Meet the Team

OpenGoSim develops and supports reservoir engineering simulation software tailored to client needs. We believe that writing innovative high profile simulation software requires a multidisciplinary team and strict cooperation with end users.

Paolo Orsini
Paolo Orsini, CEO
Founded OpenGoSim in 2014. PFLOTRAN developer since 2012.
Laurence Ormerod
Laurence Ormerod, Chairman
40 years experience in oilfield services, larger & small co's.
Dave Ponting
Dave Ponting, Senior Software Developer
30 years of experience in developing reservoir simulators.
Rob Carroll
Rob Carroll, Board Director
Director of Catapult Ventures, which manages funds of £130M.
Daniel Stone
Daniel Stone, Software Developer
PhD in Math from Heriot-Watt. Experienced in numerical methods and solvers.
Michael Peake
Michael Peake, Full Stack Developer
Six years developing cloud-based applications.
Ivor Annetts
Ivor Annetts, Web App Development Manager
Over 10 years of experience with aerodynamics simulators.
Steve Furnival
Steve Furnival, Reservoir Engineering Advisor
Worked 20 years as reservoir engineers for BP, Chevron, Schlumberger, etc.
Rob Lewis
Rob Lewis, Open Source Software Advisor
15 years' experience in providing open source software solutions in the motor sport industry.
Tom Yardley
Tom Yardley, Strategy Advisor
Managed East Midland Business Angel since 1997.