About Us

What We Do

Technical Toolboxes Inc. (TTI) is a leading global provider of integrated and cloud-based pipeline software, consulting and industry training for pipeline engineering and technical professionals. The company was formed in 1996, and today our Toolbox software products are helping hundreds of large and small companies throughout the world meet the day-to-day demands of the pipeline and energy business. The integrated software products developed by Technical Toolboxes provide companies with engineering software productivity tools for standardization and training of their technical professionals. Technical Toolboxes works with many companies to enhance and improve their software products by utilizing new software technology and development methods.

Technical Toolboxes also supports the Pipeline Research Council International (PRCI) and markets PRCI's technical pipeline research reports and software, which includes RSTRENG, the widely used external pipeline corrosion evaluation software. The PRCI research library contains over 1000 technical publications in inventory. Publications include project reports, engineering testing results, software applications, and technical research studies.

Our History

  • 1996 - Started with DOT/OPS – Pipeline Inspectors Toolbox
  • 1998 - 1st Corporate Contract (Williams), Petroleum Toolbox Introduction, Began discussions with AGA/PRC
  • 2000 - Pipeline Toolbox (Liquid)
    New RSTRENG introduced
    PRCI Strategic Partnership Agreement
    PRCI website and established digital document management and conversion of research archives Technical Toolboxes establishes separate Technical Toolboxes Canada subsidiary to support PRCI
  • 2002 - Pipeline Toolbox Enterprise Version
    Added PRCI project management and collaboration software; began web training
    Partner decision to concentrate on Pipeline industry and as a “life-style” business
  • 2004 - Initiated technical training courses on TTI
  • 2011 - Start of Technical Toolboxes Subject Matter (SME) consulting business
    Award of BP Exploration Alaska Inc. (BXPA) contract to provide SMEs
  • 2015 -Energy Industry Consultants & Engineers (EICE) merger

Our Advantages

TTI’s competitive advantages include Energy Industry Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), legacy software that is an Energy Industry standard, and a new generation of innovative Cloud based PowerTools© called PETROLEUM, PIPELINE and PROCESS (API) skyBoxes.  The combination of SMEs in critical disciplines such as Multiphase Flow Hydraulics, Flow Assurance, Artificial Lift, Internal Corrosion, Pipeline Leak detection, and AC/DC Mitigation; coupled with Best-in-Class software, places TTI in a unique position.  Adding the ability to provide world class software development for the rapid response of client custom software requirements, positions TTI to create a value proposition that is unprecedented.  The new Cloud based skyBox© PowerTools© will open opportunities to compete in burgeoning new arenas, such as implementations of the digital oilfield.

TTI’s digital oilfield services group provides the upstream industry with innovation and technology leadership in the rapidly growing opportunities for designing, developing and deploying solutions in the following areas:

  • • Strategy assessment and conceptual design of integrated operations-focused processes
  • • Integration of data, workflows and models for subsurface and surface systems analysis
  • • Operations analysis/diagnostics of artificial lift including rod pump, ESP, gas lift and plunger lift
  • • Simulation/modeling of production processes from reservoir to point of sale

Meet Our Executive Team

Joseph R. Summa
Founder - Chairman

Mr. Summa is a founding partner of Technical Toolboxes, Inc.. He has over 25 years of sales and marketing experience of high technology software products and systems. His last position as Vice President of international sales and marketing for Scientific Software - Intercomp, Ltd. lasted over 8 years where he increased sales over 800%. Mr. Summa began his career with Procter & Gamble where he held various positions in engineering and sales and marketing prior to his departure as product manager. Mr. Summa is a veteran having served in the U.S. Air Force, Strategic Air Command, as an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile officer.

Mr. Summa holds a BS Chemical Engineering from Lehigh University, MS and MBA from the University of Missouri and attended the Harvard MBA Executive Management Program sponsored by Proctor & Gamble.

Dr. Kunal Dutta-Roy
Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Dutta-Roy is the co-founder of Energy Industry Consultants and Engineers (EICE) which has since merged with Technical Toolboxes. In addition to its consulting expertise, EICE brings a new generation of advanced engineering solutions to the energy industry. Cloud-based software that enables rigorous analyses of oil and gas production operations, and tools for the implementations of Digital Oil Field solutions in the oilfield operations environment. Dr. Dutta-Roy is globally recognized as a thought leader in the field of integrated operations management and production optimization, having led major initiatives in this area for over 25 years. Kunal has held key technology leadership positions with SAIC, Schlumberger, IBM, Simulation Sciences and SSI. He earned his PhD in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Tulsa in 1984, specializing in transient multiphase flow analysis.

Joseph Pikas
VP Pipeline Integrity

Mr. Pikas is Vice-President, Pipeline Integrity and Corrosion Engineering Services for Technical Toolboxes with more than 50 years of experience in cathodic protection, above and underground coatings, corrosion control design and implementation which includes project engineering management. He is an expert in pipeline integrity management, risk management, coating materials selection, cathodic protection design and testing, and pipeline internal and external corrosion control. In 2009, he was awarded the NACE Distinguished Service Award, and received an industry award in 2002 from AGA, GTI, INGAA, NACE, OPS, and PRCI International. Also, he has contributed many papers for industry trade magazines, NACE and SSPC publications and conferences.

Dr. David Shaw
VP Consulting

Dr. Shaw is a Director of Technical Toolboxes, Inc. and is primarily responsible for the consulting services product line. He has over 30 years of technical and managerial experience in the application of advanced technology and IT concepts to the energy industry worldwide. Following academic appointments both in mathematical and engineering disciplines, he has held a wide variety of research, development, consulting, and senior project and executive management positions, in the oil & gas and energy sectors. Recent experience involves executive and consulting assignments at major and national oil companies, and with international IT, automation and control suppliers. He holds a PhD from Imperial College, is a past Chairman of Professional Education at the Society of Petroleum Engineers, and a past Royal Society Lecturer.

Why People Choose Us


WE are diligent in researching the needs of our customers to provide the best products and support.


WE were established in 1996, and we have a team of highly experienced Subject Matter Experts (SMEs)


WE are commited to bring you the best and reliable software, consulting and training.

We Are Dedicated

to providing the latest advances

Technical Toolboxes has developed a comprehensive suite of software products that are designed for each oil and gas market segment. While TTI has established itself as a leading global provider of integrated Pipeline Toolbox software and research documentation for pipeline engineering and technical professionals, it is has also expanded into new product opportunities, including RSTRENG+, the HDD Toolbox, PETROLEUM skyBox product suites, and API Inspectors ReportTool. These software products are sophisticated and upon entry into a market, have become the standard in the industry. As the development and deployment of each ‘toolbox’ or ‘skyBox’ suite of software products is developed, the existing software platforms and pipeline have made the rollout of these products quick, and extremely efficient.

Home Office

Technical Toolboxes, Inc.

3801 Kirby Drive, Suite 520
Houston, Texas 77098

Toll Free: 1-866-866-6766

Phone: 713-630-0505
Fax: 713-630-0560

For Information: info@ttoolboxes.com
For Software Unlocks: unlock@ttoolboxes.com
For Support: support@ttoolboxes.com