HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - Mar 29, 2016) - OFS Portal, LLC announced today the retirement of its Director for Eastern Hemisphere, Dave Wallis; all duties have been transitioned to Chris Welsh, OFS Portal CEO.

Dave was involved in OFS Portal before its inception, being part of the 12-person multi-company team tasked with creating the original vision and design of an organization that promoted cost-effective approaches in making eCommerce a reality for both Operators and Service Companies, known today as OFS Portal. Dave served on the OFS Portal board from launch until April 2003, when he returned to the United Kingdom. 

Dave spent his 46-year career on the supplier side of the Oil & Gas industry. He began his career working offshore as a geologist in various areas around the world before migrating to a wide range of management roles. Dave's oil field management experience with a select group of Fortune 500 companies has been extensive in all major oilfield arenas across the globe. Prior to joining OFS Portal in 2000, Dave held the role of Director of eCommerce for Weatherford in their corporate office in Houston, Texas.

As a part of OFS Portal's support for open industry standards, Dave was active in the PIDX standards group from 2003-2014, having been on the Executive Committee and Chaired the PIDX's Membership, Marketing and Catalogue and Classification Workgroup teams.

Dave has authored and co-authored a number of white papers on Oil & Gas eCommerce and during his time for OFS Portal based in Europe, he travelled extensively as an ambassador for both OFS Portal and PIDX. He contributed to various pan-European standards bodies and trade associations bringing practical Oil and Gas experience to the standards development processes.

"Dave is one of the true pioneers of eCommerce in Oil and Gas and we are sincerely grateful for his dedication and time promoting OFS Portal across the world. He was an integral part of the team from the launch and instrumental in OFS Portal's success to date; we wish him the very best in his retirement and in his development of his personal project of an educational App for geologists," said Chris Welsh, CEO, OFS Portal.

About OFS Portal, LLC
Headquartered in Houston, OFS Portal, LLC focuses on helping buyers in the use of industry best practices when digitizing their supply chain, promoting cost-effective approaches in making eCommerce a reality for both buyers and sellers. OFS Portal works with global standards organizations to converge and use the industry's global, open and non-proprietary eCommerce standards, PIDX (Petroleum Industry Data Exchange) for use in the upstream oil and gas industry. OFS Portal members include: Baker Hughes, Cameron International, Halliburton, Schlumberger Oilfield Services, Select Energy Services, Trican Well Service, and Weatherford International. Membership is open to any oilfield supplier with activities in the upstream oil and gas sector. Learn more at http://www.ofs-portal.com or call 832-681-7300. Follow us on LinkedIn or follow us @OFSPortal on Twitter. 

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