Powering the Future of Well Planning

Novi is fundamentally changing the way oil and gas companies design, forecast, and allocate capital for new wells.  Learn about our vision, values, leadership, and company culture below.

Novi is Your Partner in Oil & Gas

“Novi” derives from the Latin meaning “to know”. We are a team that knows the oil & gas industry. A team striving to bring innovative workflows and software to solve the biggest challenges facing shale focused operators.  We have assembled an experienced team of software engineers, data scientists and domain experts. We are dedicated to the idea that we can use machine learning to fundamentally change the way oil and gas wells are drilled and completed.

At Novi, we believe hydrocarbons will remain vital to meeting global energy demand. We are forging strategic industry partnerships and providing superior oil and gas well planning software for well forecasting. It allows operators to extract hydrocarbons more efficiently. Our team comprised of top tier engineering and geoscience talent apply artificial intelligence and machine learning to address well planning complexities.

Working at Novi

Multidisciplinary Strength

Solving the complexities of oil and gas well planning requires a multidisciplinary approach. One which integrates the knowledge and best practices of data science and oil & gas subject matter domains. That’s why our team is built on the experiences of petroleum engineers, geologists, geophysicists, and computer scientists.

Work/Life Balance in oil and gas companies

At Novi, we understand the importance of keeping employees challenged through meaningful work. All while ensuring the autonomy to manage personal work/life balance. We foster an environment of mutual respect and encourage open and clear channels of communication across all levels.

Work That Matters

From product development and R&D to sales and customer success, our employees are always executing on a clear vision. They deliver meaningful work to revolutionize oil & gas well planning in one of the most important industries in the world.

Relentless Innovation

We continuously strive to solve the unique challenges of oil & gas capital allocation while keeping pace with the ever-changing needs of well planning. Novi never stops innovating and continuously improving our technology.

Discover Novi Career Opportunities

Novi’s success is powered by our core set of values and workplace culture.  Be a part of our success story!

Funded by Leading Digital Oilfield Investors

Montrose Lane

Montrose Lane

Montrose Lane, formerly known as Cottonwood Venture Partners, is a growth equity investment firm partnering with technology companies that provide digital solutions for the energy industry. Montrose Lane invests in technology companies that have achieved early customer adoption and require capital to accelerate growth.

Bill Wood Ventures

Bill Wood Ventures

Bill Wood Ventures is an Austin-based investment firm founded by long time venture capitalist Bill Wood. The investment firm focuses on the growing importance of Austin as a hub for oil & gas innovation by empowering top innovators with the resources, talent, and support needed to thrive.

leadership team

The People Behind Novi Labs

Our leadership team drive our strategy and guide our vision and values to ensure we continue to lead the way together.

Scott Sherwood
Chief Executive Officer
Jon Ludwig
President and Co-Founder
Kevin Stambaugh
VP of Engineering
Ted Cross
Director of Product Management
Enno Peters
General Manager
Charles Kosa
Head of Customer Success

Our Offices

Located Around the World



PMB #657 3801 N Capital of Texas Highway, Suite E-240 Austin, Texas 78746



Stationsplein 45, 3013 AK Rotterdam The Netherlands