About Us

In 2013, TDE Group further expanded its portfolio with the creation of TDE Equipment and Manufacturing through the acquisition of an equipment manufacturing company with more than 40 years experience. TDE Group is now poised to bring drilling into the digital age with the ability to produce advanced specialized technical equipment for the oil and gas industry, as well as providing equipment manufacturing services to our subsidiaries. Utilizing the acquired expertise of a world leading producer of high quality cutting and grinding machines used in the metal processing and foundry industries, TDE E&M offers its customers more than four decades of knowledge in the construction and production of highly sophisticated and reliable mechanical equipment.

TDE E&M is taking the lead in bringing PDS Technology to the market using the different skills and synergies within TDE Group (drilling and drilling analytics, software development, mechanical engineering, automation, and embedded systems).

PDS Technology is Digital Drilling

Vision & Mission


The global Drilling Market uses the PDS Integrated Downhole Drilling System for Real-time Decision Making, Drilling Digitalization and Automation that relies on:


Provide first the Drilling Market by a Minimum Viable Product and then transform the Rig Automation Vision to Reality by PDS enabling the whole fleet of downhole tools


Dr. Gerhard Thonhauser Chairman and Founder of TDE Group

Dr. Gerhard Thonhauser

Chairman and Founder of TDE Group and PDS

Professor Gerhard Thonhauser has 20 years of experience providing the petroleum industry with the evaluation, analysis and management of drilling and well related data. Thonhauser is founder of TDE Group servicing the international industry as market and technology leader in drilling performance analysis and benchmarking with proNova. He is founder of a number of companies in software, electronics and equipment development and manufacturing under TDE Group.

Since 2003 Thonhauser is Professor at the Montanuniversitaet Leoben, Austria and holds the Chair of Drilling and Completion Engineering and acts as the Head of the Petroleum Engineering Department. Thonhauser has authored and co-authored around 100 publications in the area of drilling and completion engineering and data science.

Dr. Abdelrhani Lamik Group Vice President of PDS and Managing Director of TDE Equipment and Manufacturing GmbH, Subsidiaries of TDE Group

Dr. Abdelrhani Lamik

Group Vice President of PDS
Managing Director of TDE Equipment and Manufacturing GmbH

Abdelrhani Lamik has 10 years of experience in mechanical engineering and he has a significant participation in the development of the PDS System leading to several Patents. Lamik has 4 years of experience in technical sales at voestalpine Schienen GmbH (Premium Rails Manufacturer in Austria), where he was responsible for Middle east, Africa and the Benelux States. Since 2015 Lamik is Managing Director at TDE Equipment and Manufacturing GmbH and recently assigned as the Group Vice President for PDS (subsidiaries of TDE Group).

Abdelrhani Lamik holds a Masters and PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Leoben Austria.