HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - Dec 17, 2013) - Energistics, the upstream oil and gas standards consortium, announced today that Mr. Philippe Malzac, CIO, E&P for TOTAL has been elected Chairman of the Energistics Board of Directors. Duncan Junor, Vice President for Halliburton, steps down after a two year tenure.
"An Energistics Board member since 2007, Philippe has always been a strong advocate for the development and adoption of data exchange standards in the industry," said Jerry Hubbard, President & CEO of Energistics. "We eagerly look forward to his leadership and guidance as our Chairman."
Mr. Malzac joined Elf Aquitaine as a geophysicist. He was successively appointed Project then Team Leader in seismic processing, head of the seismic department, and then Exploration Manager in Norway. Mr. Malzac held the position of R&D Business Manager, then Vice President Northern Europe (UK and Geosciences). He was Managing Director in Libya, before being appointed to his current position as Vice President, Information Systems for E&P in 2007. Philippe graduated from University Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris and from Ecole Nationale Supérieure du Pétrole et des Moteurs.
"We made significant strides for Energistics during Duncan's tenure as Chair," said Malzac. "Now we are poised to issue major releases and make a real impact on the open data exchange standards adoption rates and I am looking forward to the challenge."
In addition to Mr. Malzac of TOTAL, the members of Energistics' board are Ben Williams, VP & CIO for Devon Energy, who serves as Vice Chair, Dean Forrester, Managing Director, Global Oil & Gas Group for Accenture, Steve Roberts, Vice President Field of the Future™ Technology Flagship for BP, Segun Oyebanji, GM & CIO of Technical Computing for Chevron, Gerard (Gerry) Wolf, Upstream Technical Computing Manager for ExxonMobil, Aashish Bansal, Vice President & Head of the Energy & Utilities Practice for Infosys, Chandra Yeleshwarapu, Director Information Management & Platform Technologies for Landmark Software & Services, Eric Toogood, Diskos Manager for Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, Meyer Bengio, VP, Production Software for Schlumberger Production Group, Matthias Hartung, Vice President Technical Data for Shell, Peter Eilsø Nielsen, Chief Geologist for Statoil, Matt Vanderfeen, VP Petroleum Consulting for Weatherford 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.