CATEGORIZED | News

Don Jacobsen named senior VP – operations at Noble

Posted on 28 July 2009

 Noble Corp announced on 22 July that D.E. “Don” Jacobsen has been named senior vice president – operations, effective 30 July 2009.

Immediately prior to joining Noble, Mr Jacobsen served as vice president, global drilling and completions with Hess Corp. In that capacity, he was responsible for increasing organizational capability, promoting a culture of safety and health, and ensuring operational excellence in that company’s operating areas, which include the Gulf of Mexico, Brazil, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Algeria, Libya, Egypt, Denmark, Russia, Indonesia, Malaysia and Australia.

 “Don comes to Noble with superb credentials and outstanding international operational experience in some of the world’s most active and productive drilling environments,” said David W Williams, chairman, president and CEO. “Don is a hands-on, results-oriented leader with a deep commitment to safety, experienced in virtually every aspect of offshore operations. His in-depth knowledge of our customers’ expectations, as well as our current and potential areas of operations, makes him a tremendous asset as we continue to grow our business.”

Before joining Hess, Mr Jacobsen served as vice president, health, safety, security, environment and sustainable development at Shell International E&P. He was responsible for global exploration, health, safety, security and environmental protection activities and improvement efforts. He was elevated to that position in 2006, after serving for three years as vice president, global wells.

Mr Jacobsen started his oilfield career with Shell in 1981 and has worked primarily in the drilling and completions sector of the business.

He also was a member of the Board of Enventure Global Technology and is a member of the Board of the Offshore Energy Center/Ocean Star Museum in Galveston. He attended both the United States Coast Guard Academy and Virginia Tech, earning a Bachelors of Science degree in civil engineering in 1981.

Leave a Reply

*

FEATURED MICROSITES


Recent Drilling News

  • 22 October 2014

    Shell discovers gas in pre-salt reservoir offshore Gabon

    Shell announced a frontier exploration discovery offshore Gabon, West Africa. The well Leopard-1 encountered a substantial gas column with around 200 m net gas pay…

  • 22 October 2014

    Statoil proves new oil resources near Grane field in North Sea

    Well 25/8-18 S, drilled by the rig Transocean Leader, proved an oil column of 25 m in the Heimdal Formation. The estimated volume of the discovery…

  • 21 October 2014

    IADC Cybersecurity Task Group to provide industry guidance to assess risks

    The oil and gas industry is not immune to cybersecurity threats, from computer viruses and malware to targeted attacks. The IADC Advanced Rig Technology (ART) Committee…

  • 21 October 2014

    Check-6 launches RIGOR digital checklist and compliance system

    Check-6 has launched RIGOR, a checklist-based mobile app to help simplify complex procedures and mitigate human error on the rig. Taking lessons from the aviation industry…

  • 21 October 2014

    Video: Next IADC Land Contract update to start in 2016

    The latest version of the IADC Land Contract was released in November 2013. Various incidents, including Macondo, delayed the release. “It’s an industry contract…

  • Read more news