HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - Dec 10, 2012) - Energistics, the upstream oil and gas standards consortium, announced today that Eric Toogood, Diskos Manager for the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD), and Espen S. Johansen, Ph.D., Vice President Marketing and Commercialization - Production and Completion Systems for Weatherford, have been elected to its Board of Directors.
Mr. Toogood has 30 years experience in the oil and gas industry working for Det Norske Veritas, Norsk Hydro and EB Consultants before joining the NPD in 1987. He has a H.N.D. degree in Applied Biology from DeMontfort University, UK and a BSc, Library and Information Science from Oslo University College.
Dr. Johansen holds 13 patents and has been published more than 25 times during his energy industry career. He began his career with Weatherford as their Global Product Line Manager, Flow Solutions and moved to Eastern Hemisphere Manager, Flow Solutions, based in London and then Dubai; he currently serves as Vice President Marketing and Commercialization - Production and Completion Systems. Dr. Johansen's doctorate is in Aerospace Engineering from Texas A&M University. He also earned his Aeronautical Engineer certification from Agder College of Engineering in Grimstad, Norway.
On his election as a Board Member of Energistics, Mr. Toogood said, "Both the NPD and the Diskos community have a strong focus on standardization initiatives so I am looking forward to representing Norway, and more importantly, the regulators of the energy industry, in promoting the importance of open data exchange standards."
Dr. Johansen said, "This appointment to the Energistics board is a true honor. The opportunity to be part of an organization dedicated to the development and adoption of open standards is an important contribution to the industry."
Jerry Hubbard, President & CEO of Energistics, said, "We are happy to welcome both Eric and Espen to our Board. I know that the depth of experience and tenure in the industry that these two bring to our Board will enable us to continue our work in promoting the adoption of open data exchange standards."
Duncan Junor, Vice President at Halliburton and Energistics Board Chair, added, "Eric Toogood and Espen Johansen's addition to the Board further demonstrates the quality and industry experience available to Energistics to drive growth and market adoption. I know I speak for the Board when I say we look forward to their important contributions."
In addition to Mr. Johansen of Weatherford and Mr. Toogood of NPD, the members of Energistics' board are Duncan Junor, Vice President for Halliburton who serves as Chair, Steve Roberts, Vice President Field of the Future™ Technology Flagship for BP, who serves as Vice Chair, Cindy Reece, Upstream Technical Computing Manager for ExxonMobil, René Honig, VP Portfolio & Centers of Expertise - Technical & Competitive IT for Shell, Mark Greene, Executive Partner for Accenture, Meyer Bengio, VP, Petroleum Engineering for Schlumberger Information Systems, Jim Green, CIO Downstream and Chemicals for Chevron, Philippe Malzac, CIO E&P for TOTAL, Peter Eilsø Nielsen, Chief Geologist - Production for Statoil, Ben Williams, VP & CIO for Devon Energy, Mr. Aashish Bansal, Vice President and Head of the Energy and Utilities Practice for Infosys and Jerry Hubbard, President & CEO for Energistics who all serve as directors.
Energistics is a global, not-for-profit, membership organization that serves as the facilitator, custodian and advocate for the development and adoption of technical open data exchange standards in the upstream oil and gas industry. Uniquely designed to unite upstream industry professionals in a neutral and collaborative facilitation environment, Energistics membership consists of integrated, independent and national oil companies, oilfield service companies, software vendors, system integrators, regulatory agencies and the global standards user community.
For more information visit our website at www.energistics.org.