HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - Jul 9, 2013) - Energistics, the upstream oil and gas standards consortium, announced today that Gerard (Gerry) Wolf, Upstream Technical Computing Manager, ExxonMobil Information Technology has been elected to its Board of Directors.

Gerry Wolf has been with ExxonMobil for 29 years and has held numerous technical computing, geoscience support, and business IT positions as well as serving in planning and advisor roles. In his current role, he manages oversight of the Upstream Technical Computing Department activities including geoscience and engineering application support, data management and application development.

On his election as a Board Member of Energistics, Gerry Wolf said, "I am delighted to join the Energistics board, and greatly look forward to putting my business experience and technology background to work for the standards community."

Jerry Hubbard, President and CEO of Energistics, said, "We eagerly anticipate Gerry's input and participation within the Board. We are confident his extensive technical background in the oilfield will prove to be very valuable in our strategic discussions."

Duncan Junor, Vice President at Halliburton and Energistics Board Chair, added, "The Board is pleased to extend a hearty welcome and congratulations to Gerry, we are certain that his experience in the upstream industry will provide real value for Energistics and the standards community."

Gerry has an M.S. Degree in Geology from Wichita State University and a B.S. Degree in Geology and Computer Science from Juniata College.

In addition to Gerry Wolf, 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, Dean Forrester, Managing Director in Accenture's energy industry group, Segun Oyebanji, General Manager of Technical Computing for Chevron & CIO of Energy Technology Company (a Chevron Subsidiary), Ben Williams, VP & CIO for Devon Energy, Aashish Bansal, Vice President & Head of the Energy & Utilities Practice for Infosys, Eric Toogood, Diskos Manager for NPD, Meyer Bengio, VP, Petroleum Engineering for Schlumberger Information Systems, Peter Eilsø Nielsen, Chief Geologist - Production for Statoil, Matthias Hartung, Vice President Technical Data and Global Discipline Head, Technical Data and Information Management for Shell, Philippe Malzac, CIO E&P for TOTAL, Espen Johansen, Vice President Marketing & Communication 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.

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