14 February 2022

Morphpackers appoints new chairman

MorphPackers is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Ivor Ellul as Chairman of its Board of Directors.

With more than thirty-five years in oil and gas, Dr. Ellul has held various executive positions in the upstream sector. As VP, Reservoir Technologies with Schlumberger, he led reservoir simulation sales and marketing. He joined Smedvig Technologies as President, Americas, successfully realizing significant regional growth for the company. He was Founder and CEO of Knowledge Reservoir, which became the pre-eminent international oil and gas consulting enterprise, successfully exiting the company by merger with a UK publicly listed company.

Commenting on his appointment, Dr. Ellul said “With the emergence of the refrac market as a clearly superior economic and environmental option for production enhancement, MorphPackers is well positioned with its unique suite of product tools. It is certainly exciting to be joining such a talented team at this time.”

MorphPackers CEO, Alfredo Sanchez, commented: “We welcome Ivor to the MorphPackers team. His extensive experience as an entrepreneur will be instrumental to continue our growth. Ivor’s ample knowledge of reservoir engineering will also be an invaluable resource to better support our customers in evaluating and executing their refrac campaigns.”

Dr. Ellul served as visiting Professor to the Petroleum Engineering Department of Imperial College London. He is also a past member of the advisory board of the Faculty of Petroleum Engineering of the University of Houston. Ivor serves on the board of directors of West Titan Energy, and has served on the advisory board of Energy Ventures. He serves as Chairman of the Pipeline Simulation Interest Group. He is a Past Chair of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Gulf Coast Section and a Past Regional Director of SPE International. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Malta and MS and PhD degrees in Petroleum Engineering from Imperial College, London. He is a registered Chartered Engineer in the United Kingdom and a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.


Morphpackers is a leading provider of revolutionary and highly innovative expandable steel packers for the global oil and gas sector. Morphpackers specializes in refrac packers and production packers that fill the current gap between value and performance. Morphpackers expandable steel packer solutions offer the lowest price to performance ratio for refrac solutions by optimizing production, enhancing life of field, and reducing well construction costs.