Author: Pete Photos
Dr. Peter J. Photos is IHRDC’s e-Learning and Content Manager. After receiving his undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University and a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (and returning to Princeton as a postdoctoral advisor), he began in the oil and gas industry in 2004 as a trainee at the Schlumberger base in Macae, Brazil. Since then, he served as an engineer at Schlumberger in Well Completions and Productivity, Sand Control Tools, and Sand Control Pumping, including a one-year tenure on the frac vessel DeepSTIM III in the Gulf of Mexico. He then worked as a Senior Product Development Engineer, and completed his tenure with Schlumberger as Field Manager for Sand Control in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. He continued his work as a technical and strategic advisor for several startup companies in the industry. He holds numerous U.S. and international patents related to the use of micro- and nano-particles in the oil and gas space. His technical expertise includes nanoparticle self-assembly, bio-nano interfaces, and particle packing dynamics, as well as upstream oil and gas exploration technologies. He is the author of more than 10 peer-reviewed papers.
It has often been said that a CEO can quickly increase margins and the bottom line by slashing two divisions of a company: Product Development and Training & Development. This essentially sacrifices the future for the present, but the demands…