Senior Technical Consultant
Board Member Bio
Jeffrey W. (Jeff) Jones is currently the Senior Subsea Systems Consultant for ExxonMobil Upstream. Jeff earned a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Louisiana State University in 1981, and began his career at Exxon Production Research Company (EPR), where he contributed to early subsea technology developments in control systems, remotely operated vehicle tooling, field architecture, and flowline pull-in/connection equipment. While at EPR, Jeff gained project execution, start-up, and operations experience on two of Exxon's earliest subsea developments: Seahorse/Tarwhine in Australia and the Petrojarl early production system on Norway's Balder field. He was later assigned to Stavanger, Norway as the Subsea Lead for the Balder full field development project. Jeff joined ExxonMobil Development Company in 2000 and progressed through a series of increasingly responsible assignments on multiple deepwater Angolan projects. In 2007, he was named Subsea Systems Manager, leading significant growth in the subsea organization and championing initiatives such as the establishment of Subsea Technical Interest Groups and the use of concentric, monobore vertical tree systems. In addition, he was instrumental in providing technical guidance and response support to the 2010 Macondo well incident, and in helping to launch industry's subsequent Marine Well Containment System. Widely respected in the subsea industry, Jeff is currently the API Sub-Committee 17 Chairman overseeing Subsea Production, Processing and Controls Equipment, as well as Flexible Flowines/Risers and Umbilicals; has contributed to numerous industry conference steering committees and SPE applied technology workshops; has been published in several industry journals; and has authored and presented a variety of OTC and UTC papers. Jeff is a registered professional engineer in the State of Texas, and is an Associate Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. In addition to spending time with his wife and two daughters, Jeff enjoys traveling, reading, jogging and playing the piano.