Meet the Team

SixLab team is a group of professionals who are passionate about discovering and developing new ideas and technologies.
Francesco Menapace
SixLab Mentor
Francesco has 15+ years of experience as an Exploration Geologist with deep knowledge in near-field exploration. Currently, he serves as the Business Opportunity Manager for the Exploration Digitalization program at Shell, driving innovation in hydrocarbon exploration with digital technologies.
Nate Suurmeyer
SixLab Mentor
Nate has been an Exploration Geologist at Shell for 13 years working projects from unconventionals to deep water, and currently leads exploration digitization projects. His passions include alluvial fans and interrogating heaps of data in order to develop new ways of finding hydrocarbons.
Max Gray
SixLab Director
Max has 23 years of energy industry experience in Upstream operations, data management, and digital transformation. He has led transformational projects across the globe with five years living and working in Norway and Malaysia. Currently he is the SixLab Program Director, working with startups to accelerate the energy transition.
Jeff Allyn
SixLab Mentor
Most recently, he served as Vice President of Operations at Simpler Trading. Prior to Simpler Trading, Jeff served as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at NXT Board, Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) at Carnegie Technologies and LocationSmart, as well as President of Locaid Technologies.
Hong Dinh
SixLab Mentor
Hong has 20+ years of experience managing complex business innovation and development opportunities across finance, operations, HR, and legal. Currently, she is leading program management for Exploration Digitalization at Shell aligning across multiple stakeholders to drive innovation.
Gabriel Guerra
SixLab Mentor
Gabriel has 20+ years of experience in exploration projects globally with a background in geology and sedimentology. Currently, he serves as the VP of Exploration Transformation at Shell, integrating new ways of working and providing the platform for lasting and enhanced exploration performance.
FRANCESCO MENAPACE
SixLab Mentor
Francesco has 15+ years of experience as an Exploration Geologist at Shell with deep knowledge in all key Exploration workflows. Currently, he serves as the General Manager Exploration Technology in the Shell Digital Ventures team, driving innovation in hydrocarbon exploration with digital technologies.
GABRIEL GUERRA
SixLab Mentor
Gabriel has 20+ years of experience in exploration projects globally with a background in geology and sedimentology. Currently, he serves as the VP of Exploration Transformation at Shell, integrating new ways of working and providing the platform for lasting and enhanced exploration performance.
Christie Post
Marketing/Branding
Kenton Prindle
ML/AI
Alice Hildick
Geoscience
Daniel Ebelike
I.T.
Tom Sandison
Senior Exploration Geoscientist, Shell
Tom focuses on organic and inorganic growth opportunities in global new ventures. Currently, he is working on play based exploration that ranges from plate to fairway scale activities including crustal reconstructions, 2D seismic interpretations, and play fairway mapping.
Phoebe Wang
Shell Ventures
Elaine Clement
Product Management