Hungary: New infrastructure, familiar problem

Introduction Pipers® are equipped with an acoustic leak detection sensor. While moving through a pipeline, Pipers® continuously record the relatively quiet flow noise, creating a baseline for the measured sound […]

Thailand: The Underwater Leak

Introduction Pipers® are equipped with an acoustic leak detection sensor. While moving through a pipeline, Pipers® continuously record the relatively quiet flow noise, creating a baseline for the measured sound […]

The operating system for pipeline integrity

One of the biggest challenges for any startup is to come up with a concise, yet compelling answer to the question: “Why does your company deserve my attention?” (the elevator […]

Exploring the Depths of Data Science

Picture this: you receive data from inside a wormhole in deep space, and at a moment’s notice, you must determine whether a spaceship could pass through it. This is as […]

Williams joins INGU as a strategic investor

HOUSTON/CALGARY, January 20, 2023 – INGU Solutions (INGU), a Calgary/Houston-based technology company whose Pipers® technology is designed to be the most efficient and economic pipeline solution for the water and […]

Former Senior Chevron Executive Joins INGU Board

Mark Menke brings sector expertise and global business insights to new role CALGARY/HOUSTON – Mark Menke, a 35-year oil and gas industry veteran, has been appointed an independent director and […]

INGU receives OTC New Technology Award

INGU has been named a recipient of the Spotlight on New Technology Small Business Award at The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) for its “innovativeness and significance to the offshore industry” […]

INGU raises capital to accelerate global growth

CALGARY, AB (November 4, 2019) Ingu Solutions (INGU), a Calgary-based technology company whose Pipers® are disrupting the pipeline inspection industry, today announced it raised growth capital from Energy Innovation Capital […]

INGU recognized as Most Promising Company

CALGARY – (May 6, 2019) – Ten companies were recognized as the Rice Alliance Most Promising Companies at the 2019 Rice Alliance Startup Roundup at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) […]

CERAWeek Energy Innovation Pioneer 2019

CALGARY, AB, March 5, 2019 – Ingu Solutions founders John van Pol and Yvonne van den Berg have been recognized with the Startup Canada Newcomer Entrepreneur Award, an acknowledgement of […]

Founders recognized at Startup Canada Awards

OTTAWA, ON, October 18, 2018 – Ingu Solutions founders John van Pol and Yvonne van den Berg have been recognized with the Startup Canada Newcomer Entrepreneur Award, an acknowledgement of […]

INGU selected for iPIPE program

CALGARY, AB, May 31, 2018 – Ingu Solutions has been selected following a global review to demonstrate its leak detection and prevention technology for oil and gas pipelines in the […]

INGU Most Promising at Rice Alliance ECTV

CALGARY – (Sept. 14, 2017) – The Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship (Rice Alliance) announced the 10 Most Promising Energy & Clean Technology Venture Companies at the 15th Annual […]

INGU named to CTV Catalyst Program

The Catalyst Program™ initiative supports early-stage companies promote technology to advance the oil and gas industry around the world.

INGU receives Global Petroleum Show Award

Award for high impact disruptive innovation that will have a major impact on energy efficiency, emissions, economics, schedule or quality and practical considerations.

John Hanten

Operating Partner at Energy Innovation Capital
John is a former Venture Executive from Chevron Technology Ventures. He was responsible for identifying and executing venture capital investments in companies that have technology beneficial to Chevron, and assisting in the introduction and deployment of the technology. John has over 35 years of O&G industry experience. He is currently a Rice Alliance Advisory Board member, and is active in HTC Energy events. John has a BS in Earth Sciences from the University of Minnesota Duluth, a MS in Geophysics from Purdue University (Phi Kappa Phi) and an MBA from St. Mary’s College.

Steven Cooper

Venture Principal at Chevron Technology Ventures

Steven is a Venture Principal with Chevron Technology Ventures on the Core Venture Fund investment team. Chevron Technology Ventures (CTV) was launched in 1999 to identify and integrate externally developed technologies and new business solutions with the potential to enhance the way Chevron produces and delivers affordable, reliable, and ever-cleaner energy now and into the future. Its Core Venture Fund invests in technologies that have the potential to add efficiencies to Chevron’s core business in the areas of operational enhancement, digitalization, and lower-carbon operations.

Steven has 12 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, 10 with Chevron. He has held various assignments in both upstream and downstream, beginning his career in Liquefied Natural Gas Technology Development before transferring to the El Segundo Refinery as a Process Engineer supporting naphtha and gas oil hydrotreaters and then working as a Process Automation Engineer specializing in Safety Systems. Prior to becoming a Venture Principal, Steven first joined Chevron Technology Ventures in 2019 as a Decision Analysis Advisor, supporting projects across the technology portfolio and ensuring high decision quality around development and deployment of externally developed technologies. Prior to joining Chevron, he worked for Baker Hughes Incorporated and ExxonMobil Chemical Company.

Steven holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and a Master of Science in Data Science, both from Rice University in Houston, TX.

Amy Shank

Vice President Safety & Operational Discipline at Williams
Amy is the Vice President of the Safety & Operational Discipline organization for the Williams Company. Her current responsibilities span multiple facets of regulatory compliance, employee & process safety, emergency preparedness & response, maintenance management & GIS system support, asset integrity, incident investigation, and risk. Amy has been with Williams for 25 years and has a total of 34 years of experience in the energy industry overseeing compliance programs, developing and building large scale pipeline and facilities projects, and leading teams of technical experts. Amy has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma and an MBA from Oklahoma City University.

Steve Bolze

Former CEO, GE Power and Water

Steve Bolze recently launched Standish Spring Investments to support founders scaling early and growth stage organizations that support the energy transition.

Prior to launching Standish Spring Investments, Steve was a senior managing director and head of infrastructure portfolio operations and asset management for Blackstone’s dedicated infrastructure business. He was one of the founding partners of Blackstone’s infrastructure investment fund, valued at more than $25 billion currently, and partnered with portfolio company CEOs to drive key value creation initiatives.

Before joining Blackstone, Steve had a nearly 25-year career at General Electric, during which time he successfully led several of the company’s largest businesses. In his last role as President and CEO of GE Power and Water, he oversaw the company’s $28 billion power generation and renewables business, operating in over 140 countries with 52,000 employees; at the time its technology helped provide more than one-quarter of the world’s electricity.

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Mark Menke

Former General Manager M&A, Chevron
Mark joins INGU’s board of directors after 35 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry. Menke is the former General Manager, Mergers and Acquisitions at Chevron, a position he held for 13 years. During that time, he was also on the advisory board of Chevron Technology Ventures—a role that afforded him unique insights into innovative start-up and growth companies in the energy sector. Mark also served as Global Business Manager for Chevron’s $1B global fuel and lubricant additives division and held the position of Director of Chevron’s International Business Development efforts for 6 years. He currently serves on Rice University’s Engineering Advisory Board and is an independent director with WildFire Energy LLC. Mark brings global oil and gas expertise to INGU’s growing international presence across the industry.

George Coyle

Managing Partner,
Energy Innovations Capital

George is co-founder and managing partner of Energy Innovation Capital, a capital provider to energy innovators. George is an experienced venture capital investor, having co-founded three corporate venture capital groups: Chevron Technology Ventures, ConocoPhillips Technology Ventures Investments and Energy Technology Ventures. He previously worked in Exploration & Production leadership roles at Chevron and is an active member of AAPG, SEG, and SPE. George holds an MBA from Tulane University, a M.S. in Geology from the University of Kansas and a B.S. in Earth Sciences from the University of New Orleans.

Michael Riedijk

Cleantech investor and serial entrepreneur
Experienced CEO and serial entrepreneur with 2 successful tech exits, green/clean tech investor with a history of working on internet, cleantech, agriculture, and marine technology. Strong business development professional with a Master’s Degree in Industrial Design Engineering from Delft University of Technology. Michael’s companies have been awarded the ‘Obama Champion of Change’ Award at The White House in 2011, the ‘Red Herring Top 100 North America 2012’, the ‘Deloitte Technology Fast 500’ for several years in a row, INC 5000 and Growth 500.

John van Pol

CEO and Director, INGU
Innovator and Entrepreneur with a 20+ year career in science and technology with a passion for new and unprecedented ideas. Started working on advanced sensing technologies during his PhD in Nuclear Physics and is currently applying his sensing and data analytics expertise to the oil & gas sector. Brings a superlative career history in leveraging strategic business and institutional partnerships to drive cutting edge research and deliver tangible results to the global marketplace. Offers a comprehensive scientific background reinforced with formidable talent in analyzing, evaluating, and overcoming complex technological, operational, financial, and legal obstacles. Possesses a solid network of business partnerships in the Netherlands and Canada, with an award-winning track record in leading international business development in the European and Canadian markets for advanced sensor application solutions.