Skip to the main content.





Detechtion Technologies™ smart solutions can help lower our customers' operating expenses while maintaining safety and sustainability.

Established in 1999, Detechtion Technologies is a leader in real-time asset performance management solutions for Energy companies.

Our company culture is reflective of our core values - we care deeply about our team, focus on integrity and collaboration, and continuously improve to produce the best results for our employees and customers, alike.

So, why look any place else?




Core Values


We care deeply about our team, that they are learning and growing in a great work environment and returning safely every day.

Continuous Improvement

Constantly asking ourselves how we could improve our products and processes to benefit our customers and ourselves.


Vigilant focus on results for our customers, our employees and our shareholders.


Starts with great people working together and extends to our customers and suppliers.


We build trust through honesty, mutual respect and honoring our commitments.

“The service that you guys provide is absolute wizardry. You are so on top of your game it is mind-blowing”
Senior Facility Staff — Ketch Resources
“Enalysis™ is one of the primary elements of our compressor reliability program.”
Neal McGarry
Maintenance Lead — Spectra Energy
“We saw the return immediately. With this program, I am confident my operations are running smoothly, and I’m seeing that value hit the bottom line. It’s the first report that I go through.”
Tim Mckay
Chief Operating Officer – Canadian Natural Resources
“I would definitely recommend using this program and endorse it to anybody interested for the cost savings alone on predictive maintenance. The increase in production is a definite plus.”
Wally Hasselman
Senior Maintenance Coordinator — Petro-Canada Oil and Gas
“Detechtion has provided the best response time to queries of any service provider I have had experience with in the oil industry. Timely, accurate, and expert advice is provided consistently.”
Paul Wiseman
Production Manager — West Africa, CNR International

Leadership Team


Chris Smith

President and CEO

As President and CEO of Detechtion Technologies®, Chris Smith brings passion and experience to building teams, refining business plans, and assuring their execution. He is a technology entrepreneur who has founded, launched, and grown companies in partnership with private equity, venture capital, and private investors. Chris brings over 20 years of executive experience in software, services, and international manufacturing to Detechtion®. He has been active on numerous boards, including non-profits. He earned an Economics degree from Wake Forest University.


Virgil Haney


As the CTO of Detechtion Technologies®, Virgil Haney leads the company’s strategic technology direction and R&D. Prior to joining Detechtion®, he co-founded Enbase Energy Technology in 2009. An entrepreneur at heart, he also previously founded/co-founded several other startups. Virgil brings over 25 years of executive experience in technology leadership to Detechtion®. He earned a BS in Electrical Engineering and BA in Computer Science from Rice University.


Frederic Dessureault

Vice President – Services

Frederic Dessureault is the Vice President of Services. He is responsible for the successful delivery and implementation of all Detechtion’s product lines. Frederic previously held technical and management roles at Schlumberger and Owens Corning. Fred brings over 15 years of industry experience in several fields, including oil and gas production and services implementation. He earned a Mechanical Engineering degree from the École de technologie supérieure in Montreal, Canada and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta.

Doug Rauenzahn - VP Product

Doug Rauenzahn

Vice President - Product

Doug Rauenzahn is the Vice President of Product. In this role, Mr. Rauenzahn manages the Product department while overseeing strategic priorities and market expansions of Detechtion’s entire product suite, including Enbase, Enalysis, and Fieldlink. Doug has over 25 years of experience in technology businesses including most recently running the Theta Automation & Optimization software business at ChampionX as Senior Business Director. Prior to joining Theta, he held various roles in Weatherford’s Production Optimization software business including leading product management and global business development. He holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo.


Shannon Hugetz

Senior Advisor, Special Projects

Shannon Hugetz serves as Senior Advisor for Special Projects at Detechtion Technologies. Previous positions include VP of Product and Implementation Services at Detechtion as well as Vice President of Product Management at ROME Risk Management Software. With a rich history spanning over 25 years in the oil and gas sector, Shannon is a collaborative leader recognized for her results-driven approach. Regardless of her position, Shannon consistently showcases her passion and expertise in product management and services in her work with the Detechtion team and customers to address real-world business challenges. Shannon holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Texas and an M.A. from Gallaudet University.



Detechtion® was founded by Alan Taylor, a recognized industry expert, who began development of a non-invasive diagnostic tool to analyze compressor operating performance and reliability in the late 1970’s. For over 20 years he used this program as an engineering consultant to the major oil and gas companies around the world to troubleshoot compressors. Over the 20 year period, Alan continued to add functionality and intellectual property to the program creating a tool like no other available in the industry. In the late 1990’s, Alan’s son, Brian, working as a summer student at a compressor packaging company quickly recognized the limitations of the vendor software he was using and shared his frustration with Alan. Alan and Brian recognized the opportunity to market the offering and decided to start a company.



Alan and Brian founded Detechtion and began marketing the tool, Enalysis®. As online technology was in its infancy, clients faxed in data, reports were generated, recommendations were manually added, and the reports were faxed back to the client.


The fax and pay business model was limiting the growth opportunity and with the internet now becoming ubiquitous, Brian recognized the opportunity to provide a way for clients to enter their own data. Working with Cyberwave Technologies, Brian transformed Enalysis® into one of the first “Software as a Service” technologies.



Detechtion Technologies expanded into the United States with new partners Andrew Miles and Cavan Carlton. Since then, Detechtion® has recognized a steady growth of 15%-20% every year with new offices opened in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Brisbane, Australia.


Detechtion Technologies® was ranked as 70th in Profit Magazine’s 100 Fastest Growing Companies in Canada with 919% growth over the previous 5 years.



Detechtion continued its growth in Houston, Pittsburgh, Calgary and Brisbane, and acquired Cyberwave to insource product development.

Nov. 2013

Element Partners, recognizing the growth potential in broadening the product offering and further penetration in the United States market, acquired the majority interest in Detechtion.

Nov. 2013


Detechtion Technologies® acquires Enbase LLC to deliver an Industrial IoT platform for solutions in the Oil and Gas Industry.


Delivering Real-Time Asset Performance Management

for disconnected assets and processes.


Compressors on the
Enalysis™ System


Millions of Horsepower
Managed by


of the Top 25
Natural Gas companies
use Enalysis™