Rowan Companies plc, a global provider of contract drilling services, has appointed William E. Albrecht to its Board of Directors.
According to Rowan’s press release from Wednesday, the appointment is effective as of October 28, 2015.
Albrecht has served as Executive Chairman of California Resources Corporation since July 2014. He has over 35 years of experience in the oil and energy industry, having served in various executive officer positions with Occidental Petroleum Corporation, an international exploration and production company, and EOG Resources, Rowan said. Albrecht began his career in the industry as a petroleum engineer for Tenneco Oil Company.
Matt Ralls, Rowan’s Executive Chairman of the Board, said: “We are delighted to have Mr. Albrecht join our Board. We believe that his deep experience in the oil and gas industry will contribute significantly to the company and its Board of Directors.”