THE PREDICO TEAM
Our team has expertise across all spectrums of the energy industry with key objectives of customising technology for client specific challenges.
Our technical team are supported by an international team of developers and computer scientists with an extensive background in academia and research.
Chief Executive Officer
Don has spent most of his career working in the areas of oil and gas software including economics, production forecasting and planning. He has held leadership positions with Merak, Schlumberger, and Enersight around the globe. He brought two highly successful software startups to the Australian market. Don spent the last four years in mining - working in communication systems for autonomous mining and digital technology for plant wear management.
Don holds a Bsc Mechanical Engineering from University of Alberta.
Chief Technical Officer
Colin is a petroleum and research engineer with 20+ years’ experience in the industry with emphasis on production optimization, gas deliverability modelling, fracture diagnostics as well as pressure/rate transient analysis. His experience includes unconventional and conventional gas projects throughout North America, the United Kingdom, Australia, Europe and Asia.
Colin has authored papers on a range of subjects including petroleum technology, oil/gas production analysis, horizontal and multi-lateral modelling, reservoir management and surveillance. He has instructed industry and in-house courses on production data analysis, reservoir characterization of unconventional gas, and CBM/CSG operation. Colin taught reservoir engineering, simulation/modelling, applied research, and petroleum economics at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.
Colin has a strong background in software and algorithm development with a focus on petroleum and scientific algorithms for the purpose of rate and pressure analysis, oil and gas material balance methods, wellbore fluid mechanics/flow assurance and probabilistic modelling.