Oracle Chairman Jeff Henley Appointed to the National Petroleum Council
On September 15, 2011, US Secretary of Energy Chu appointed Oracle Chairman Jeff Henley to the National Petroleum Council. The National Petroleum Council is an oil and gas advisory committee to the Secretary of Energy. First formed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to help the US in World War II, the NPC was formally charted by President Harry S Truman in 1946. The council serves to represent the views of the oil and natural gas industries in advising, informing, and making recommendations to the Secretary with respect to matters relating to oil and natural gas.
In selecting membership for the Council, special attention is given to assure a well-balanced representation from all segments of the oil and gas industries, all sections of the country, and from large and small companies. Mr. Henley’s appointment represents the views of companies that provide software and technology solutions to the industry.
In 2008, Oracle became the first and still only enterprise software company to have representation on this prestigious council. Secretary Chu appointed Oracle Chairman Jeff Henley at the 121st meeting of the council. Mr. Henley, who in addition to being Chairman of Oracle is also the Global Advisory Board Chairman of the Institute for Energy Efficiency at UC Santa Barbara.
Mr. Henley said “I am honored to accept this appointment. Oracle is committed to the oil & gas industry and I very much look forward to serving on this very important and historic council.”