Parker Drilling CFO leaves

Parker Drilling’s senior vice president and chief financial officer, Christopher Weber, has informed the company that he would be leaving effective June 21, 2017.

The U.S. drilling services provider said on Monday that Weber would be leaving to become executive vice president and chief financial officer at Halliburton Company.

Weber was selected as senior vice president and chief financial officer of the company in 2013. Before Parker Drilling, he served as vice president and treasurer of Ensco.

The company added that Jon-Al Duplantier, Parker Drilling’s senior VP, chief administrative officer, and general counsel, was appointed to serve as interim CFO and would manage the CFO responsibilities in addition to his current responsibilities until a replacement is named.

Duplantier has been with Parker Drilling since September 2009, when he joined the company as vice president and general counsel. In 2012 he was promoted to SVP, and in 2013 he took on the additional role of chief administrative officer.

He currently oversees the company’s legal and compliance, internal audit, human resources, supply chain, quality, health, safety, security and environment, aviation, and risk management organizations.

Before joining Parker, Duplantier served in several U.S. and international legal and management roles of expanding scope and responsibility over a 17-year career at ConocoPhillips.

Gary Rich, the company’s chairman, president, and CEO, said: “We thank Chris for his many contributions to Parker Drilling and wish him and his family well as he continues his career. We appreciate Jon-Al stepping in on an interim basis, and we are confident his 22 years of energy industry experience as a respected and trusted leader.”

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