Founder and CEO
Alan is a geoscientist with more than 29 years of experience in the petroleum industry. He has developed resource plays on three continents using key metrics & scoring methods for identifying core shale play acreage. He has applied the method to the Eagle Ford, Marcellus, Utica, and Barnett shale systems, greatly simplifying acreage evaluation. Prior to focusing on resource plays, Alan explored for conventional resources for Shell E&P from California to the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico.
Alan started his career with Shell Oil Company, and served both in interpretation and IT roles. As Workstation & Training Coordinator for Shell Offshore, Inc., he managed the group responsible for meeting the hardware, software, data, and workstation training needs of 350 people and administered a $3.5M hardware budget. Alan was also responsible for coordination of software development between the interpeters for Shell Offshore Inc. and developers at the Bellaire Research Center. Alan received a B.S. in Geophysical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.
VP of Engineering
Keith manages PetroDE’s cloud-based servers and databases, oversees programming of new features and ensures stability of the overall system. He is also responsible for human resource management and hiring new talent. Keith’s major web development projects include a portal that improved recordkeeping, file management and communication between lawyers and their clients. He holds a BS in electrical and computer engineering and an MS in electrical engineering, both from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
VP of Business Development
Jim is in charge of PetroDE’s customer-facing efforts, overseeing the company’s sales, partnerships, and customer relationships. His 25+ years of experience in sales and business development have supported many customers, from retail businesses and startup operations to enterprise Fortune 500 accounts.
Jim excels in developing markets for new technologies, and developing sales strategy from the ground floor. Prior to joining PetroDE, Jim co-founded Interpretive Imaging, LLC, and created a new global industry standard for well log and cross section technology. Interpretive Imaging merged with A2D, then sold for $22MM to TGS in 2002. After the sale, Jim became the VP of IHS Energy, and later went on to assist many companies through his business development consultancy, JES Inc. Jim holds a BS in Business from Iowa State University.
VP, Operations & Legal Affairs
Michael is an attorney and business operations professional with experience spanning multiple industries. He specializes in the organizational development and operational growth of early to mid stage enterprises, and brings nearly 20 years of experience with contract analysis, negotiation and management. Michael entered as Chief Operating Officer with a new management team to salvage MedLogic Global Corporation in 2001.
Senior Software Engineer
Dylan enjoys concurrent systems design and is an algorithm and security specialist with two patents pending. As a grad student at the University of Colorado, Dylan worked with the Colorado Space Grant Consortium, developing software and hardware for the RockOn workshop program, in which student teams develop and launch payloads for satellites. He holds a BS in electrical and computer engineering and an MS in electrical engineering, both from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He skis and flies recreational drones for fun.
Data Operations Engineer
Tyler specializes in big data and file management, moving massive amounts of data securely in and out of the cloud. He’s a senior at CU in civil and geotechnical engineering, studying hydraulics, structures and construction. Outside of work, he can be found snowboarding, hiking and captaining the paintball team.
Ezekiel works to improve the back-end systems at PetroDE. He is a senior in the Computer Science department at Colorado School of Mines. He is an avid reader and writer of both code and literature.
Quality Assurance Engineer
With 10 years of experience in QA, testing web apps on an enterprise scale, Judd joined PetroDE to assure site reliability and data security. When not on the job, he enjoys skiing, hiking and reading.
Junior Software Engineer
A senior at CU, Samuel works on user interface design, server side applications, data management and debugging. He is our UI expert and a fan of skiing, mountain biking, video games and guitar on his off hours.
Manager, Client Support
Holly has more than 15 years of experience in software and hardware support in both the oil industry and the public sector. She also has experience as a development geologist working on both onshore and offshore plays in the US. Holly holds a BS in Geological Engineering and an MS in Geology, both from the Colorado School of Mines.
Trevor designs and expands PetroDE's website. In his free time he enjoys kayaking, skiing, and photography.
GIS Specialist/Technical Writer
Linda has more than 15 years of experience developing technical procedures and training materials for activities in engineering, the geosciences, computer hardware and software, and logistics. She also has more than 6 years of experience as a GIS Specialist in the oil and gas industry. Linda holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Mexico.
Senior Sales Executive
Pete is a Senior Sales Executive for PetroDE where he promotes our spatial data technology. He has over 22 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and related areas, bringing a broad understanding of industry problems. He has worked with TGS, Landmark Graphics, and Sohio Petroleum Company, gaining expertise and experience in exploration geology, hydrogeology, project management, negotiation, and development of new products. He holds a BS and MS in Geology from Stephen F. Austin State University.
Jamie has been a Geological Technician with PetroDE since 2011. She has 18 years of experience as a Geological Technician in the petroleum industry. Jamie holds a BS in Geology from the University of Colorado at Denver.
Jesse is a front-end web developer for PetroDE. He holds an M.S. in Computer Science from Colorado School of Mines and specializes in networking, user interface design, and data visualization. Outside of work he hacks pianos and electronics, hikes, and cooks. He also serves as an adjunct Computer Science instructor at Colorado School of Mines.
Empowering data at the click of a button- PetroDE Search. PetroDE’s highly advanced search tool was designed to simplify the data query process, giving users access to the data they need, when they need it, where they need it. PetroDE search spans multiple licensed databases including IHS and DI Desktop, providing users with vast amounts of data to search and analyze. PetroDE also allows users to integrate their company’s own database and public data layers into the system and visually organize and display the information. The PetroDE search tool is easy to use, does not involve complex queries, and performs state of the art geographical and statistical data analysis in a fraction of a second. Users enter simple search terms such as an operator, formation name, geographic location, or lease name and are returned a suite of maps and analytics concerning that topic.
Clients can leverage the synergies between their licensed and proprietary data, in addition to public geologic, weather and market data layers provided by PetroDE. Knowledge of where formations are being played and which operators are active allows for incomparable competitor analysis, enabling users to spot important trends early.
Asset Valuation is made easy with statistics, charts, presentation-ready displays, and downloadable data. PetroDE allows clients to select multiple Areas of Interest (AOIs) for analysis, allowing for valuation and risk to be assessed at the click of a button for very specific geographic regions. A full play-valuation suite including statistically derived-decline curves and financial modeling is currently being developed.
PetroDE integrates charts and maps so that you can identify key opportunities on a chart and see them immediately on an accompanying map. This integration lets you focus on the opportunity rather than fumble between displays to make sense of the data. The faster you can understand your data, the faster you can make the right decision on your next development.
is the world’s first petroleum decision engine: a powerful cloud-based platform for making collaborative, data-informed decisions.
PetroDE’s revolutionary data analysis, aggregation, visualization, and collaboration technology lets your staff spend significantly less time looking for data and more time working with data. Our fast and collaborative approach mines and analyzes US well and production data more effectively than ever before. Your team works together in a shared real-time workspace accessed by any secure internet connection.
PetroDE doesn’t sell data, we integrate data from many sources for maximum effect. Be it IP data from wells, georeferenced news, or rig locations. From data vendors and from your own proprietary sources, we integrate data in a simple but powerful app-style interface that’s easy to use.
What we do:
We put all the information your team needs at your fingertips.