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Tessella brings in Ray Hall to grow international oil and gas analytics market

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Data analytics consultancy, Tessella, has appointed Ray Hall as Energy Sector Director, to spearhead its global expansion in the Oil & Gas sector.

Ray brings a track record of delivering outstanding growth in technology and consultancy sales in the Oil and Gas sector.

Tessella, Altran's World Class Center for Analytics, has over 30 years experience delivering data analytics services to Oil & Gas, as well as other industries including Life Sciences, Consumer Goods and Space & Defence. It was recently acquired by the Altran Group, a global leader in engineering and R&D services.

Ray Hall began his career in computer engineering before moving to sales and management. He was VP of Oil & Gas at engineering software company AspenTech, where he played a key role in the company's growth from $40m to $300m, largely driven by the Oil & Gas division.

His next role was as the first employee outside the USA for commodity management software company, SolArc, where he grew the international offering to $18m in six years, which ultimately lead to an acquisition by OpenLink. This was followed by senior sales roles at OpenLink, Triple Point Technology and Emerson Roxar, where he continued to deliver growing profitability in a tough, low oil price market.

Hall joined Tessella in September 2016 with a view to spearheading significant growth in delivering data analytics services to Oil & Gas companies.

Hall says: "Oil & Gas has been late to the game in embracing analytics and many projects that have been undertaken are approached in an ad hoc manner, and so not delivered the expected value. But the industry as a whole is now seeing the value analytics delivers in industries like life sciences, and it is waking up to its possibilities. From 2017, we expect Oil & Gas companies to be back in investment mode, with analytics high on their list. Tessella is in an incredibly strong position to take advantage of this growing opportunity."

"I was attracted to joining Tessella because it has a unique combination of data science skills, Oil & Gas expertise, and business focus. This is borne out in its history of helping companies find real business and operational value from data, and consistently delivering strong ROIs. As a result they have very loyal customers who want to keep working with them - few pure tech companies can say that."

"The recent acquisition by Altran puts Tessella in direct contact with a huge global market that are actively looking for the kind of capabilities Tessella offer. It is in prime position to take advantage of what I expect to be the most significant technology trend in Oil & gas over the next decade - it's a very exciting time for this company, and I am anticipating significant growth over the coming years."

Oil & Gas is one of Tessella's core sectors, and it counts a number of supermajors and large oilfield services companies amongst its clients.

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