Noble Corp announced that Barry Smith will join the company as Senior Vice President – Operations, beginning 3 June 2019.
Mr Smith has over 30 years of experience in offshore rig operations and technical services. He was previously employed with Atwood Oceanics beginning in 2006, where he held a number of operational positions until he was appointed Senior Vice President of Technical Services in 2015. Mr Smith served in that capacity until October 2017, when the company was acquired. Prior to Atwood and for over 20 years, Mr Smith held various operations related roles with Transocean.
“Barry brings a broad base of knowledge and professional expertise pertaining to operations, maintenance and technical engineering of both premium floating and jackup rigs,” Julie Robertson, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Noble Corp, said. “Throughout his career in the offshore drilling industry, Barry has demonstrated a strong commitment to operational excellence while delivering superior service to our customers. We look forward to Barry joining Noble as he leads our team of outstanding operations professionals.”