Maersk Drilling picks new COO from Baker Hughes’ rows

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Angela Durkin from Baker Hughes will join Maersk Drilling as new Chief Operating Officer (COO).

She will assume her new role May 1, 2015 taking over from Jørn Madsen and report directly to CEO Claus V. Hemmingsen.

“We are very pleased that Angela Durkin will join Maersk Drilling. Angela brings vast experience with her from Baker Hughes, and with her technical competencies and enormous international experience from an oilfield service provider in the drilling industry, she is just the right fit for Maersk Drilling. I am confident that with Angela on board, we will have an even stronger foundation for partnering and working together with our customers in order to increase overall efficiencies and to bring down costs in the drilling operation and well completion,” says Claus V. Hemmingsen, CEO in Maersk Drilling and member of the Executive Board in the Maersk Group.

Angela Durkin will assume the position as COO after Jørn Madsen, who will take up the position as CEO for Maersk Supply Service.

“Jørn has served Maersk Drilling for almost 25 years and has most recently been instrumental in the growth strategy and operational excellence success, which Maersk Drilling has seen during his tenure as COO. I wish to thank Jørn for his tremendous contribution to Maersk Drilling, and I am sure that he together with the team in Maersk Supply Service will build further on their already well-established success,” says CEO Claus V. Hemmingsen.

Angela Durkin holds a master degree in electronics from the Technical University in Branchweig, Germany. She started her career in Baker Hughes in 1996 as a MWD Operator. She has held various positions such as Business Development Manager, Country Manager for Denmark, Vice President for Operations and Technical Support. Her latest role was as Corporate Vice President for Health, Safety and Environment.

She will report directly to CEO Claus V. Hemmingsen and be a member of the Senior Management Team in Maersk Drilling.

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