Software Development Manager with twenty-year experience in scientific application development for the Oil and Gas industry. Leverages proven experience in software engineering and leadership to assist Royal Dutch Shell in developing innovative solutions and delivering value to end-users.

Sees career as creating cosmos out of chaotic processes and interactions, which are inevitable components in a multicultural and intercontinental environment. As a leader, constantly seeks creative ways to foster a dynamic work environment through an ideal mix of people, process and technology skills.

Prior to working at Royal Dutch Shell, and for fourteen years, heavily committed, as an undergraduate student, a software engineer, and finally a team leader, to the success of GOCAD, a 3D subsurface modeling application. Graduated in 1999 from Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine in Nancy, France with a PhD in Geosciences.


2014-02 to present

Software Development Manager
Shell Global Solutions B.V.
Rijswijk, South Holland, Netherlands

2010-03 to 2014-02

Software Development Manager
Shell Global Solutions (US) Inc.
Houston, Texas, USA

2008-08 to 2010-02

Product Development Manager
Geomodeling Technology Corporation
Calgary, Alberta, Canada 

2005-07 to 2008-06

Development Team Lead
Paradigm Geophysical
Houston, Texas, USA


SEGONDS, David, Successfully bootstrapping a large scalable Scrum practice at Royal Dutch Shell, Agile 2012, Agile Alliance, 2012

SEGONDS, David, BENNIS and MALLET Jean-Laurent, A New Way To Interactively Modify Complex Interfaces Modeled Using Triangulated Meshes, AAPG Annual Convention Technical Program, 1999

SEGONDS David, BENNIS Chakib and MALLET Jean-Laurent, 3-D Structural modeling: a new approach to interactively modify complex surface, SEG’98 Technical Program, 1998.

SEGONDS David, MALLET Jean-Laurent and LÉVY Bruno, Smooth triangulated surfaces: G1 continuity for ray-tracing, SEG’97 Technical Program, 1997, vol. 2., ST 10.4, p. 1719-1722.

DUBRULE Olivier, BASIRE Christophe, BOMBARDE Sébastien, SAMSON Philippe, SEGONDS David and WONHAM J., Reservoir Geology Using 3-D Modelling Tools, SPE, 1997, SPE 38659.

SEGONDS David, DUBRULE Olivier, BIRRELL S., From seismic interpretation to 3D earth model, EAEG’96 Technical Program, 1996.