Both gentlemen bring valuable industry experience that will help us achieve our goal of increased adoption and implementation of open standards within the global upstream energy industry.
Houston, TX (Vocus) April 29, 2010
Energistics, the upstream oil and gas standards consortium, announced today that Mr. Steve Roberts, Vice President of Common Digital Solutions, E&P IT&S for BP, and Mr. Duncan Junor, Senior Director, The Digital Asset® for Halliburton have been elected to its board of directors.
“I am looking forward to working with Steve and Duncan on the Energistics board,” said Cindy Reece, Upstream Technical Computing Manager for ExxonMobil Technical Computing Company and Chair of the Energistics Board of Directors. “Both gentlemen bring valuable industry experience that will help us achieve our goal of increased adoption and implementation of open standards within the global upstream energy industry.”
Steve Roberts joined BP as a Geoscientist after graduating from the University of Durham and has worked in multiple locations across the world spanning a 32 year career. He has worked in exploration, appraisal and mature field development roles before moving across to BP’s IT organisation in 1999. Since then he has served as Head of Information, Applications and Data, BP, E&P for five years before becoming Vice President of Common Digital Solutions at BP. He is accountable for driving the development and adoption of standardized IT solutions for all E&P specific technical disciplines.
Duncan Junor drives Halliburton’s Digital Asset™ programs and initiatives. He also ensures investment and capability development across all of Halliburton’s upstream products and services including drilling, evaluation, completion and production businesses. Mr. Junor has 23 years of experience in the exploration and production industry, primarily in upstream development and midstream production areas. He holds a MSc. degree from The Robert Gordon University.
In addition to Roberts and Junor, the members of Energistics’ board are Cindy Reece, Upstream Technical Computing Manager for ExxonMobil Technical Computing Company, who serves as Chair, 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 Eilsø Nielsen, Chief Geologist, StatoilHydro ASA, 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.
Energistics is a global, not-for-profit, membership organization 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 .