Rowan Companies CEO Visits TPH

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Tom Burke is, without question, one of the most thoughtful leaders in our beloved energy industry, so we were thrilled to host him yesterday for what proved to be one of our most enlightening CEO conversations to date. Dr. Burke’s extraordinary background includes leadership roles at companies ranging from Schlumberger (wireline engineer; strategist) to management consulting (McKinsey & Co.) to North American onshore completion & production services (Complete Production Services, now part of SPN) to oilfield equipment manufacturing (LeTourneau Technologies), before his current position as CEO of Rowan Companies (a pioneering drilling contractor founded by Charlie and Arch Rowan nearly a century ago, by the way). These remain challenging times for the offshore drilling industry, but Tom and his team at Rowan are squarely focused on creating long-term value/returns for its shareholders (e.g., the recently commenced ARO Drilling joint venture with Saudi Aramco). Given some of the strategy, management and leadership insights that Tom was kind enough to share with our organization, we’ve supreme confidence that his team will prove successful in charting a unique course for Rowan in coming years.

Maynard Holt, Tom Burke, Jeff Tillery

TPH CEO Luncheon Series – Tom Burke from Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. on Vimeo.