HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - Jul 5, 2016) - Energistics announced today that Tommy Husvaeg, Principal Director, Accenture, and Bryan Pate, Upstream Technical Data Support Manager, ExxonMobil, have been elected to its Board of Directors.
Mr. Husvaeg is responsible for the Accenture Upstream Subsurface, Wells and Production Operations Global Services. He has more than 33 years of experience in providing Global Strategic Information & Technology Leadership to the Oil & Gas industry across the Upstream Petrotechnical value chain. Prior to joining Accenture, Tommy worked as the BP Upstream Head of IT for the Global Operation Organization, Upstream Engineering and Safety & Operational Risk and has extensive experience and knowledge of Production Operations.
On his election as a board member of Energistics, Tommy said, "I am honored to be a part of Energistics and its esteemed Board and I look forward to knowledge sharing and opportunities to collectively influence our industry to adopt open data exchange standards."
Mr. Pate has been with ExxonMobil for 20 years and has held numerous technical leadership positions in Upstream, Downstream and Chemical as well as serving in planning and advisor roles. In his current role as Upstream Technical Data Support Manager he manages oversight of upstream technical data activities including data management, standards, strategies and solutions.
On his election as a board member of Energistics, Bryan said, "I am honored to have been asked to join the Energistics Board and I am looking forward to working with the board to drive increased industry value through the use of data exchange standards."
Ben Williams, VP & CIO of Devon Energy and Energistics Board Chair, added, "The Board is pleased to welcome Tommy and Bryan as members. Each is well respected in the industry and brings many years of experience. I know both will contribute to the Board's vision on standards development and adoption."
Ross Philo, President and CEO of Energistics, said, "We welcome both Tommy and Bryan to the Board and look forward to their perspectives towards open data exchange standards development and helping us drive global adoption of these standards within the oil and gas industry."
In addition to Mr. Husvaeg and Mr. Pate, the members of Energistics' board are Williams and Philo; Matthias Hartung, Vice President Technical Data - Shell, who serves as Vice Chair; Eric Toogood, DISKOS Manager for NPD; Peter Eilsø Nielsen, Chief Geologist - Statoil; Chandra Yeleshwarapu, Director, Information Management & Platform Technologies - Halliburton-Landmark; Vasu Guruswamy, VP SIS Services - Schlumberger; Ray Smelley, General Manager, Technical Computing & Chief Information Officer - Energy Technology Company, Chevron; Elinor Doubell, Information & Data Management Lead - BP; Rajesh Krishnamurthy, Executive Vice President - Infosys; and Evelyne Tourte, Vice President, Information Systems - Total.
Energistics is a global, non-profit, membership organization that serves as the facilitator, custodian and advocate for the development and adoption of open data exchange standards in the upstream oil and gas industry. For more than 25 years, Energistics has brought together upstream industry professionals in a neutral and collaborative 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.