Former Halliburton Exec to Lead Diamond Offshore

DiamondOffshoreLogoDiamond Offshore Drilling has just announced that former Halliburton executive Marc Edwards will be taking the reigns as President and CEO effective 3 March 2014.

With 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, nearly all of which was spent at Halliburton, Edwards succeeds Lawrence Dickerson, who announced his intent to retire in September 2013.

“We are very pleased to have a proven leader with Marc’s experience taking the helm at Diamond Offshore,” said James S. Tisch, Chairman of the Diamond Offshore Board of Directors.  “Marc’s broad experience during his 30 year career at Halliburton will be invaluable for continuing Diamond Offshore’s operational excellence and charting the Company’s future strategic course.”

“I am honored by the opportunity to lead Diamond Offshore,” said Mr. Edwards. “Diamond has an unparalleled history of value creation and superior service.  I look forward to working with Diamond’s leadership team, employees and customers worldwide to expand on Diamond’s proud legacy.”

Starting as a field engineer in Kuwait in 1984, Marc Edwards’ career took him across the globe with progressively greater management responsibilities; as a member of Halliburton’s Executive Committee, he most recently served as Senior Vice President, responsible for the Completion and Production Division, the largest of Halliburton’s two Divisions.