Meet the Experts

2018 MPUR Advisory Board

Pierre-Jean Bibet, Sr. Rotating Equipment engineer, Total E&P France

Pierre-Jean is a senior rotating equipment Engineer at Total E&P in Paris, France, who has been working in the Rotating Machinery Department of the Technology Division since 2003. His work concentrates on all subsea boosting projects, following 22 years of professional experience with pumps, and he has specific expertise in multiphase Pumps (MPP).



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Thomas Tauber, Product Manager, Voith

Thomas Tauber is the Product Manager of Hydrodynamic Torque Converter and Rotor Turning Device. Thomas started his career with Voith in 2006 as a mechanical engineer specializing in hydrodynamic couplings. Since then he has developed innovative technology to enhans motor porformance and efficientcy.

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Jeffery De Vaul,C0O & President of Leistritz Americas

Jeffery De Vaul is the COO and President of Leistritz Advanced Technologies Corp.  His responsibilities include the Pump, Machine Tool and Turbine Component business units based in Allendale, NJ.  Mr. De Vaul brings over 20 years of experience with Leistritz starting as a Sales Engineer and serving as Sr. Vice President and General Manager prior to becoming the COO.  Mr. De Vaul earned his Bachelors of Science Degree from Clarkson University and is an industry expert in Multiphase Production System technology.


Jens Abrahamsen, Business Manager, Naxys a BHGE company

 Jens Abrahamsen is an Entrepreneur and started his exciting career as a Co-founder of Naxys in 1999. He has managed the company since then, with the exception of 2008 when he held the position as R&D manager. The period 1993 to 1999 before his leap into entrepreneurship, he worked for Schlumberger owned by Geco Defence, first as senior engineer, then as project manager and finally manager projects. Also experience as project engineer in Comex Norway.


Arne Olsen, Global Account Director, Onesubsea, a Schlumberger company

Arne holds a MSc, Mechanical degree from South Dakota school of mine and technology and has been working in the oil and gas industry for 34 years. Starting his career at Pusnes in offshore services and continued to develop expert skills for subsea equipment while at Framo Engineering company until it was acquired by OneSubsea and later into a Schlumberger company.



David Stover, Manager Business Development, Curtiss-Wright

David Stover is the Manager of Business Development for Curtiss-Wright EMD’s Process Business Segment, where he is responsible for products in the oil, gas and petrochemical industries and developing new products for expansion into other markets. He is a graduate of Clarkson University’s mechanical engineering program and is a registered professional engineer in the state of Pennsylvania. While at EMD, he has led numerous new product developments including a line of hazardous waste pumps for use by the United States’ Department of Energy in the remediation of legacy waste from seven decades of nuclear weapons production dating back to the Manhattan Project.

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Tatiana Hoeydal, Sr. Subsea Systems engineer at Shell

Tatiana holds a M.S.c in Mechanical Engineering from Dnipropetrovs'kij Nacional'nij Universitet. She has been in the oil and gas industry for 20 years specializing in subsea systems and project management. Tatiana is highly skilled in FEED and commissioning subsea hardware projects, responsible for the successful packaging and delivery of the Shell Draugen pumping system offshore Norway. She has been promoted year after year for her outstanding performance as a team lead. Specialties: Management of delivery and development projects; mechanical engineering for subsea and land applications.

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Dr. Stuart Scott, CTO - Founder of Petroleum ETC

Dr. Stuart L. Scott is a well-known technical authority in the areas of artificial lift, multiphase pumping, and production engineering/operations. He is a Distinguished Member of SPE and holds the ASME Henry R. Worthington Medal for “eminent achievement in the evolving field of multiphase pumping.” Received the status of ASME Follow January 2017. Scott is currently the Director of Technology for Petroleum Emerging Technology Corporation (Pe­troleumETC). From 2008-2016, he managed the Shell Deepwater Artificial Lift Technology Program and served several years as the Artificial Lift / Pumping Principal Technical Expert (PTE) for Shell globally. Before coming to Shell, Scott held the Bethancourt Professorship of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University, was a faculty member at Louisiana State University (LSU) and worked for Phillips Petroleum Company in a variety of roles. He holds B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Petroleum Engineering and a M.S. degree in Computer Science all from The University of Tulsa.

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Amanda Scott, Business Development Strategist, Petroleum ETC

Amanda Scott started her oil and gas industry career with Petroleum ETC in 2013 as an Event Coordinator. Her expertise in providing advisory services now spans across the entire energy value chain from think tank to commercialization and from concept to venture capitalists. She is a dynamic deliverer of training programs that incorporate client’s specific developmental needs, such as work protocols, technology training, safety and etiquette skills for young professional engineers. Amanda oversees operations of Petroleum ETC’s Validate & Venture Departments. She is currently a student at Rice University, enrolled in the university’s Leadership & Decision Making in the Energy Industry Program (focused on Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals, and Electric Energy).

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Marco Gabelloni, Subsea Pump Department, Aker Solutions

Marco Gabelloni is responsible for the Subsea Pump department in Aker Solutions, a top-tier supplier of products and services for the oil & gas industry. He is focused on providing high technology subsea processing solutions aiming at simplifying field developments, boosting outputs and increasing recovery rates.

Mr Gabelloni holds an Executive MBA from London Business School and a BS and MS in Aerospace Engineering from Pisa University, Italy. He has 12 years of experience in the oil & gas industry, mainly in product management, business development and technology development. Before joining Aker Solutions, Marco worked 5 years at GE Oil & Gas in the turbo machinery department.