IADC International Development Division Announces New Leadership

Houston, 25 September 2013 –  The International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) recently appointed Mike DuBose and Bob Warren to leadership positions in the International Development Division. Mike DuBose has been named vice president, international development for Europe and Asia and Bob Warren has been named vice president, international development, Latin America, Middle East and Africa.

“I’m thrilled to welcome both Mike and Bob to IADC and the International Development Division, as they each bring the knowledge and skills necessary to positively advocate on behalf of the Association. They have both spent a portion of their careers stationed internationally, and have a deep understanding of the differing member needs across the globe,” said Ken Fischer, IADC vice president, international division. “After more than 20 years with IADC, I will be retiring on 15 October.  I leave knowing that the team is positioned to deliver significant value in support of our members’ global operations.”

Mike began his career with Rowan Companies as a roustabout in the Gulf of Mexico. Over the following 35 years, he accepted positions with increasing levels of responsibility in the US, UK, Aberdeen and Nova Scotia, all with Rowan. Most recently, Mike served as vice president of drilling operations for Southeast Asia, where he oversaw offshore operations in SE Asia. Under his watch, 4 jack-up units were successfully employed offshore and the regional safety record for year-end 2012 was a company best of 0.46 TRIR.

Mike received a Master of Science degree from the University of Aberdeen and is a task force member for the Center for Offshore Safety Task Force.

Bob began his career in West Texas as a roughneck.  Over the following 38 years, he held operations and management positions in various countries in the Middle East, North Africa, South America and the former Soviet Union.  He most recently completed 20 years in executive positions with Pride International.  Since retiring from Pride (now Ensco plc.), Bob has been advising IADC leadership regarding Committee realignment.

He holds a BSc in Petroleum Engineering from Texas Tech and an MBA from The University of Texas at Austin.

About IADC

IADC is dedicated to enhancing the interests of oil-and-gas and geothermal drilling contractors worldwide. IADC’s contract-drilling members own most of the world’s land and offshore drilling units and drill the vast majority of the wells that produce the planet’s oil and gas. IADC’s membership also includes oil-and-gas producers, and manufacturers and suppliers of oilfield equipment and services. Founded in 1940, IADC’s mission is to improve industry health, safety and environmental practices; advance drilling and completion technology; and champion responsible standards, practices, legislation and regulations that provide for safe, efficient and environmentally sound drilling operations worldwide. IADC holds Accredited Observer status at the International Maritime Organization and the International Seabed Authority, specialized agencies of the United Nations. The Association is a leader in developing standards for industry training, notably its Well Control Accreditation Program (WellCAP)® and rig-floor orientation program, RIG PASS®. IADC is headquartered in Houston and has offices in Washington D.C., the Netherlands, Thailand, and the United Arab Emirates, as well as chapters in the UK, Venezuela, Brazil, Australasia, South Central Asia, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and across the United States. For more information, visit the IADC website at www.iadc.org.