Jan Erik Johansson
Jan Erik Johansson has more than 30 years of international experience as a change and information manager, technology deployment innovator and strategic marketer for a major player in the global energy sector.
The former longtime oil and gas executive is now President of JEJ Consulting in Houston. He also serves as Logica North America’s O&G VP and Practice Manager supervising 140 consultants. With SOLIDleaders, his engagements focus on transformation, integration, organizational change, M&A, and IT and operations strategy, primarily but not exclusively with O&G clients.
Johansson spent three decades with Schlumberger, a leading oil field services provider. In addition to the major oil companies, Johansson has worked with national and regional oil companies throughout the world. His assignments have included Asia, Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States, Latin America and the USA. He retired in 2009 as technical consulting director for Schlumberger Information Solutions and formed his own consultancy.
Among his many projects have been risk-spending assessments in the petroleum upstream sector, planning for real-time drilling, acting as an engagement manager, field operation optimization, E&P subsurface operations improvement, a rapid technology roll-out, an E&P operations productivity assessment, performance improvement simulation, and IM/IT strategy development.
In addition to line operational management activities, Johansson led many IM initiatives at Schlumberger. These included development of the upstream IM project for Petroleos de Venezuela S.A., allowing the merger of three affiliates into one entity. He also oversaw the remote information management center for upstream data at SAGA Petroleum in Oslo, Norway. Johansson spearheaded development of a seismic interpretation system (Charisma), which at the time was a leading world-class system. He was instrumental in introducing oilfield IM to clients in Europe and the former Soviet republics and managed the attendant organizational changes.
In 2006, Johansson initiated and developed Schlumberger’s technical consulting group, expanding it from two to 27 people in 18 months. It eventually grew under his leadership to more than 50 consultants operating worldwide.
In 2001, Johansson was a principal in an O&G study conducted to help Schlumberger determine its downstream strategy. In 1998, Johansson was the account director for the company’s $74 million OMNES JV with Cable & Wireless. As such, he was responsible for Schlumberger’s operations and services including WAN, desktop outsourcing, LAN management, satellite communications and directory services. Johansson also evaluated a technical JV with a large independent oil company related to trading and scheduling in the feedstock supply chain.
In 1988, Schlumberger tasked Johansson with evaluating four BUs that were part of an acquisition. He recommended a divestiture and two spinoffs, persuading top management to retain and invest in what became Schlumberger’s still-profitable software arm.
Before joining Schlumberger in 1978, Johansson began his career with Ericsson as a business development manager for Indonesia in 1976.
Johansson holds an Engineering Degree in Electronics with a Transmission Technology Specialty from Polhelms Technical Gymnasium in Gothenburg, Sweden. He has taken courses in leading and managing change and strategic use of information technology at Stanford University; marketing management at Columbia University; technology advancement in European markets at the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne, Switzerland; and executive leadership at the Levinson Institute in Boston.
Johansson is an active member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Society of Professional Well Log Analysts, American Association of Petroleum Geologists and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists. He serves on committees of the Ocean Energy Center and is a member of the National Offshore Industry Association’s Public Affairs and Education Committee.