Travis Callais, President
Travis Callais owns successful companies in both the transportation and construction industries. Using his experience and vision, he created Ideal Energy Solutions to provide the oil and gas industry, and related fields, with safe, environmentally conscious, innovative, expedient, cost efficient and confidential total energy solutions for clients across America. Along with his degree from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Travis holds a number of certifications within the oil and gas industry and related fields. Those include Shell Yellow Book, PEC Safeland-Safegulf, OHSA Safety, and TWIC. He also belongs to the Frac Sand Supply and Logistics Association, Oil and Gas People and actively participates in several local organizations like The Young Professionals of LAGCOE, Ducks Unlimited, and the Lafayette chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association.
Charlie Talley, VP Technology
Charlie Talley has amassed over 35 years of professional experience in the specialty chemical and microbiology industries. He has held various positions with companies like Frac-Chem, Force Industries, Tionicon Group, Five Star Chemical, Pennwalt Chemical, and Germantown Manufacturing. In addition, Charlie holds a number of U.S. Patents for products ranging from neutralizing compounds for WMDs to personal hand sanitizers and body wash. We are proud to have Charlie on the Ideal Energy Solutions team and believe his years of industry expertise are essential to developing just the right solutions for our clients' oilfield needs.
Robert Callais, VP Operations
Robert began his career in the oil and gas industry over 30 years ago with Dowell cementing services as Master of an inland towing vessel in Houma, LA; one year later he was transferred to Berwick where he assumed the position as Master of Flying Diamond I Dowell’s Offshore cementing/stimulation vessel. Robert’s knowledge and work ethic quickly attracted the attention of his superiors and was soon promoted to Service Supervisor of the Offshore Cementing/Sand Control Group. In 1989 Robert was asked to manage the equipment upgrade of BIGORANGE* 24 Well Stimulation Vessel GOM. Robert then served as Field Specialist on several of Dowell Schlumberger Well Stimulation/Fracturing Vessels BigOrange*24, 26, 28, 29, 30 and M/V Galaxie.
In 1999 Schlumberger moved Robert to Maurice, LA as Cell Leader for the offshore stimulation vessel group supporting Fracturing, Sand Control, and Matrix Acidizing in the GOM. In 2001 he was promoted to Field Service Manager for GOM Stimulation Vessels and Inland Water barges until 2005, when Schlumberger once again requested his expertise in the Middle East as Project Manager for conversion of M/V Gulf Pearl to Well Stimulation Vessel in Dubai. Since the completion of the Gulf Pearl Project, Robert has served Schlumberger in the following roles:
2007: Service Delivery Manager of Well Stimulation Vessels Middle East & West Africa
2009: Project Manager Balikpapan, Indonesia Multi-Service Barge New Build Project supporting fracturing, sand control, coil tubing & slick line operations in Balikpapan, Indonesia Mahakam Delta
2011: Project Manager *DeepSTIM Brasil II New Build Project Houma, LA
2012: Project Manager Island Captain & Island Centurion Fracturing vessels conversion Bremerhaven, Germany
Tyler Savoy, VP Specialty Chemicals
Tyler has over 25 years experience in oilfield production, 20 of which focused on production chemicals. During that time, he had the opportunity to gain experience in numerous positions with Dowell Schlumberger, Champion Technologies (currently Nalco/Champion) Baker Hughes, and Multi-Chem (currently Halliburton).
1998: Sr Account Manger for Baker Hughes (Baker Petrolite) overseeing of Chevron's Genesis deepwater, Shell's Ram Powell TLP, and Exxon properties in the GOM; Hoover, Diana, Marshall, Madison, and West Delta 30.
2008: GOM Business Development for Multi-Chem (currently Halliburton)
2010: Global Business Development Manager overseeing customer accounts such as Energy XXI, Chevron, Exxon, Shell, EnergyQuest, EP Energy, Enterprise and many others.
2012: Launched the production chemical arm of Halliburton in Asia Pacific. Built an highly experienced team and won business in Thailand with Coastal Oil & Gas, India with Cairn Energy and Indonesia with Total. Spearheaded the acquisition of MinTech in Australia.
2014: Returned to the US as Business Development Manager of Production Chemicals for the GOM region.
Scott Pinho, VP Rentals
Joining the team in March 2018, Scott has a 20 year plus background in all aspects of the oilfield services sector. His experience ranges from: manufacturing, service, sales, and rentals. Scott understands the importance of listening in order to hear the voice of the customer. He is very knowledgeable in the surface and subsea service and rental markets.
Baxter Saucier, VP Tools Division
Baxter is a graduate of University of Louisiana College of Engineering with a degree in Industrial Technology. He has joined the IES team with over 27 years’ experience in oilfield production, 20 of which focused on process improvement. During that time, he had the opportunity to gain experience in numerous positions with Baker Hughes, Cameron Iron Works, Manufacturing Extension Partnership of Louisiana, Chevron, & Variance Reduction International.
1990: Manufacturing engineer for Baker Hughes (Baker Oil Tools) working in the Sand Control Division.
1997: Industrial Engineer II for Cameron Iron Works facilitating continuous improvement projects to reduce costs and improve quality in the sub-sea division at the Ville Platte facility.
2001: Director of Manufacturing Productivity at ULL (MEPOL Department) overseeing project managers & accounts/ projects for Louisiana manufacturers. During this time he acquired several certifications including Lean Master Trainer, Strategic Planning & Certified Professional Business Advisor.
2007: Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Facilitator for Chevron, working with Gulf of Mexico business unit, Baxter led a Lean Sigma team who aligned with operations to assess and identify improvement opportunities. Over an eight year period, the team executed or facilitated over 85 projects, delivered $200 million in project savings and trained employees in continuous improvement techniques in order to sustain project gains in oil and gas production.
2017: Master Black Belt for Variance Reduction International; while working for VRI, Baxter led the deployment of the Lean Six Sigma program at two downstream facilities, one in Brazil and the other in the New Orleans area reaching over $2.5 million impact in the first year of deployment. Baxter also acquired his Master Black Belt Certification while working on international assignments for VRI.