Arnaud Lager, the CEO of Decahydron, brings to the table an extraordinary blend of geochemistry and reservoir engineering expertise, honed over 25 years in the oil and gas industry, particularly in CCUS projects. His deep-rooted experience in multiphase flow dynamics and geochemistry has been instrumental in guiding Decahydron's groundbreaking work in carbon capture, and mineralisation (CCM) propelling the company into new realms of environmental technology.
A pivotal figure in the field of CCUS, Arnaud was instrumental in the successful delivery of the Al Reyadah project in the UAE. This landmark project, capturing and sequestering 800,000 tons of CO2 per year, stands as a testament to his profound impact on environmental sustainability efforts in the region. His contribution to this project underlines his ability to turn ambitious environmental projects into successful, scalable models.
At Decahydron, Arnaud's visionary leadership and serial inventorship have driven significant advancements in sustainable energy solutions, most notably in the discovery and utilization of natural hydrogen in ultramafic rocks. His commitment to innovation and sustainable practices continues to steer Decahydron towards its goal of reducing global carbon emissions and fostering a greener future.
Les Hofmeister, with his extensive 38-year career in the Oil & Gas industry, serves as the Head of Subsurface at Decahydron, bringing a wealth of international experience and technical expertise. His career spans across continents, from 23 years in Calgary, where he held the position of President & CEO of two public companies, to 15 years of international exposure in regions like Kuwait, Holland, Argentina, UAE, Iraq, the North Sea, Hungary, and Tunisia.
His notable roles include serving as the Subsurface Manager on a deep gas project in Kuwait, and as the Unit Lead for WRM (Wells, Reservoir & Facilities Management). In the UAE, he elevated his expertise at ADCO (now ADNOC), where he began as the Reservoir Management Expert and was later promoted to Reservoir Manager. His tenure at DNO in Kurdistan was marked by remarkable success, notably in the Peshkabir Field, where he was pivotal in escalating production to 50,000 barrels per day within just two years.
Before joining Decahydron, Les served as the Production Advisor to the Minister of Natural Resources in Kurdistan (Northern Iraq). In this role, he meticulously reviewed Field Development Plans and drilling programs across the region, providing strategic insights and recommendations for all 16 operating companies in Kurdistan.
At Decahydron, Les brings his multidimensional expertise to the forefront, leveraging his deep reservoir knowledge and strategic planning skills to drive sustainable and innovative subsurface initiatives. His leadership is instrumental in steering Decahydron's mission to redefine the energy landscape through sustainable and advanced energy solutions.
Patrick brings over twenty years of entrepreneurial leadership to his role as Chief Strategy Officer at Decahydron. With an impressive track record of growing startups into global entities and guiding them to successful acquisitions, he excels in spearheading teams that enhance customer efficiency and innovate cost-effective solutions.
As the former Managing Director of UnSiEn, Patrick has a wealth of experience collaborating with startups to tackle traditional challenges with fresh perspectives. His prior tenure as Senior Director of Customer Success at Ciena and CEO of Eirteic, now part of Oracle, reflects his global operational expertise and commitment to delivering service assurance solutions across over 30 countries.
Holding an MBA and extensive education in Business Administration, Management, and Computer Science, Patrick's strategic acumen is a driving force behind Decahydron's pursuit of excellence and innovation in sustainable energy solutions.
Jennifer Moss, as Vice President of Exploration at Decahydron, brings a robust foundation in geology with a degree from Durham University and a specialized Master's in Biogeochemistry from Newcastle University.
With 20 years as a geology and inorganic geochemistry consultant, her career spans Alaska, Europe, and the Middle East. Jennifer's extensive knowledge of ultramafic rocks from the UAE and Oman, gained through multiple field works and trekking across wadis in the northern emirates, is integral to Decahydron's exploration initiatives.
Her expertise aligns with Decahydron's commitment to sustainable energy solutions, utilizing her insights into natural geological formations for effective CO2 mineralization and hydrogen production.