McKee Named to Parker Drilling Board of Directors

Parker Drilling Company announced that Robert E. (Rob) McKee, has been appointed to the Board of Directors. The appointment of McKee, recently-retired executive vice president, exploration and production for ConocoPhillips Inc., became effective February 3, 2005.

McKee joined Conoco in 1967 and served in positions including engineer, manager and vice president, administration. In 1982 and 1983, McKee attended the Sloan Business School at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as a Sloan Fellow. In 1992 he was appointed executive vice president, exploration, production and administration, and a senior vice president of DuPont, which was Conoco's parent company at the time.

"Rob's 38 years of experience in the oil and gas business and his outstanding record of performance with Conoco, where he led their overall upstream operations to excellence, and in other areas such as strategic planning, business growth, technology development, information systems, environment, safety and continuous improvement efforts make him an excellent addition to our Board," said Robert L. Parker, Jr., president and chief executive officer. "His expertise will be extremely valuable as we continue to work toward and plan for future growth."

McKee is past member of the board of directors of the American Petroleum Institute, the National US-Arab Chamber of Commerce, the Society of Petroleum Engineers, and the US-Russian Business Council. He currently serves on the Institute of International Education Board (Southern Region), the advisory committee of the University of Texas Engineering Department, the Colorado School of Mines Advisory Board, and the Board of Questar Corporation. He is the Chairman of Enventure, a joint venture company of Shell and Halliburton.