November 11, 2023 – News Release
ERIC DANOS – Owner and CEO of Danos Ventures, established to strategically diversify the organization’s energy portfolio and develop additional channels to express the company’s Purpose. A third-generation owner and member of the Danos Board of Directors, Eric began his career at Danos in 2004 as Ops Manger for the international labor division, promoted to VP of International, responsible for all aspects of Danos’ activities in Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, Angola, Cameroon, China, and Malaysia, and later served as EVP then Co-CEO before assuming leadership of Danos Ventures in 2020. Prior to joining Danos, Eric worked with Simmons & Company international, Stonehenge Capital, and with Chemical Americas Group at ExxonMobil Corporation. He earned a BS in Marketing from Louisiana State University and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, Eric currently serves on the board of Second Harvest Food Bank of New Orleans and the New Horizon’s Foundation.
PAUL DEUTCH – Over 25 years of industry experience working in in a variety of operational, technical, advisory and board roles. Paul is currently the CEO of Foro Energy and was previously the Managing Director of Diamant Drilling Services, Executive in Residence of Cadent Energy Partners, and President of Flotek Industries. Paul began his career as a field engineer with Schlumberger where he spent 13 years. Paul is the current Chairman of SeekOps and BiSN Oiltools and previously served on the Board of Directors of Taxon Biosciences, Motive Drilling Technologies, HiCor, and Signum Instruments. He received a Bachelor of Engineering from Dartmouth College and a Bachelor of Arts in Government from Colby College.
GREG GUIDRY– Senior executive with line leadership experience across the global oil & gas value chain. Retired from his position of Executive Vice President – Unconventionals for Royal Dutch Shell in October 2018 after six years in the role and nearly 37 years with the company. He previously headed Shell’s Upstream businesses across Europe, based in The Netherlands and has a history at Shell that covers multiple facets of the industry including offshore conventional and deepwater, onshore unconventionals and midstream. Greg serves as a senior adviser to Oaktree Capital and as director of portfolio companies Liberty Resources, LLC, PureWest Energy, Caerus Oil & Gas. He is also on the boards of Danos and Sky High for Kids and is on the Dean’s Advisory board for the College of Engineering at University of Louisiana and Dean’s Advisory Board for the LSU Honor’s College.
PEDRO SANTOS – Founder of Andalusian Energy. Principal investigator named on more than 30 U.S. and Int’l patents focused on natural gas compression, liquefaction, storage, transportation, and processing with another 35 pending. He brings more than 30 years of experience in rotating machinery with a specific focus on gas compression and thermodynamic processes. He originated several groundbreaking CNG companies including OsComp and Hicor Technologies. In 2012 he was recognized by Forbes 30 under 30 for outstanding people in the energy sector, recipient of the Goradia Innovation Award and the MIT Patrick McGovern Entrepreneurship Award. MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management, MSc from the University of Oklahoma In Natural Gas Engineering; a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra; and a B.S. in International Business and Management from Rochester Institute of Technology.