The IPT Team

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The IPT Team2020-02-24T15:53:20-07:00

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 Team

Todd Poulson is Managing Director of Integrated Petroleum Technologies (IPT) an industry leading consulting firm that specializes in the drilling, integration of modern well completion, hydraulic fracture stimulation, wellsite supervision and petroleum completion engineering technologies. He has helped author several technical papers and has managed and supervised as many as 100 field personnel on up to 4,000 stages per month. He has over 33 continuous years of industry experience, including 26 years at IPT working as and leading the best on-site fracture stimulation specialist groups in the business. Prior to coming to IPT in 1994, he worked for seven years at Dowell Schlumberger.  While at Dowell, he served as Field Engineer (Farmington-NM, Ventura-CA, and Worland- WY), Sales Engineer (Denver-CO) and Field Services Manager (Houma-LA, Kuwait, and Rock Springs-WY). These duties included running the Big Orange 23 Stimulation Vessel, the largest acid fracturing project and the firefighting operations in Kuwait after the first Gulf War.  He has a BS Degree in Petroleum Engineering Technology from Oklahoma State University.

Education/Certifications

  • BBA, Accounting, University of Texas at Austin

Experience

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.

Education/Certifications

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

Experience

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.

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.

Operations / Engineering Team

Regulatory

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.

Paul Gottlob came to IPT in 2014 after a distinguished career including work in regulatory affairs for Comet Ridge Resources and a career in the federal government.  Paul specializes in Colorado and Wyoming APD’s and is an expert in permitting Class II injection wells. When he’s not at work Paul spends his time skiing and hiking the Rockies, and hanging out as much as possible with his grandchildren.

Reservoir, Geology, Data Analytics

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.

Drilling Engineering

A Professional Engineer (B. Mech Eng and BSc Organic Chemistry, Geology minor) with 40 years of domestic and international oilfield experience focusing on project planning and operations management. Most recent successes have been the application of Project Management Principles (CVP) to Upstream Oilfield Development; batch/saturation drilling optimization of long departure 1.5 – 2-mile horizontal wells in the DJ, PRB and Permian Basins; the drilling of complex, deep Saltwater Disposal Wells (SWD). An active SPE member having presented “Fast Tracking Russian Oilfield Projects” in London 2006 and “Exploring the Technical Limits of Batch Drilling” in Dallas 2015. Currently leading the Drilling Operations/Engineering Team on the planning and execution of 4 mile Horizontal Wells and Level 2 Multilateral Fracturing.

Drilling Operations

A decorated 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. His experience is extensive in ND, WY, CO, TX basins drilling CBE, Hz, SWDs and complicated MPD wells. 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 of which is currently serving in the Air Force.

Completion / Workover Engineering

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.

Completion / Workover Operations

Fracture Stimulation Engineering

Fracture Stimulation Operations

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.

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

Engineers

  • 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