Employee Spotlight: Alex Lamb, Data Scientist

At OspreyData, we value our amazing team and appreciate the uniqueness of each individual, as it makes us a complete team! Here, we will introduce one of our great team members!

Your Name: Alex Lamb

Your Role at OspreyData: Data Scientist

Brief description of your training, education, experience:

Alex completed his undergraduate degrees in Computer Science and Physics at the University of California, Irvine, where he also authored an undergraduate research paper in energy economics. After briefly working as a software engineer, Alex then enrolled at the University of Texas at Austin and finished his Master’s degree in Geophysics, with his thesis innovating rock physics and seismic modeling for the Woodford Shale play. Alex started his career in oil & gas at Devon Energy in Oklahoma City, where he eventually led exploration teams of multiple unconventional plays in the STACK, Rockies, Eagle Ford, and the Permian. While at Devon, Alex also helped stand up data analytics initiatives that integrated geoscience, completions, and reservoir management using data science and predictive modeling. Through the years, Alex also has been an award-winning presenter and author at global conferences and technical workshops in oil & gas. Now at OspreyData, Alex helps build and execute data science models using Expert-Guided Machine Learning to optimize production and detect suboptimal states in artificial lift environments.

How long have you been with OspreyData?: 10 months

What’s your favorite thing about working at OspreyData?: The amount of data we get to explore.

What are 3 words you’d use to describe OspreyData?: Dynamic. Innovative. Integrated.

What is your favorite hobby or hobbies?: Hanging out with my son John (15 months old), playing golf, traveling.

Do you have a favorite holiday? If so, what is it and why?: New Year’s Eve. Everybody celebrates it, no matter where you’re from, and it’s a chance to start something even better.

If you could visit anywhere in the world you’ve never been, where would you go?: I want to visit the Galapagos Islands to see the unique wildlife and environments there, and also satisfy my love of geology with some active volcanoes.


Standing on Taft Point, 3500’ above the valley, in Yosemite National Park, California


Visiting the Twelve Apostles, Victoria, Australia

In the header photo: Looking at rocks in Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada

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