Cindy Reece of ExxonMobil Elected to Chair Energistics Board of Directors

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Former Chair Dr. David Latin of BP and Paul Koeller of Halliburton retire from the Board

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We are all grateful for the time Dave Latin spent on the Board and as our Chair. Under Dave’s tenure as Chairman, we made great strides towards our goals and he was an effective spokesman both for Energistics and for adopting open standards in the oilfield. We wish him well in his career at BP

Energistics, the upstream oil and gas open standards consortium, announced today that Ms. Cindy Reece of ExxonMobil has been elected Chair of its Board of Directors. The Chair was formerly held by Dr. David Latin of BP.

“Cindy brings a wealth of both oilfield and not-for-profit Board experience to Energistics.” said Randy Clark, President & CEO of Energistics. “Cindy understands the challenges facing the industry to adopt and implement open data exchange standards and will be a welcome voice for our pro-active approach to gaining global implementation.”

Ms. Reece is currently the Upstream Technical Computing Manager for ExxonMobil Technical Computing Company where she and her team are responsible for the Upstream Technical Computing System and the technical support of ~4000 engineers and geoscientists worldwide. She also is the Program Manager for a business-led improvement initiative to create the future subsurface work environment. Ms. Reece has spent the last 32 years with ExxonMobil in a variety of assignments in Production and Development as well as engineering and operations and now IT. She has degrees in both petroleum engineering and business and is a licensed professional engineer in Texas.

"We are all grateful for the time Dave Latin spent on the Board and as our Chair. Under Dave’s tenure as Chairman, we made great strides towards our goals and he was an effective spokesman both for Energistics and for adopting open standards in the oilfield. We wish him well in his career at BP,” said Clark.

“In addition,” continued Clark, “We are also thankful for the significant contributions of Paul Koeller during the last two years on the Board. Paul’s leadership on our Board committees was instrumental in broadening the industry’s knowledge about the importance of standards adoption, in particular, WITSML. We are proud to have had Paul as part of the Energistics team.”

In addition to Reece of ExxonMobil, the members of Energistics’ board are Mark Greene, Executive Partner, Accenture, who serves as Vice Chair, Meyer Bengio, VP, Marketing and Technology, Schlumberger Information Systems, Randy Clark, President & CEO, Energistics, Cherry Dodge, APW IT/IM Regional Manager, Shell, Jim Green, GM and CIO, Technical Computing, Chevron, Tom Halbouty, VP and CIO, Pioneer Natural Resources, Philippe Malzac, CIO, E&P, TOTAL, Peter Eilso Nielsen, Chief Geologist, Statoil, D. K. Pande, Director (Exploration), ONGC, Stewart Robinson, Director of IT & Data Services, UK Department of Energy and Climate Change, Mike Strathman, VP, Industry Consulting for Aspen Technology, and Prasad Thrikutam, SVP & Head, Energy, Utilities & Services of Infosys Technologies who all serve as directors.

About Energistics
Energistics is a global, not-for-profit consortium uniquely designed to unite upstream oil and natural gas industry professionals in a neutral and collaborative facilitation environment to develop and deploy open data exchange standards and to address E&P information challenges. Membership consists of integrated, independent and national oil companies, oilfield service companies, hardware and software vendors, system integrators, regulatory agencies and the global standards user community. For more information visit our website at http://www.energistics.org. For more information on Energistics contact Jerry Hubbard +1.713.294.4993 or jerry.hubbard(at)energistics(dot)org.

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