OPI Downhole Technologies is developing a scalable platform of power generation devices, enabled by robust, low-cost magnetostrictive alloys and using no moving parts, that convert the kinetic energy of drillstring vibration or hydrocarbon fluid flow into electricity. Through its exclusive license agreement with Oscilla Power, which is developing magnetostrictive generators for other applications, OPI Downhole has access to a solid IP foundation consisting of 5 issued and more than 25 pending patents.


OPIDownholeWebDudleyJIM DUDLEY

Chief Technology Officer


Jim brings over 35 years of experience in oilfield services R&D, manufacturing and field operations to his role at OPI Downhole. Most recently Jim served as VP of Technology at Halliburton’s Sperry Drilling operations. There he was responsible for multimillion-dollar drilling and formation evaluation technology and an international staff of over 500 located in India, China, Singapore, UK, Canada and US. Previously he held program management, directorship and engineering roles at Baker Hughes, Dresser & TRW.


Director, Acting CEO


Rahul has spent his career commercializing game-changing technologies in the chemicals, electricity, fuels and transportation sectors. Prior to co-founding Oscilla Power with Dr. Nair, he was the Vice President of Product Marketing and first business hire at Amyris. His previous experience includes product management leadership at Ballard Power Systems, and international engineering and operational assignments with a number of GE businesses. He earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from M.I.T. and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Dr. Balky Nair, OPI Technical AdvisorDR. BALKY NAIR

Director, Technical Advisor


Balky has over a decade of experience developing cleantech-related materials, devices, and systems. As the founding CEO of EmiSense, he led development of a novel ceramic emissions sensor for diesel engines through the company’s acquisition by Coorstek in 2008.  Previously, Dr. Nair was a Principal Investigator at Ceramatec and a researcher at Argonne National Laboratory.  Balky has a Ph.D. in Materials Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a B.Tech. in Metallurgical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology- Bombay. He has 12 approved and 26 pending patents.

Dan Jezerinac, OPI Downhole AdvisorDAN JEZERINAC



Dan has 36 years of experience in the oilfield products & services industry. He recently retired as President of GE Natural Gas Solutions, where he where he managed a portfolio of businesses that provided mission critical products to the natural gas, water and industrial market. Earlier in his career he served as President of Infrastructure Solutions at Dresser, Inc. and as Vice President of Business Development at Halliburton.

OPI Downhole Mike ReevesMIKE REEVES



As President of Varel Oil & Gas Drill Bits, Mike brings a wealth of industry experience to his advisory role at OPI Downhole. With deep experience in oil and gas drilling at XAct Downhole Telemetry, Cadent Energy Partners, National Oilwell Varco and Schlumberger, Mike understands firsthand the need for the downhole energy generation solutions that OPI Downhole is developing.