AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Drillinginfo, the leading SaaS company providing asset and activity analytics, optimization tools and business intelligence to E&P stakeholders, today announced the appointment of Dr. Phiroz (Daru) Darukhanavala to its board of directors. In this role, Darukhanavala will bring his decades of strategic technology experience to Drillinginfo's growth-focused team.
Darukhanavala brings more than 40 years of leadership experience in the oil and gas industry, most notably serving as BP's Chief Technology Officer. Recently retired, Darukhanavala led a team at BP responsible for the fast and efficient matching of external technology innovation to BP's business requirements. In his former role he served as a disruptor for the BP group in applying innovative technologies and services to spark major business process transformation, as well as cost efficiencies across multiple business segments, winning several internal and industry awards for "Best In Class" bold innovation.
"Dr. Darukhanavala is the perfect fit for Drillinginfo's board, given his dedication to driving the industry forward by leveraging the transformative power of analytics and information technology," said Allen Gilmer, President and CEO of Drillinginfo. "Dr. Darukhanavala is joining Drillinginfo at a critical time for the industry and will help the company continue to thrive by providing solutions that empower customers to recognize and capture significant hidden value within their own assets and those that are coming to market."
Darukhanavala joins a Drillinginfo board comprised of Scott Sachs, former Vice President, Geoscience at Chesapeake Energy; Mona Sutphen, former White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy for the President of the United States, former Managing Director of Macro-Policy trends at UBS and now Managing Partner at Macro Advisory Partners; Timothy Maudlin, Co-Founder and Chairman of Critical Care Systems International; Deven Parekh and Peter Sobiloff, Managing Directors at Insight Venture Partners; and Allen Gilmer.
"Despite depressed commodity prices, Drillinginfo's rapid growth and novel solutions demonstrate its ability to help solve the industry's most valuable and challenging problems, while continuing to grow its capabilities and technological footprint," said Darukhanavala. "I'm excited to join this group of innovators and bring my experience to bear to help companies maximize their portfolio value."
Drillinginfo is the leading SaaS and data analytics company for energy exploration decision support, helping the oil and gas industry achieve better, faster results. The company's predictive/prescriptive decision platform combines intelligence, analytics, tools, and services in one seamless system to deliver value at every stage of the E&P process. Drillinginfo services more than 3,200 companies globally from its Austin, Texas-based headquarters, and has more than 500 employees on five continents. For more information, visit www.drillinginfo.com.