Energistics Team

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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.


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).


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.

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.


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. 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.


Joey Magispok – Senior Technical Advisor

Joey Magsipok is currently a Senior Technical Advisor for Energistics.

Joey brings 25 years of technical, analytical and project management experience that includes 15 years with Shell. His primary responsibility is to provide technical support for the Energistics standards. This


includes schema development and maintenance, certification program and development kit support, and other duties as assigned.  His knowledge of web services, implementations of XML, WSDL and XSLT,  JSON and REST, make him a valuable asset to the team and community.

Previously, Joey was an Application Specialist for Shell for 15 years where he wore various hats in business analysis, application & product development and support, project  supportability, process improvement, compliance, testing, and incident, change & release management.

Joey received his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of the Philippines in Manila. He holds certifications in both Project Management (PMP) and ITIL.


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.


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.


Philip Neri – Director of Marketing

Philip Neri is currently Marketing and Communications Manager for Energistics.

Philip brings over 30 years of geoscience, data management and marketing experience including 10 years at Paradigm and more recently 4 years at Ikon Science. His primary role is to communicate the


Energistics brand to the stakeholder community and support the industry’s uptake of the Energistics collaboration standards. His experience with both energy companies and software vendors, added to market research activities, allows him to communicate the value of data integration to a diverse audience. He is well aware of new trends in big data, machine learning and IoT, notably with his work with start-ups at the Houston Technology Center.

Philip holds a B.Sc. in Geology and an M.Sc. in Geophysics, has worked for oil majors Shell and Total, service companies Schlumberger and CGG, as well as in much smaller software technology companies in Europe and the USA, and start-ups in Machine Learning, marine acquisition technology and exhibit management; he is a member of SEG, EAGE and AMA


Donna Marcotte – Senior Technical Writer

Donna has more than 20 years of experience delivering quality business and technical communication services and solutions, with a strong focus in the energy industry, particularly in the upstream


domains and related information technology.

Her oil and gas industry career began at ExxonMobil, where she worked for 6 years on a team that developed software for drilling engineers. Since leaving ExxonMobil, Donna had the great opportunity to work for Hart’s E&P magazine as the Drilling and IT editor.

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.

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

She is an active member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and a senior member of the Society for Technical Communication.


Dennis O’Neill -Senior Advisor

Dennis M. O’Neill has over 40 years experience in upstream oil & gas computing technology.  Dennis has worked with service companies,


supermajors and professional services firms, holding both technical and senior management positions in software development, data management and service delivery in the domains of seismic, drilling, well logging and reservoir description.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree (Phi Beta Kappa) in Mathematics from Manhattan College and a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Purdue University. He has also been awarded three US patents in the areas of knowledge-based signal processing and automated emergency response routing.


Dave Wallis – Senior Advisor

Until April 2016 Dave was the Director – Eastern Hemisphere for OFS Portal. He has spent his 45 year career in the Oil & Gas industry.   On behalf of OFS Portal’s membership, 


Dave liaised with Oil Companies, eCommerce service providers, suppliers and standards bodies.

Dave was involved in OFS Portal before its inception as he was part of the 12 man multi-company team tasked with the conceptualisation, design and creation of OFS Portal. Dave served on the OFS Portal board from inception until April 2003.
Dave was also heavily involved in the Oil & Gas eCommerce standards body – PIDX from 2000 to 2013 as a part of the Executive team and chair of a variety of committees including marketing and classification.

Dave’s oil field experience with a small select group of Fortune 500 companies had been extensive in all major world oilfield arenas, such as with Weatherford. Dave was involved as a member of their Mergers & Acquisition team and then became Director of e-Commerce, undertaking both roles from their corporate office in Houston Texas.
Upon returning to the UK Dave’s interest in geology resurfaced and a four decade project (on the drawing board) was realised in 2014 as Dave created and funded the website www.londonpavementgeology.co.uk  and App. He is now helping with Guided Pavement Geology Walks in central London.

Dave is on the board of a not-for-profit Association called Geoscience Wales Ltd. where he supports them with website, social media and marketing duties.