Management

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Management Team - James Fogal

James Fogal

Vice President, NULOOK™ 

James Fogal joined NUTECH in 2004. Currently, he manages the day-to-day operations of the NULOOK™ Business Unit and petrophysical group. Mr. Fogal graduated from the University of Dallas in 1974 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics, followed by a Master of Arts degree from Rice University in NMR Physics in 1978. During Mr. Fogal’s 38 year career, he has:

  • Served NUTECH as Senior Petrophysicist, providing petrophysical analysis of single- and multi-well projects and aided in the development of petrophysical models.
  • Spent 14 years working with Halliburton as a Sales Engineer, Wireline District Manager, Senior Technical Advisor, and Log Analyst, managed Computing Centers in North America, and led Technical Marketing of Formation Testing and Waveform Sonic Services.
  • Spent 10 years with Schlumberger Well Services as Logging and Perforating District Manager, Division Staff Engineer, General Field Engineer, and Junior Field Engineer.

Mr. Fogal’s career focus has been on the well log industry, data acquisition, quality control, teaching, and petrophysical interpretation.

Corby Goodman

Vice President, NUSTIM™ 

Corby Goodman joined NUTECH in 2005. During his time at NUTECH he has assisted in the development of the NUSTIM process, expanded the NUSTIM product offerings, lead department operations and trained NUSTIM analysts.

Mr. Goodman graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering in 1995. In his career he has accomplished the following:

  • Worked as an operations engineer for Halliburton supporting hydraulic fracturing, acidizing, cementing and nitrogen operations for the central region of North America.
  • Participated in the design and execution of thousands of completions throughout North America and at international locations around the world.
  • Supervised hundreds of hydraulic fracturing treatments for customers throughout North America, the Gulf of Mexico and Angola.
  • Lead research and development projects for Chevron that could be used to enhance current completion methods and/or provide new completion techniques in the future.
  • Mentored and trained employees at multiple organizations in hydraulic fracture operations, qa/qc procedures, fracture simulations and fracture optimization techniques.

Mr. Goodman’s extensive knowledge of fracture modeling, fracture simulations, completion optimization and fracture injection testing allow him to lead the enhancement of oil and gas production efforts for NUTECH’s customers. Mr. Goodman is affiliated with the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).

Jeffrey Bayless

Vice President, Reservoir Characterization

Jeffrey Bayless joined NUTECH in 2007 as a Lead Engineer and business development in the NUVIEW business unit where he focused on reservoir modeling and field development planning for numerous Gulf Coast fields. As VP Reservoir Characterization, he is currently responsible for overseeing POROLABS, NULOOK and NUVIEW; NUTECH’s reservoir characterization and integrated reservoir modeling business units.

Mr. Bayless graduated in 1984 from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering, and later earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Houston in 1989. In his 32 plus years in the industry, Mr. Bayless has held numerous positions:

  • G&G Consulting Manager with Blueback Reservoir, focusing on reservoir modeling studies throughout Texas and Louisiana, international projects in Colombia and the African West Coast.
  • Global Account Technical Manager with Roxar, focusing on business development strategies for IOC and NOC accounts.
  • Support and Consulting Manager with Roxar, focusing on customer support, reservoir modeling training and consulting projects throughout North and South America.
  • Consulting and Reservoir Engineer positions were held at Scientific Software-Intercomp, Texas Eastern and Marlin Drilling.

Mr. Bayless is affiliated with the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) and the Houston Geological Society (HGS).

Management Team - Michael Santiago

Michael Santiago

Vice President - Business Development, Poro-Labs

Michael Santiago, Founder of Poro-Labs,  joined NUTECH with the acquisition in 2012. Michael is a geologist who brings over fifteen years of core analysis experience to the job and is a key player in the corrections of Mercury Injection Capillary Pressure (MICP) data in Tight Gas and Oil Shales (SPE 149432).

Since joining NUTECH, Mr. Santiago has played an integral role in adding complimentary lab services (TOC, XRD, XRF) into NUTECH’s petrophysical workflow. 

Prior to coming to NUTECH, Mr. Santiago started his career with Core Lab’s petroleum service division then joined Knowledge Systems prior to being acquired by Halliburton. Mr. Santiago graduated from Stephen F. Austin University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology.

Management - Damon Lampis

Damon Lampis

Director, Human Resources

Damon Lampis joined NUTECH in 2008. Mr. Lampis was named Director, Global Human Resources in April 2012 and is responsible for developing HR processes and policies, compliance, employee relations, performance management, recruiting, training, benefits, compensation, and 401k administration. In addition, he is responsible for all internal and external communications, including the company’s digital communications platform.

Mr. Lampis has more than 9 years of experience in the Upstream Oil & Gas industry, after spending the first seventeen years of his career in consumer products, leading sales and marketing teams.  Since that time has held positions of increasing responsibility in client services and marketing including Project Manager, and Manager- Marketing Planning & Strategy.

Mr. Lampis holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Management from The University of Texas at San Antonio and is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management.

Heather Heflin

Heather Heflin

Manager, Data Services

Heather Heflin joined NUTECH in 2005. Currently, she manages Data Services, which includes well data research, project management, digitizing, and product delivery. While at NUTECH, her major accomplishments have been:

  • Lead research for public data to support regional studies
  • Establish and implement protocol and work flow for reservoir based regional Study Projects – Domestic and International
  • Project management process for day-to-day business
  • Manage and maintain the company’s database
  • Maintain data integrity and isolation of client’s proprietary data


Ms. Heflin’s diverse experience with NUTECH has made her an essential team member in the company. Her skills as a project manager and in data research, provides a vital relationship between our sales and technical work flow to insure customer satisfaction.

Management Elissa Vogelpohl

Elissa Vogelpohl

Manager, Financial Accounting

Elissa Vogelpohl joined NUTECH in 2006 as a Financial Assistant, and is now a Financial Accountant.  She is responsible for overseeing day to day accounting functions at NUTECH, including producing the monthly Financial Statements.  Ms. Vogelpohl graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance in 2002.  Her accomplishments at NUTECH over the last 10 years include:

  • Assisting in financial reporting on a consolidated basis as the company has expanded into multiple countries
  • Management of both Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable functions for the company
  • Providing support during Annual Audit process
  • Supervising the month-end close process
  • Working closely with the Executive Team tracking monthly sales, accounts receivable collections, cash management, etc..
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