Contact Information

  • Neil Peake
    (713) 298-3401

Description

Experienced business development executive with strong leadership, relationship-building skills, and thirty plus years of global business development, geoscience and seismic technical sales, project management, operations, and start-up experience working with clients ranging from supermajor oil companies and National Oil Companies to small independent oil companies and oil and gas vendors.

Collaborative, client-facing, solution focused, flexible approach and strategic mindset.

Industry

E&P

Location

Houston

Experience

ANK GEOSCIENCES LLC – Founder and Managing Partner
June 2020 - Present Houston, TX, USA

• Founded specialist seismic inversion start-up company, focusing on high end consultative services to the energy industry.
• Developed partnerships with other seismic industry companies to form a new collaborative group, providing end to end seismic solutions.
• Business development and technical sales for the company and the group. Identify and develop new business opportunities by leveraging existing industry relationships and close new projects.
• Subject matter expert in reservoir characterization, seismic inversion, borehole seismic and artificial intelligence technologies. Develop custom integrated solutions for complex geological and geophysical problems, leveraging best in class technology.
• Evaluate existing and new emerging geophysical technologies, manage vendor relationships, and negotiate service agreements on behalf of firm.
• Built a collaborative network of small consultant groups to provide flexible services, with a high level of technical competency, but at a lower price point than larger companies.

CGG - US Senior Sales Manager
2011 – June 2020 Houston, TX, USA
• Identify and develop new business opportunities by leveraging existing and developing new industry relationships.
• Technical sales of seismic inversion and integrated geological services
• Developed CGG’s Reservoir Optimization Product line through collaboration with other company divisions.
• Created and sold first $1M seismic inversion project in the industry
• Improved average project price from $50K-$100K to $200K-300K over a period of 3 years.
• Averaged $5M in sales per year, growing from $1.5M in year 1 to $7M in years 5 and 6.
• Subject matter expert in reservoir characterization, seismic inversion, borehole seismic and artificial intelligence technologies. Developed custom integrated solutions for complex geological and geophysical problems, leveraging best in class technology.
• Regular speaking engagements at technical society meetings and conferences.
RXT – Western Hemisphere Geophysical Sales Manager
2008 – 2011 Houston, Texas
• Technical sales for ocean bottom cable seismic acquisition services
• Solely responsible for P&L in Western Hemisphere, covering US and Latin America.
• $40M sale of a seismic survey offshore West Africa for US based client..
• Subject matter expert in multi-component ocean bottom cable geophysics.
• Regular speaking engagements at technical society meetings and conferences.
Baker Hughes - VSFusion Division – Global Marketing Manager
2002 – 2008 Houston, Texas
• Responsible for the launch, marketing and business development of the VSFusion seismic joint venture between Baker Hughes and CGG
• P&L planning for global operations, $50M global revenue annually
• Product Line Management of both hardware development and software and applications development
• Liaison between partners in the JV on technical and commercial issues.
• Developed internal best practices, processes and procedures to ensure timely deliverables and quality services.
• Subject matter expert in borehole seismic services and microseismic techniques.
• Technical sales and business development globally.
• Regular speaking engagements at international conferences.
Baker Hughes - Advanced Borehole Seismic – Business Development Manager
2000 – 2002 Houston, TX, USA
• Product Line Management of both hardware development and software and applications development
• Conceived and designed the technical functionality of a new software package (VECON) with third party vendors to meet global operational needs.
• Subject matter expert in borehole seismic services and microseismic techniques.
• Technical sales and business development globally.
• Based in Houston but seconded to Canada and Australia for 6 months each to train local staff.
Baker Hughes - Geoscience Manager
1999 – 2000 Cairo, Egypt
• Start up of geoscience business entity in Egypt.
• Sole responsibility for division P&L in the region
• Built relationships with clients and technical credibility in the region.
• $2M revenue in contracts in first year.
• Handled operations, logistics, data analysis and technical sales.
• Subject matter expert in borehole seismic services and microseismic techniques.
Baker Hughes - Region Geophysicist, Middle East
1995 – 1999 Kuwait
• Sole responsibility for borehole seismic division P&L in the region
• Built relationships with clients and technical credibility in the region.
• Responsible for clients in Kuwait, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Oman, Qatar, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and Kuala Lumpur.
• Approximately $1.5M revenue annually.
• Handled operations, logistics, data analysis and technical sales.
• Subject matter expert in borehole seismic services.
Baker Hughes - Processing Center Manager, EAME
1992 – 1995 London, UK
• Managed borehole seismic processing team (10 staff)
• Traveled extensively in the region to build customer relationships.
• Liaised with larger Baker groups to write joint bids and tenders, supported the larger organization with technical expertise.
• Responsible for planning for the data processing group, and additionally for field operations planning.
• Subject matter expert in borehole seismic services.
Baker Hughes - Region Geophysicist, EAME
1990 – 1992 London, UK
• Responsible for technical sales and business development in the region for a specialist group.
• Traveled extensively in the region to build customer relationships.
• Liaised with larger Baker groups to write joint bids and tenders, supported the larger organization with technical expertise.
• Regular speaking engagements at technical society meetings and conferences.

Awards and Certifications

Patent
(WO/2003/091540) SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ACQUIRING SEISMIC AND MICRO-SEISMIC DATA IN DEVIATED WELLBORES USA
UK

Skills

• Business Development
• Technical Sales
• Collaboration Creator
• Geophysics and Reservoir Characterization
• Solutions Selling
• Data Analysis and Integration
• Client/Vendor Relations
• Interpersonal, verbal and written communication
• Public speaking

Education

University of Birmingham, UK
MSc : Applied Geophysics

University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK
BSc (Honors): Geology