About Us

Founded in 1984, EnhanceCo is first and foremost a customer service firm. For more than 30 years our family-owned corporation has prospered by putting the customer first in the design, manufacturing and maintenance of our corrosion monitoring equipment and by providing superior results when using our analytical services.

Our specialty is internal corrosion, primarily in the energy sector. This includes oil and gas production systems, pipelines, refineries and storage facilities, and well as cooling systems in commercial and industrial buildings

Tom Pickthall Jr, President

With more than 25 years of experience in the energy sector, he has assisted in the development of NCCR’s “Pipeline Operator Qualification Training” program, has presented seminars for local, regional and international NACE conferences and is an accredited NACE instructor for Basic and Advanced Internal Pipeline Control.

Tom Pickthall Sr, Founder

28 years as President of EnhanceCo with over 45 years of experience in international and domestic oil and gas production and pipeline operations specializing in corrosion and chemical treatment. He is a lifetime member of NACE and has authored papers and presented seminars at multiple venues on topics including all aspects of internal corrosion in production and pipelines.

Dr. Carlos A. Palacios, M.Sc., Ph.D.Senior Advisor

Dr. Palacios is a NACE-Certified Chemical Treatment and Internal Corrosion Specialist with 28 years of effective work experience in mechanical integrity, corrosion, flow assurance and chemical treatment on offshore and onshore facilities worldwide.

  • NACE Chemical Treatment Corrosion Specialist
  • NACE Internal Corrosion Specialist

As an INBI and PETROSKILS instructor, he has taught course in Pipeline Integrity Assessment & Pigging Technology and Water Treatment for Waterflooding, developed and taught inspection course for Saudi Aramco, and is an intellectual developer of the Visual-Aim – Risk Based Asset Integrity Management Software for Upstream Facilities. Dr. Palacios is actively involved with NACE committees on Internal Corrosion Direct Assessment and the development of NACE and ICDA Standard Practices.