Executive Management

 

Henrique Tono

Director & CEO

Henrique Tono

Dr. Henrique Tono co-founded Ingrain in 2007 with Dr. Amos Nur, serving as the company's CEO and a member of the board of directors. Dr. Tono, who has a strong background in international negotiations and operations, has founded several successful energy related companies, including Gaps, Drift, and La Luna Oil Company based in Colombia. Dr. Tono holds a B.Sc. from University of California, Santa Barbara, an M.Sc. from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. from Duke University, all in geophysics.

Amos Nur

Director & Chief Technology Officer

Amos Nur

Dr. Amos Nur joins Ingrain as a director and chief technology officer following his retirement in 2008 from nearly four decades in rock physics research at Stanford University.

Dr. Nur helped found Ingrain in 2007 after working with his colleagues in the Stanford's Rock Physics and Borehole project to create the patented numerical methods behind the company's technology. In addition to founding the Stanford Rock Physics project in 1977, Dr. Nur has served as the Wayne Loel Professor of Earth Sciences since 1988. Throughout his career, Dr. Nur has conducted critical research in 3-D and 4-D seismic imaging and is widely considered to be one of the world's top academic authorities on rock physics. He holds a B.S. in geology from Hebrew University in Jerusalem and a Ph.D. in geophysics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Barry Stewart

Chief Financial Officer

Barry Stewart

Barry Stewart comes to Ingrain following a successful career serving as CFO of several publicly traded companies in the healthcare industry, most recently at LHC Group, Inc. Stewart also currently sits on the board of oilfield services firm Flotek Industries and serves as chair of the company’s audit committee. Stewart is an actively licensed Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas and has an M.B.A. from the University of Houston.

Patricia de Lugao

Brazilian Country Manager

Patricia de Lugao

Patricia Pastana de Lugão serves as Ingrain’s managing director in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She has more than 10 years of industry experience, specializing in seismic and electromagnetic data acquisition, processing, and modeling and interpretation. Pastana de Lugão has been an instrumental adviser in developing and introducing new geophysical visualization technologies and software in the Brazilian oil and gas market. In 2003, she founded StrataImage, a Rio de Janeiro-based consulting firm for geophysical companies operating in Brazil, including Oedegaard and AGO, which were later acquired by WesternGeco-Schlumberger. Her experience with both companies includes seismic elastic inversion and marine electromagnetic surveys. She has also worked extensively with Landmark Graphics, Petrobras and Baker Hughes’ Geosignal and Baker Atlas divisions.

Pastana de Lugão earned a PhD in geophysics from the University of Utah, a master’s degree in geophysics from Observatorio Nacional in Rio de Janeiro, and a bachelor’s degree in water resources and environmental engineering from the University of South Carolina.

Avrami Grader

Chief Scientist

Avrami Grader

Dr. Avrami Grader, is an expert in multi-phase flow in porous media and formerly a professor at PennState in the Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering. Dr. Grader’s research focused on two- and three-phase flow in porous media, transient pressure analysis with its effect on well testing and on reservoir engineering water influx problems, and multi-phase flow dynamics in the near wellbore domain including wellbore mechanics. He has provided consulting services in the field of X-ray CT imaging and image processing and analysis, including work in Germany, Brazil and the U.S. Dr. Grader holds a Ph.D. in petroleum engineering from Stanford University and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers of AIME. He also is author or co-author of 45 referred articles and/or published bound proceedings.

Elizabeth Diaz

Chief Geoscientist

Elizabeth Diaz

Elizabeth Diaz is an expert in the application of rock physics and quantitative seismic interpretation techniques, evaluating and risking the presence of reservoir rocks and hydrocarbons on multiple exploration and appraisal projects worldwide (Nigeria, Brazil, Libya, Kazakhstan, Yemen, Peru, Ecuador, USA, and Colombia). Prior to Ingrain, Elizabeth was senior geoscientist with Shell International Exploration and Production Inc. Previously, she held technical roles at Occidental Oil & Gas, Halliburton, and Grant Geophysical.

At Stanford Rock Physics Laboratory, she conducted rock physics research on the effect of glauconite on the elastic properties, porosity, and permeability on reservoir rocks. She is member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, and the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Mrs. Diaz holds a B.S. in Geology from Universidad Industrial de Santander and a M.S. in Geophysics from Stanford University.

John Elmer

Chief Marketing Officer

John Elmer

John Elmer comes to Ingrain from Gelb Consulting Group, a strategic marketing firm based in Houston. Elmer joined Gelb in 1984 and began managing the firm’s oil and gas practice in 1987. He has worked extensively with oilfield service and equipment companies on marketing and technology commercialization on a global basis. After becoming president of Gelb in 1999, he established Gulf Research, Gelb’s joint venture with Gulf Publishing Company, and served as its managing director until 2007. Elmer holds an M.B.A. in marketing from the University of Houston and a B.A. in psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. He was an adjunct faculty member at the University of Houston, teaching marketing management in the MBA program at the Bauer College of Business from 1989 to 1993.