Parker Drilling Names New Operations VP

Parker Drilling Company has appointed Michael D. Drennon as vice president, operations. In this role, Drennon will be responsible for worldwide drilling operations and the associated financial performance, reporting to Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Dave Mannon.

Prior to joining Parker Drilling, Drennon was program director for BP's development of existing and potential discoveries in Angola. Drennon spent over 28 years with Amoco and BP in a variety of staff, engineering and operations assignments.

"Mike will provide Parker with excellent leadership and project management skills to implement our strategic initiatives and grow our company," said Dave Mannon. "His experience and knowledge of our business will provide an immediate impact to our company and customers."

Drennon received a bachelor of science degree in petroleum engineering from Texas Tech University in 1977.