Veteran E&P Technology Executive, Robert E. Best, Joins Noah Consulting


Noah Consulting, an award-winning provider of energy information management services, announced today that Robert E. Best, Jr. will join as a senior principal and subject-matter expert for the E&P practice team in January 2015.

Best recently served as Executive VP and CTO for PetroWEB, a software company that develops geographic information-based solutions for the oil and gas industry. After PetroWEB’s purchase of Neuralog’s NeuraDB, he led the effort to integrate the technology into PetroWEB’s product line. This resulted in PetroWEB’s new Enterprise DB product, a Corporate Well Master, Well Log Repository and Well File Management system built on the PPDM data model.

Neuralog was co-founded by Best in 1991 to address the industry’s lack of technology to convert maps and well logs into digital form. As President and CEO, he grew the company from a startup to $13 million in sales. In 2013, he sold his interest in Neuralog to the remaining co-founder.

With an in-depth knowledge of geology, petrophysics, geophysics, drilling and the entire well lifecycle, Best is a sought after contributor at industry conferences. Committed to leveraging industry standard models to develop solutions based on proven success, he has served as Vice Chair of the PPDM Association’s Board of Directors for over three years. The PPDM Association is a global, not-for-profit organization that works collaboratively with the industry to create data management standards.

“I have served with Robert on the PPDM Board of Directors and am excited to have his expertise on the team,” said Fred Kunzinger, Noah Consulting E&P Practice Lead. “His leadership experience combined with his intimate knowledge of the E&P business will build upon our already impressive capabilities.”


Founded in 2008, Noah Consulting is an award-winning leader in information management for energy companies. With a unique combination of industry knowledge and technical capabilities, Noah manages the greatest driver of decisions for the industry ─ data. Noah’s team has an average experience of over eighteen years, much of it working directly to help supermajors, mid-size independent and oilfield service companies shift their approach to managing the hordes of data accrued from several business functions across the enterprise. In all of North America, Noah partners with clients to plan, architect, create and deploy solutions to transform data into a valuable asset that empowers companies to make informed decisions about multimillion conventional and unconventional investments. Noah has offices in Houston and Calgary, as well as projects in other global markets. Stay connected through the newsletter (subscribe here) and on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

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