Category Archives: Uncategorized

Detechtion Extends the First IIoT Edge Device in Oil and Gas to Incorporate Optimization

By | Press Releases, Uncategorized | No Comments

HOUSTON, TX (November 17, 2017) – Detechtion Technologies, the global leading Industrial IoT and Mobility solution provider in the oil and gas industry, today announced that it has successfully integrated its Enalysis™ software, which provides predictive analytics for compressors, with its Enbase™ Hub creating the first IIoT edge device to incorporate optimization.

Designed specifically for oil and gas, the Enbase™ Hub defines the new paradigm for managing field assets in remote, hazardous environments. Designed to go beyond simple monitoring, the Enbase™ Hub empowers users to monitor, protect, control, and optimize critical assets.

The initial release will be targeted at natural gas compressors. The Enbase™ Hub now has the capability to use the predictive models from Enalysis™ to calculate metrics such as high rod loads and low rod reversals so they may be included in the parameters monitored and used in safety shutdown systems for compressors, preventing catastrophic, costly equipment failures. Moreover, the KPIs calculated in Enalysis™ can also be used to update setpoints as part of a compression control strategy to ensure that a compressor is operating at its peak efficiency. All the direct measurements as well as analytics are available for display locally via the Enbase™ Hub Control Panel. They are also communicated back to the Enbase™ Dashboard for use across the organization.

“This achievement completes our vision of creating a single edge device that can monitor, protect, control and optimize a compressor.” said Virgil Haney, Chief Technology Officer of Detechtion, “We are working with our customers and existing and potential partners to leverage this IIoT platform for other applications in Oil and Gas.”

“Other solutions require customers to procure and integrate several pieces of hardware and software to achieve what we can now offer in our single edge device,” said Chris Smith, President and CEO of Detechtion, “This creates a more cost-effective solution in the short term and a much lower total cost of ownership over the lifetime of a fleet of compressors.”

Detechtion Technologies Announces Two Board Appointees

By | Uncategorized | No Comments

HOUSTON, TX (October 19, 2017) – Detechtion Technologies, the world leading Industrial IoT and Mobility solution provider in the oil and gas industry, today announced that Mark E. Crews and Dennis L. Nerland, QC, have joined the company’s Board of Directors as independent directors.

Chris Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer at Detechtion, said, “I am delighted that Mark and Dennis have accepted our invitation to join the board. As we enjoy rapid growth, both gentlemen bring vast industry knowledge and experience that will help us manage that growth and meet our strategic goals.”

Mark E. Crews retired from Lufkin Industries, Inc. in 2013 after leading the growth and restructuring of the Oilfield Division and repositioning it as a leading global supplier of artificial lift equipment and related services. These efforts led to the strategic sale of Lufkin to GE Oil & Gas. Prior to Lufkin, Mark was a senior executive at Cameron International Corporation where he held a number of significant management positions across the globe over the course of his 30-year career. Mark earned a Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University and completed the Program for Management Development at Harvard Business School.

Dennis Nerland received his Bachelor of Science Degree with Honours in Economics and Mathematics from the University of Calgary in 1975. Further pursuing his education, he received his Master of Arts Degree in Economics from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario in 1976 and his Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of Calgary in 1979. Dennis has completed the Rotman / Haskayne Directors Education Program and achieved the designation of Institute-certified Director (ICD.D) from the Institute of Corporate Directors in 2011. He has successfully completed the Rotman Financial Literacy Program and holds active memberships in the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, Law Society of Alberta, Canadian Tax Foundation, Calgary Bar Association and the Canadian Bar Association. In 2014, Dennis was appointed a Queen’s Counsel (“QC”) of Alberta.

Mark and Dennis join existing executive board members Virgil Haney, Chief Technology Officer at Detechtion and co-founder of Enbase LLC, Chris Smith, President & CEO, non-executive chairman Brian Taylor, founder of Detechtion Technologies, and private equity sponsor Michael DeRosa, General Partner at Element Partners.

Detechtion Delivers First Commercially Available Dual Communications Telemetry Device

By | Press Releases, Uncategorized | No Comments

HOUSTON, TX (September 20, 2017) – Detechtion Technologies, the world leader in compression fleet optimization, today announced that it has delivered its first Enbase™ Hub with both satellite and cellular communications.

Designed specifically for oil and gas, the Enbase™ Hub defines the new paradigm for compression monitoring, protection, control, and optimization. The Enbase™ Hub mounts inside an existing compressor control panel and connects instantly to controllers, annunciators, pyrometers and sensors to provide all the information from these devices remotely through the Enbase™ Dashboard.

“Detechtion has taken advantage of the ubiquity and relative affordability of cellular networks in North America for connectivity to our edge devices.” said Virgil Haney, Chief Technology Officer of Detechtion. “This has created the opportunity for our customers to have visibility to a much denser set of data for decision making. There are, however, still areas where cell coverage is not adequate to ensure essential callouts are received immediately when an incident occurs.”

The new dual communications Enbase™ Hub utilizes satellite communications for callouts like compressor shutdowns or other events that need immediate attention, while still using the cellular network to backhaul data to the Enbase™ Dashboard that is stored on local memory when cellular connections are available.

“Our mission is to create value by bringing connectivity and automation to remote and hostile environments”, said Haney, “and while we are still able to deliver that density of data at a price point that is not cost prohibitive utilizing the cellular network, essential callouts are not missed by relying on our satellite communications.”

Services Manager – Houston, TX

By | Uncategorized | No Comments

Company Profile

Detechtion Technologies™ is the market leading Industrial IoT and mobile application provider enabling the digital oilfield. Through its Enalysis™, Enbase™ and Fieldlink™ product lines, Detechtion offers solutions for chemical injection, compression, and other production operations. These products and services span telematics, monitoring, control, predictive analytics, visualization and integration with other systems so that the vision of the digital oilfield will finally be achieved. Over 100 customers and thousands of users depend on Detechtion Technologies to monitor and manage over 10,000 assets worldwide.

Position Title

Services Manager

Reports To

VP, Services

Location

Houston, TX

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop thorough knowledge of customer organizations, needs and plans
  • Foster relationships with key contacts representing field, corporate and IT sponsors
  • Gather requirements, scope, and estimate / quote / propose new work with existing customers around mobile software platform
  • Work with customers to establish implementation plans and work effort involved for all levels of software implementation of mobile application and integration
  • Develop configuration specifications for screen and workflow design
  • Implementation of specifications to enhance existing workflows or create new workflows
  • Lead planning and implementation of individual customer projects
  • Project Manage customer projects, at times multiple projects simultaneously
  • Identify customer risks and issues and work in a timely fashion to provide proactive mitigation and remediation as necessary to ensure customer satisfaction
  • Work with Support as necessary to assist with customer related support items that require more in depth knowledge of customer.
  • Work with Product Management on road map of Fieldlink™ application by providing and championing specific customer feedback.
  • Ensure consistent, high quality implementations of Fieldlink™ application and related processes that meets customer needs and Detechtion best practices
  • Work with Detechtion Services team to ensure required resources are well understood
  • Work with Services to assist in account plans for existing customers and support sales efforts (including pilots) for new customers

Personal Characteristics

  • High energy, attention to detail, a strong work ethic and a determination to deliver results and add value
  • Strong experience, maturity and common sense
  • Positive attitude and a passion for customer service, including staying cool under pressure
  • Quick learner with ability to understand complex technical issues and facilitate focused corrective actions to make the customer successful
  • Ability to learn and work independently
  • Interested in customer, company and personal success
  • Flexible and able to adjust to rapidly changing circumstances and priorities
  • “Can do” attitude with a willingness to dive into details and be “hands on”; should be comfortable managing a project or evaluating a piece of code
  • Ability to lead a team towards shared goals & objectives, including leading by example
  • Strong sense of ownership and accountability, especially related to deadlines
  • Excellent personal presence and communication skills
  • Highly ethical with unquestionable integrity
  • Low ego and collaborative style

Qualifications

  • 3 + years working experience
  • Previous experience in technology or software professional services
  • Previous oil & gas industry experience
  • Previous project management / team leadership experience
  • Technical understanding of relational databases, noSQL databases, JavaScript a plus
  • Degree in Business, Engineering or Science
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to travel 50% of the time (primarily in the US and Canada)
  • Possess US work authorization which does not require sponsorship by the employer for a visa

Compensation Package

  • Competitive base salary plus bonus plan eligibility.
  • Standard company benefits such as 401K, health insurance, etc.
Apply

Detechtion Technologies Establishes Preferred Service Provider Program with Alitek, Exile Automation and Techneaux Technology Services

By | Press Releases, Uncategorized | No Comments

HOUSTON, TX (March 10, 2017) –  Detechtion Technologies, the world leading Industrial IoT and Mobility solution provider in the oil and gas industry, today announced the launch of its Preferred Service Provider Program, designed to ensure customers receive unparalleled service and allow Detechtion to scale its business as demand for its solutions rapidly grows. The company also announced it has added its first three service providers to this program: Alitek, Exile Automation and Techneaux Technology Services.

Houston-based Alitek offers a variety of services to help clients identify, plan, implement, deploy, and support solutions that improve business processes, increase efficiency and reduce risk through better management of information. To date, Alitek has focused on projects implementing Detechtion’s Fieldlink™ mobility solution.  “We have a strong track record partnering with commercial software providers to deliver their solutions in a way that enables customers to use their technology, information, and employees more effectively and efficiently, which is why Detechtion’s offerings are such a great fit for us,” said Tod Knight, Alitek Partner and CTO.

Exile Automation, based in Calgary, Alberta, manages, designs, and maintains a variety of high-quality process control, measurement and automation projects. Exile has capabilities to install Enbase automation products as well as complete compressor control panel retro-fits.  Dean Blahut, Managing Partner with Exile Automation said, “we have worked with Detechtion Technologies for years helping clients get compressor data into Enalysis™ and are excited for the opportunity to help bring the new Enbase™ products to the Canadian market.”

The team at Techneaux, with offices in Lafayette, Houston, and Denver, helps customers design, implement, and maintain solutions to solve their process control and monitoring needs. Techneaux is primarily focused on projects deploying Enbase™ Hubs, the edge devices serving as the backbone of Detechtion’s Industrial IoT platform.  Shannon Landry, who leads the Industrial Controls team at Techneaux Technology Services, said, “we are excited to be part of the new Preferred Service Provider Program with Detechtion, to help customers implement the Enbase™ product line to gain better transparency and control of their oilfield assets.”

“We selected Alitek, Exile and Techneaux for our Detechtion Preferred Service Provider Program based on our past history working with these companies, their strong technical capabilities, and our shared commitment and passion for customer success,” said Eric Neason, Senior Vice President of Products & Services at Detechtion Technologies. “While we will retain and grow our own dedicated field and implementation services teams, partnering with these three companies allows us to scale as demand for our offerings continues to grow.”

Quality Assurance Manager – Houston, TX

By | Uncategorized | No Comments

Company Profile

Detechtion Technologies™ is the market leading Industrial IoT and mobile application provider enabling the digital oilfield. Through its Enalysis™, Enbase™ and Fieldlink™ product lines, Detechtion offers solutions for chemical injection, compression, and other production operations. These products and services span telematics, monitoring, control, predictive analytics, visualization and integration with other systems so that the vision of the digital oilfield will finally be achieved. Over 100 customers and thousands of users depend on Detechtion Technologies to monitor and manage over 10,000 assets worldwide.

Position Title

Quality Assurance Manager

Reports To

Senior Vice President, Software Development

Location

Houston, TX

Key Responsibilities

  • Design a comprehensive testing approach and plan for our software products.
  • Work with the development teams to execute the testing plan.
  • Work with the software teams to design and deliver a continuous integration testing environment.
  • Design stress / load tests.
  • Troubleshoot and diagnose unexpected software behaviors reported by customers.
  • Effectively communicate error conditions to software development team and how they differ from expected functionality.
  • Manage the workflow of the QA process within an agile development method.
  • Report QA activities and key performance indicators to management.

Personal Characteristics

  • Ability to patiently and scientifically analyze problems and determine their root causes.
  • High energy, attention to detail, a strong work ethic and a determination to deliver results and add value.
  • Quick learner with ability to understand complex technical issues and facilitate focused corrective actions to make the customer successful.
  • Interested in customer, company and personal success.
  • Flexible and able to adjust to rapidly changing circumstances and priorities.
  • Strong sense of ownership and accountability, especially related to deadlines.
  • Low ego and collaborative style.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Qualifications

  • 5+ years working experience.
  • Experience creating and running software testing programs in an agile environment.
  • Technical ability to run automated tests and work with test environments.
  • Experience with html5, javascript and web applications.
  • Understanding of automated testing and test frameworks.
  • B.S. in Engineering or Science.

Compensation Package

  • Competitive base salary plus bonus plan eligibility.
  • Standard company benefits such as 401K, health insurance, etc.
Apply

Sales Distribution Representative – Houston, TX

By | Uncategorized | No Comments

Company Profile

Detechtion Technologies™ is the market leading Industrial IoT and mobile application provider enabling the digital oilfield. Through its Enalysis™, Enbase™ and Fieldlink™ product lines, Detechtion offers solutions for chemical injection, compression, and other production operations. These products and services span telematics, monitoring, control, predictive analytics, visualization and integration with other systems so that the vision of the digital oilfield will finally be achieved. Over 100 customers and thousands of users depend on Detechtion Technologies to monitor and manage over 10,000 assets worldwide.

Position Title

Sales Distribution Representative

Reports To

SVP Sales and Marketing

Location

Houston, TX

Key Responsibilities

  • Quoting
    • Receive requests from customers for quotes
    • Prepare and send quote
    • Product, Kit or System quotes can include
  • Receive orders (PO) from customers
    • Confirm pricing
    • Confirm correct and complete parts
    • Confirm timing including anticipated delivery date vs. customer need by date
  • Order Management
    • In-house orders
    • 3rd party
    • Track all order status
    • Confirm shipment with customer and provide tracking number
    • Keep customer notified of any changes to ship date or ability to meet need-by date based on status of inventory and incoming parts

Personal Characteristics

  • High energy, attention to detail, a strong work ethic and a determination to deliver results and add value
  • Strong experience, maturity and common sense
  • Positive attitude and a passion for customer service, including staying cool under pressure
  • Interested in customer, company and personal success
  • Flexible and able to adjust to rapidly changing circumstances and priorities
  • “Can do” attitude with a willingness to dive into details and be “hands on” when needed
  • Strong sense of ownership and accountability, especially related to deadlines

Qualifications

  • 3-5+ years working experience preferred
  • Previous experience in hardware or technology order fulfillment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • B.S. or B.A. degree preferred

Compensation Package

  • Competitive base salary plus bonus plan eligibility.
  • Standard company benefits such as 401K, health insurance, etc.
Apply

Services Director – Houston, TX

By | Uncategorized | No Comments

Company Profile

Detechtion Technologies™ is the market leading Industrial IoT and mobile application provider enabling the digital oilfield. Through its Enalysis™, Enbase™ and Fieldlink™ product lines, Detechtion offers solutions for chemical injection, compression, and other production operations. These products and services span telematics, monitoring, control, predictive analytics, visualization and integration with other systems so that the vision of the digital oilfield will finally be achieved. Over 100 customers and thousands of users depend on Detechtion Technologies to monitor and manage over 10,000 assets worldwide.

Position Title

Services Director

Reports To

SVP Products & Services

Location

Houston, TX

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop thorough knowledge of customer organizations, needs and plans
  • Foster relationships with key contacts representing field, corporate and IT sponsors
  • Gather requirements, scope, and estimate / quote / propose new work with existing customers
  • Work with customers to schedule work including hardware, Detechtion field services, and 3rd party partner field services as well as coordinate as needed with Detechtion Engineering Services, Support and R&D teams
  • Balance resource and hardware needs against capacity / availability
  • Provide oversight, management and proactive status communication to ongoing customer implementations and deployments of the Enbase™ product line
  • Work with customers (both service companies and their end user customers) to understand and meet their integration needs
  • Identify customer risks and issues and work in a timely fashion to provide proactive mitigation and remediation as necessary to ensure customer satisfaction
  • Ensure consistent, high quality installations of Enbase™ hardware that meets customer needs and Detechtion best practices
  • Ensure consistent, high quality implementations of Enbase™ software that meets customer needs and Detechtion best practices
  • Work with Detechtion executive team to ensure required resources are well understood
  • Work with Finance to establish hardware forecasts and appropriate inventory levels
  • Work with Sales to execute account plans for existing customers and support sales efforts (including pilots) for new customers

Personal Characteristics

  • High energy, attention to detail, a strong work ethic and a determination to deliver results and add value
  • Strong experience, maturity and common sense
  • Positive attitude and a passion for customer service, including staying cool under pressure
  • Quick learner with ability to understand complex technical issues and facilitate focused corrective actions to make the customer successful
  • Interested in customer, company and personal success
  • Flexible and able to adjust to rapidly changing circumstances and priorities
  • “Can do” attitude with a willingness to dive into details and be “hands on” when needed
  • Ability to lead a team towards shared goals & objectives, including leading by example
  • Strong sense of ownership and accountability, especially related to deadlines
  • Excellent personal presence and communication skills
  • Highly ethical with unquestionable integrity
  • Low ego and collaborative style

Qualifications

  • 5-7+ years working experience
  • Previous experience in technology or software professional services
  • Previous oil & gas industry experience
  • Previous project management / team leadership experience
  • S. in Engineering or Science
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to travel 30% of the time (primarily in the US and Canada)

Compensation Package

  • Competitive base salary plus bonus plan eligibility.
  • Standard company benefits such as 401K, health insurance, etc.
Apply

Detechtion Technologies and Enbase Combine to Power the Digital Oilfield

By | Press Releases, Uncategorized | No Comments

Detechtion Technologies and Enbase Combine to Power the Digital Oilfield Through Leading Industrial IoT, Mobile, and Analytics Solutions

• Shared vision to address industry challenges
• Fully integrate companies to accelerate innovation and deliver superior solutions
• Enbase co-founder Virgil Haney to join Detechtion Board of Directors

Houston, Texas – (October 17, 2016) – Detechtion Technologies, the world leader in compression fleet optimization and a portfolio company of Element Partners, announces that it has completed a majority investment in Enbase LLC, a world leader in field automation, mobile applications and predictive analytics for the oil and gas industry. This merger creates a company that will deliver an Industrial IoT platform to remotely monitor, control and optimize processes and equipment across the oil field. The companies will fully integrate and operate under the Detechtion name.

Shared Vision to Address Industry Challenges
The oil & gas industry is faced with increasing production and lowering operating costs, all while addressing increasing regulatory requirements. These challenges have created tremendous pressure on the entire oil and gas supply chain. Detechtion and Enbase addressed these challenges separately, each with their unique product approaches.

Founded in 2009, Enbase addresses industry challenges with field automation and mobility solutions that deliver actionable information. Their cloud-based solution leverages that information to enable exception-based management and predictive analytics. Today, Enbase is a market leader in telematics and control for well-head chemical injection and compression assets.

Detechtion is a developer of proprietary algorithms, which working in tandem with simulations, identify opportunities to reduce operating costs and increase production of compression assets. Established in 1999, Detechtion has grown into the market leader in predictive analytics and simulation for compression fleets through its Enalysis™ software.

Fully Integrate Companies to Accelerate Innovation and Deliver Superior Solutions
Industry challenges cannot be addressed with disparate systems. Users expect solutions that integrate hardware, communications, software and mobile capabilities for actionable information. By building upon their existing products, the combined entity will continue to innovate and deliver solutions needed to power the digital oilfield.

Chris Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Detechtion said. “Through this combination, we immediately become the market leader of end-to-end solutions encompassing control, telematics, mobile, and predictive analytics in the oil and gas industry. The Enbase team has done a fantastic job of building solutions and delivering exceptional service and we look forward to their continued contributions.”

The combination will create an unparalleled Industrial IoT platform for oil & gas that includes:

● Cutting-edge field automation that combines control, telematics, configurable logic and analytics
● Mobile solutions to automate work processes and enable collection of non-digitized data
● Cloud-based analytics platform that transforms the data into actionable business intelligence
● Simulation solutions that answer “what-if” questions to optimize asset performance
● Engineering and professional service capabilities enabling customers to fully leverage our solutions
● All products will be available stand-alone to minimize disruption to the current customer base

Virgil Haney, co-founder of Enbase and Chief Technology Officer at Detechtion said, “We are excited to join the Detechtion team and will continue to provide our existing, world-class products and services to our chemical automation and leased compression customers. Looking forward, we are particularly excited about the opportunity to expand our offerings, bringing even more value to our customers.”

To fully leverage the combined experience of both companies, Enbase executives Virgil Haney, Colin Hendricks and Eric Neason will join the Detechtion executive team. Mr. Haney will also become a member of the Detechtion board. All three will continue to be significant investors in the combined company. The corporate headquarters will be in Houston, Texas, and the Canadian headquarters will continue to be located in the current Detechtion offices in Calgary, Alberta. The combined company serves well over 100 customers and manages tens of thousands of assets.

About Enbase
Enbase is an oil and gas technology company focused on field automation, mobile applications, predictive analytics, and operate-by-exception solutions. Headquartered in Houston, Texas and serving E&P, midstream and energy service companies world-wide, Enbase is the company that Powers the Digital Oilfield. For more information about Enbase and its industry-leading solutions visit www.enbasesolutions.com.

Media Contacts
[email protected]

Compressor Engineer – Houston, TX

By | Uncategorized | No Comments

Company Profile

Detechtion Technologies provides compressor optimization and fleet management solutions to natural gas producers through our principal product Enalysis™. Each year, Detechtion’s clients are provided with a significant return on their investment using Enalysis™ through the successful diagnosis of compressor inefficiencies, reductions in fuel gas consumption, increases in natural gas production, and the prevention of catastrophic failures. Detechtion is led by a vibrant, highly motivated management team focused on providing best-in-class service to our existing clients and aggressively adding new customers. Detechtion has offices in Houston, Calgary, and Brisbane. Visit www.detechtion.wpengine.com for more information.

Candidate Profile

The successful applicant will play an essential role within the Operations Group working alongside a young, energetic team. We are looking for a candidate who demonstrates the following characteristics:

  • Self-motivated
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Detail oriented
  • High willingness to learn

Responsibilities

Become technically competent in the responsibilities of the Operations Group:

  • Natural Gas Reciprocating and Rotary Compressor theory
  • EnalysisTM diagnostic system
  • Compression simulation software
  • Running compressor diagnostics
  • Identifying optimization opportunities
  • Onsite evaluation of compression assets
  • Working on technology enhancement projects

Requirements

The successful applicant will have a Bachelor degree in Mechanical or Petroleum Engineering, and field experience in the Oil and Gas Industry will be an asset.

Contact Information

Kari Scotton: [email protected].

Please write “Compressor Engineer Position” on the subject line and attach your resume and cover letter to apply.
No phone calls please.