies and West TX.
Trevor is a born and raised Colorado native and a Colorado School of Mines graduate with a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering. After a few years as a lease operator “pumping” old vertical wells with Anadarko, Trevor joined the IPT team in 2018 and began his drilling career by designing and engineering technically complex Deep Devonian saltwater disposal wells in the southeastern portion of New Mexico and West Texas. Following this, he became one of IPT’s lead Area Drilling Engineers over the DJ Basin and various other Colorado projects. He has been the main engineer for over 300 wells in Colorado working with over a dozen different clients.
Trevor is a real people’s person and is well known around the Denver Oil & Gas community. Outside of work, he can usually be found on the golf course or spending time in the Great Rocky Mountains from which he hails.
Meeshell received her B.S. in Communications from Brigham Young University – Idao and has worked in marketing roles in various industries, favoring b2b marketing. She joined IPT Well Solutions in 2022. As a native of Bakersfield, Ca, also known as the Oil Capital of California, Meeshell’s roots take her back to the petroleum industry where she was a part of the Oil Technology Academy at a young age.