About Us

Madala Software Inc. was founded by Raj Bal and Damien Hocking in September 2015.  Madala released its first product, Madala SAGD, in November 2016.  

Raj Bal - President


Mr. Bal started his career in software development at Hyprotech Inc. working on the leading process simulation tool, HYSYS.  He later moved into software product management focusing on oil & gas production solutions first at Aspentech and then at Landmark Graphics (Halliburton).  Additionally, he has worked at Matrikon (Honeywell), Weatherford, and as an Independent Consultant.  Prior to co-founding Madala Software Inc. Mr. Bal was a Senior Production Engineer on the Mackay River SAGD field at Suncor Energy Inc.  Mr. Bal holds a Bachelor in Science, Chemical Engineering (1999) from     the University of Alberta.


Damien Hocking - Chief Technology Officer


Dr. Hocking has a diverse career in solving complex problems through technical software development.  He is an expert in hydraulics, heat transfer, thermodynamics, and both steady state and transient simulation.  He has held key technology roles at Hyprotech, Aspentech, KBC, and Computer Modeling Group (CMG).  Additionally, Dr. Hocking has done work for MEG Energy and HTRI.  In addition to Madala Software Inc, Dr. Hocking founded Corelium Inc. which provides a scalable simulation platform.  Dr. Hocking is the co-author of 6 patents in the heavy oil industry.  He holds a Bachelor in Engineering and PhD in Chemical Engineering both from the University of Adelaide.