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Iain Cooper

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Iain Cooper

Manager, Schlumberger Corporate Ventures

Iain Cooper co-created Schlumberger’s Corporate Venture Capital Group in 2008, a group that has made over 20 investments across the globe. Their most recent exit, the ocean-powered drone company Liquid Robotics, was acquired by Boeing.

Previously in Schlumberger, he has managed Drilling and Completions Research, and Global Product Development for the stimulation, cementing, and coiled tubing business units.

Iain has degrees in Mathematics and Physics and a PhD in Meteorology. He is a Chartered Physicist and Chartered Scientist, and Fellow of both the Institute of Physics and the Royal Meteorological Society. He also holds 26 granted US patents in a range of oilfield technologies, and co-authored and edited the best-selling SPE textbook “Advanced Drilling & Well Technology”.

Based in Houston, Iain is also a board director at GHGSat, Sarcos, BiSN, Molyworks, and CelluForce.