One of IDO main assets are our volunteers (such as
above) from local industries and local members of our partners that use their spare time to
perform awareness campaigns, well diagnostics and faciltate repair. They
understand local conditions and can communicate with the villagers in
their local languages.
Retired from the Oil Industry in 2009 after 38 years spent in drilling, testing, IT, field management, R&D and marketing positions. Co-founder of IDO with Philippe Lacour-Gayet, Jean is a member of the board and was elected president in 2009. Jean is also involved in other NGO activities in Africa and in France.
Philippe worked for more than 35 years in the Oil
Industry in America, Europe and Asia, in various Research, Engineering and Operation positions. His last position was Chief Scientist of Schlumberger, from which he retired on September 1st, 2010. Philippe is one of the founders of IDO, where he is currently Treasurer.
Founded Hydro Invest in 1976 which specialised in hydrogeology and instrumentation. He led this company for 30 yrs and worked on water capture and development of associated technology. After sale of company in 2006, Michel now works as an independent consultant. Co-founder of IDO, he supports training, pumps diagnostics, troubleshooting and maintenance.
Worked for Schlumberger for 35 years in various positions
in the Oil Industry. Since retirement in 2005, he has worked as an independent consultant in the Oil and Gas
industry. Jim supports fund raising activities.
Retired from the Oil Industry
in 2000 after 29 years spend in drilling activity for Fore Neptune/Sedco
Forex in operations mostly in Far East and Africa, R&D in France and Supply
Management in Texas. He then worked for a couple of years for drilling
contractor Transocean. He joined IDO late 2009.
Retired from the Oil Industry in 2014. Initially was a Geopysicist for Total and then joined Schlumberger where he have had many international assignements as geophysicist involved in marketing, software engineering and management. Dominique joined IDO in 2014.