New Chairman of the Board and Vice President of Business Development to Accelerate Field Services Scaling
AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#Aerial–SeekOps Inc. develops intelligent sensor technology for the energy sector to detect, localize, and quantify natural gas emissions through integrated drone-based systems. SeekOps’ unique industry leading sensor design localizes emissions sources without false positive readings and has provided actionable data to energy companies in the United States, Canada, Europe, and the Middle East.
Following a move of their corporate headquarters to Texas in 2018, SeekOps brought on two dynamic executives with more than 40 years combined experience in the oil and gas industry to continue growth, particularly in the upstream and midstream services markets. The newest executive team members include Paul Deutch, who serves as Chairman of SeekOps’ Board of Directors, and Paul Khuri who is SeekOps’ new Vice President of Business Development.
Paul Deutch was appointed as SeekOps’ Chairman of the Board in January 2019. Deutsch has more than twenty-five years of experience in the oilfield service industry, both domestically and internationally, in a variety of operational and technical roles. Deutsch’s broad experience includes previous roles as CEO of Diamant Drilling Services; a global drilling services company, President of Flotek Industries, and previous board member of Motive Drilling Technologies and Taxon Biosciences. Prior to that Deutsch spent 13 years with Schlumberger where he started as a field engineer. Deutsch currently serves as CEO of Foro Energy and board member of BiSN Oil Tools.
SeekOps’ new VP of Business Development, Paul Khuri, was brought on board in June 2019. With over 20 years experience in business development, technology commercialization, and strategic partnering in the oil and gas market, particularly the upstream / midstream space, Khuri brings relevant experience with liquids and gas leak detection from Vista Precision Solutions and Fluenta Inc. From Khuri’s experience as an offshore systems project manager with Cameron / Schlumberger, he took on broader challenges in regional management and leadership with technology startups. Khuri’s role at Vista involved launching an industry-first in-service storage tank testing program for key midstream operators and at Fluenta, Khuri launched a novel ultrasonic flare gas meter into the North & South American markets. Khuri brings strong industry relationships with Upstream and Midstream Operators spanning verticals including Operations, HSE, and Asset Integrity. Khuri earned his B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Texas A&M University, an M.S. in Acquisition/Program Management from the Air Force Institute of Technology, and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
“These executive additions ensure strong position for growth, particularly in the upstream and midstream oil services markets. We look forward to continued work with Paul Deutch as our Chairman of the Board and growing the Company together with VP Paul Khuri. SeekOps’ drone surveys provide value to operators in HSE and Asset Integrity verticals, providing a robust business case to characterize emissions efficiently and quantitatively, while producing actionable data,” says SeekOps CEO Andrew Aubrey.
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