HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - Feb 27, 2013) - Energistics, the upstream oil and gas standards consortium, announced today that Segun Oyebanji, General Manager of Technical Computing for Chevron Company and CIO of Energy Technology Company (a Chevron Subsidiary), has been elected to its Board of Directors. Oyebanji replaces Jim Green, CIO Downstream and Chemicals for Chevron, who steps down after four years of service.

On his election as a Board Member of Energistics, Oyebanji said, "My tenure at Chevron has well prepared me for this appointment. Although I know the Board will miss the contributions of Jim Green, I look forward to providing my own perspective."

Jerry Hubbard, President & CEO of Energistics, said, "We are happy to welcome Segun to our Board. His knowledge of end-to-end standards and processes will fill a niche within the board and we are certain that he will add value to our standards community."

"Jim will certainly be missed as the Board Champion for PRODML, where he supported the re-energizing of the Special Interest Group and the development of a Daily Production Report and standards associated with production data," added Hubbard.

Duncan Junor, Vice President at Halliburton and Energistics Board Chair, added, "The Board extends a hearty welcome to Segun Oyebanji. Chevron has a long-standing history with Energistics and the Segun's appointment demonstrates the commitment of another high caliber resource to the board."

Mr. Oyebanji provides leadership for Chevron's Information Technology investments in Exploration, Reservoir Management and Drilling & Completions, as well as Operations; touching on global deployment of data and information management standards and processes. 

He is accountable for the life cycle of petro-technical and engineering applications, data and information management systems, and high performance computing infrastructure for Chevron Operating Companies and ETC.

In addition to Mr. Oyebanji of Chevron, 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, 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, Mr. Epsen Johansen of Weatherford and Mr. Eric Toogood of NPD 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.

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