Jean-Paul Dessap

Founder & CEO

Jean-Paul is a proven industry leader in oil and gas software technology. He is interested in creating differentiating value through software. A reservoir engineer by training, his 21-year track record at Schlumberger boasts consistency in results at the helm of some of the most ambitious software technology transformation programs in E&P, including INTERSECT†, Ocean† and Kinetix†.

Jean-Paul is a pioneer in the application of data science to understand ranges of drilling and completion parameters that optimize production. He is first inventor of three patents (one granted, two pending) and second inventor on three patents (pending), all in petrotechnical software, cloud, mobility and data science applications. Jean-Paul holds an MSc in reservoir & geosystems engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA in Management from the Rotterdam School of Management.


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Charles-Edouard Cohen

Chief Scientist

Charles specializes in the creation of mathematical models and simulation tools to solve and optimize industrial challenges. In his 14 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, much of it spent at Schlumberger, he has developed the state-of-the-art of technologies in matrix acidizing and reservoir stimulation, including his most recent role as a key developer of Kinetix†.

His competencies spread over a large range of disciplines and domains, from Software Development through High Performance Computing to Machine Learning, and from Fluid Mechanics through Geomechanics, to Acid Stimulation and Hydraulic Fracturing. This versatility is illustrated by his invention of 6 patents (3 granted, 3 pending), as well as his authoring of 22 technical publications.

He boasts 1291 citations on Google Scholar, and has earned professional awards and accolades. Charles holds an MSc in Fluid Mechanics and a PhD in Petroleum Engineering from Institut Français du Pétrole (IFP).


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