Energistics provides the global upstream oil and gas industry with an open consortium to define, develop and maintain data standards. Energistics is dedicated to informing, educating and supporting all stakeholders to ensure a rapid and effective adoption of the standards in the pursuit of interoperability, efficiency and data integrity.

Ross Philo – President & CEO

As President and CEO, Ross Philo provides the leadership for Energistics to achieve its vision and mission for the development and adoption of the data exchange standards for the oil and gas industry.

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Responsibilities include strategic planning, operations and financial management, communications and public relations, strategic alliances, building an inclusive global user community and facilitating a collaborative standards development environment. He is a member of the Energistics Board of Directors and a member of the Standards Leadership Council.

Ross has over 35 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He has worked for Maersk Oil, Halliburton and Schlumberger among others. He has held numerous executive management positions including CEO, CIO and other technology leadership roles. He was most recently at Cognoscenti Consulting which works with private equity and venture capital companies. Ross has lived and worked in some 30 countries worldwide in numerous management assignments.
Ross attended Imperial College of Science and Technology in the United Kingdom where he received first class honors with a BSc (Eng).

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Jana Schey – COO

As Chief Operating Officer for Energistics, Jana is responsible for strategic planning to define operational and adoption goals as well as delivery, managing execution of deliverables through appropriate staff and members, engagement with external standards organizations, and working with the CEO to ensure the continued financial viability of Energistics operations and Special Interest Groups.

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Jana has over 15 years of oil and gas industry experience. She joined Energistics in 2008 to provide program planning and management for all Energistics standards initiatives. Previously, she worked with eProcurement standards (particularly the Petroleum Industry Data Exchange-PIDX) and catalog management. Jana also has experience in the telecommunications industry in the areas of HSE, corporate security and data exchange/systems integration and associated standards.

From 2004-2008, Jana volunteered with PIDX, serving as: Chair of the Business Process Work Group (4 years), member of the Catalogue and Classification Work Group (2 years), member of the Global Business Practices Team (1 year), Chair of the Standards & Guidelines Committee (2 years), and member of the PIDX Executive Team (2 years).
Jana holds a MA – History degree from the State University of New York – Brockport and a BA – History degree from Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada.

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Jay Hollingsworth – CTO

Jay Hollingsworth is Chief Technology Officer for Energistics®. In this role, he is responsible for the technical adequacy of the standards stewarded by the organization, including WITSML™, PRODML™, and RESQML™ among others.

Jay has a BS plus post-graduate studies in Chemical Engineering at Tulane University in New Orleans. In addition, he attended graduate school in Computer Science at University of Texas in Dallas.

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As his career advanced as an Environmental and Process Engineer, he focused on technical computing – first as a consultant and then for 20 years at Mobil Oil. At Mobil he was responsible for the data model of their FINDER global master data store and the suite of engineering applications in global use. After leaving ExxonMobil, he spent time in Landmark’s data modeling group before settling at Schlumberger. He spent 10 years at Schlumberger where he was responsible for the data modeling group and was the Portfolio manager for the Seabed database technology. After Schlumberger, he was an Industry Principal at Oracle®, focusing on oil & gas solutions.

Jay is active in numerous industry organizations, including APSG, ISO, SPE and SEG. He was a Technical Editor of the SPE Microcomputer Journal and is currently on the Board of the SPE Digital Energy Technical Section. He was a long-time member of the Board of Directors of PPDM™ and served as past president of APSG.

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Melissa Ray – Operations Manager

Melissa is currently Operations Manager for Energistics.

Melissa joined Energistics in 2006 to support office operations and accounting. She is an experienced administrative and office management professional with expertise in accounting, sales support and customer relations.

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In addition to general administrative responsibilities including payables, invoicing and payroll, Melissa is responsible for planning and managing Energistics meetings worldwide, maintaining membership information and managing logistics for Energistics exhibits.

Melissa is on the National Data Repository (NDR) Planning Committee.

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Donna Marcotte – Documentation & Special Projects Manager

In her current role, Donna is responsible for the development (working with our technical team SMEs), delivery, and management of all technical documentation produced by Energistics. She also manages special projects, for example, ETP development.

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For more than 30 years, Donna has delivered quality business and technical communication services and solutions, with a strong focus in the energy industry, particularly in upstream domains and related information technology.

She began her oil and gas industry career at ExxonMobil, where she worked for 6 years on a team that developed software for drilling engineers. Primarily she’s been an independent consultant, nationally and internationally, in a variety of roles and responsibilities, for clients that include operators, service companies, and software companies. She also had the great opportunity to work for Hart’s E&P magazine as the Drilling and IT editor.

Donna earned an MA in applied linguistics from the University of Houston and a BS in information science from the University of Pittsburgh.

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Laurence Ormerod – Independent Consultant

Laurence is the project manager and subject matter expert for PRODML.  In this role, he works with Energistics SIG members to develop new data transfer capabilities from business use case definitions through to tested standards. 

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  Laurence has been involved with PRODML since its inception, initially as a member company champion.  He has almost 40 years of oilfield experience, working with major service companies including Schlumberger and Weatherford, and with technology specialists.  He was CEO of EPS Ltd which developed reservoir and production engineering software including some of the first digital oilfield solutions.  He now works as a consultant and as chairman of several oilfield technology companies.  Laurence is a member of SPE and has authored several SPE papers. He is a graduate of Oxford University and of Heriot-Watt University, where he sits on the faculty advisory board.

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