The IPT Team

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What makes IPT different from many other petroleum consulting firms? Our people.

The majority of IPT’s highly skilled managers, specialists, supervisors, senior engineers and engineers are employees of IPT, not independent contractors. Working together day in and day out allows us to develop team-oriented, single-minded approaches that consistently deliver results for our clients. We are not a bunch of individuals doing what we want, but a team that works hand-in-hand with our clients and with the full support of IPT resources on a 24 hour basis.

IPT’s status as an independent firm puts experts in your corner who are motivated to provide unparalleled service and an unbiased assessment of all aspects of your operations. When you work with IPT, we are your partner and will put our full complement of resources to work for you to reduce costs and significantly enhance performance. We do not sell any products or have a bias to any service that would cause us to recommend anything that would not either reduce a client’s cost or improve their production.

Meet the Team

Executive Group


  • BS, Petroleum Engineering Technology, Oklahoma State University


Todd has over 27 continuous years of industry experience, but 20 of those years have been with IPT, working as and leading the best on-site fracture stimulation specialist groups in the business. He also has helped author several technical papers and has managed and supervised as many as 100 field personnel on up to 1,200 stages per month. Prior to coming to IPT in 1994, he worked for seven years at several regional locations of Dowell Schlumberger, serving a variety of functions including field engineer, sales engineer and field services manager. Some of his duties included running the Big Orange 23 Offshore Stimulation Vessel, engineering the largest acid fracturing project and managing the crews fighting oilfield fires in Kuwait after the first Gulf War.


  • BBA, Accounting, University of Texas at Austin


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, bringing his 30 years of financial and administrative support experience with him. Since his arrival, he has led the transformation and build out of IPT’s administration support services.


  • BA, Biology, Williams College
  • BS, Petroleum Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
  • Registered Professional Engineer: Colorado


Andrew’s love of the petroleum industry began when he was fresh out of Williams College, working as a roustabout for Sheldon Petroleum in Winfield, KS. A year in, he decided to head to the Colorado School of Mines to earn his degree in petroleum engineering, all the while, working for Husky Oil Company, Denver, CO as a petroleum engineer. After gaining more experience at Snyder Oil Company and Skaer Enterprises, both in Colorado, Andrew decided it was time to form his own consulting company, Peterson Energy Company. Peterson was bought by IPT in 2012 forming a petroleum engineering services company with the most vertically integrated solutions in the industry.


  • BS, Petroleum Engineering Technology, Oklahoma State University


With a total of 34 years of experience, Mike is an asset to both IPT and to the clients we serve. It all started at Dresser Titan where he worked for two years as an engineer in training (EIT) and in equipment operation. From there he moved on to BJ Services, where during his 14-year employment, 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. including International experience in Brazil, Venezuela, India and Canada.


  • BS, Petroleum Engineering, Texas Tech University
  • Licensed Professional Engineer: Colorado


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 independent companies, moved to Russia and held roles of increasing operational and managerial responsibility in Anderman/Smith and Russian oil giant TNK’s joint venture Chernogorskoye and later Gazprom as CEO of Southern Oil Company, a subsidiary. Returning to TNK in 2002, 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, 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, joined Integrated Petroleum Technologies.  Neel currently provides technical and strategic advice to companies in the upstream, midstream and mining sectors.

Business Development Group


  • BS, Petroleum Engineering, Texas A&M University
  • Fracmaster
  • Licensed Professional Engineer: Texas, Oklahoma, APEGGA (Alberta, Canada)


James’s career began at Maxus Exploration (formerly Diamond Shamrock) in field operations, supervising drilling and completion of formations in the Mid Continent and West Texas. He then moved on to serve as production engineer, with responsibility for maintaining and optimizing production of 300+ wells in the Texas Panhandle. He joined IPT in 1994 as a project manager for the Advanced Stimulation Technology Deployment Program (AST) sponsored by the Gas Research Institute (GRI) and was promoted to petroleum engineering supervisor in 2000. James has authored/co-authored a total of 12 professional publications and/or SPE papers and his track record of optimizing field operations and completions in multiple areas and formations earned awards from Hart’s Oil & Gas World for three of the projects he was involved with. He has been IPT’s engineering sales director since 2012.

Our Credentials

We never stop improving.

Even though our staff already possesses thousands of years of combined experience from positions at numerous oil and gas operations, drilling companies and hydraulic fracturing service companies, IPT makes a substantial investment of time and money annually in the continued education and training of our technical staff.

Over the years, we have learned that experienced field supervision combined with the best office engineering and planning are the keys to successful on-site operations. This is why we augment our internal training school with actual field implementation and extensive on-site training, specifically on the fracture stimulation specialist side.

Our stimulation specialists use FracproPT to design, interpret diagnostics and evaluate every stimulation treatment and our specialists are taught many advanced methods for using the software. IPT training is focused on optimizing well response and not simply to put a fracture treatment in the ground. Every recommendation from an IPT specialist is backed by years of reservoir analysis and engineering.

IPT prides itself on being a “Search for Excellence” company. We seek out only the best people and demand that they have the experience and professional qualifications that are instrumental in providing our clients the high quality services they need to achieve their individual goals.

Fracture Well Site Supervisors

  • Well Control, H2S, HAZWOPR (8 hours), SafeLand, First Aid and CPR certified
  • Average of approximately 10 years of experience
  • Minimum qualifications for employment with IPT are four years of relevant well site experience which serves as a basis for IPT training and guidance


  • Professional licenses held in Colorado, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah and Wyoming
  • APEGGA certified with engineers who hold Professional Engineering licenses in the Alberta Province of Canada

Drilling & Completion Supervisors

  • Well Control, H2S, HAZWOPR (8 hours), SafeLand, First Aid and CPR certified
  • Average of approximately 25 years of experience
  • Non-degreed supervisors must have a minimum of two years of experience as the rig manager or superintendent level or above

Stimulation Specialists

  • SafeLand, First Aid and CPR certified
  • FracproPT advanced users, plus attendance at IPT internal schools and training
  • Average of approximately 10 years of experience
  • Minimum hiring requirements include two years in an onsite supervisory role and a BS in engineering or a minimum of six years of onsite supervision and relevant engineering experience
  • All stimulation specialists go through a 2-3 month training session at IPT, independent of the years and knowledge they have gained from their prior years in the industry, all at the expense of IPT