Northern Offshore Welcomes New Senior VP

Northern Offshore announced that Mr. Paul Ravesies has joined the company as Senior Vice President, Marketing and Business Development.

Gary W. Casswell, president and CEO, said, "Paul is a welcome addition to Northern Offshore. His broad experience in contracts, marketing, business development and operations will further strengthen our management team."

Mr. Ravesies has held several senior operations roles in the industry, culminating with his most recent position as vice president for a Pride International, Inc. business unit operating in the Middle East, Mediterranean and Asia Pacific regions. Mr. Ravesies also has over twenty years of experience in various positions with Santa Fe International Corporation, eighteen of which were with the Contracts and Business Development group. In all, he has over thirty years of experience in the international drilling business.

Mr. Ravesies holds both Bachelor and Master of Business Administration degrees from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the International Association of Drilling Contractors.