Category Archives for Management Team

Reese McNeel

Deputy CEO and CFO Mr. McNeel holds an MBA from IESE Business School, Barcelona, Spain. Previous work experience includes CEO and CFO of Sevan Marine ASA as well as senior management and advisory positions working for both AlixPartners and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Mike Cadigan

CEO and COO Mr. Cadigan has over 20 years of management system and executive leadership experience in the contract drilling industry. He has participated in several company startups and is the former Vice President & Co-Founder of an offshore drilling company. His experience includes both small regional startups to large multinational offshore drillers with a broad exposure to overseeing the operational and safety aspects of the business.

Christian Wood

Sr. VP of Engineering Mr. Wood has spent his career managing the design and execution of offshore drillings rigs. He has over 25 years of industry experience and was the former Project Engineer for a major international contractor.

Franck Soule

Director of Marketing Mr. Soule has over 20 years of drilling industry experience in operations and marketing of both land and deepwater units. He is the former Marketing Support Manager for Pride International.

Lance O’Steen

Lance O'Steen

Director of Quality, HSE & Training Mr. O’Steen has over 20 years of QHSET and Operational experience in both offshore and land contract drilling operations. He formerly implemented and managed QHSET programs for a major international drilling contractor and has extensive knowledge in QHSE systems.

Toby Austin

Director of Assets & Certification Mr. Austin has over 30 years of technical, electrical, and maintenance management experience both onboard and supporting rigs worldwide. He has built over a dozen plants in five different computerized maintenance management systems and headed major CMMS improvement projects, striving to streamline and standardize maintenance processes for several international drilling contractors. Mr. Austin has spent the last nine years leading the corporate Maintenance department for three different drilling contractors.