IADC Officers & Executive Committee


img-officer-hendricksa2016WM. ANDREW “ANDY” HENDRICKS, CHAIRMAN

Patterson-UTI Energy

Wm. Andrew “Andy” Hendricks joined Patterson-UTI Energy in 2012 as COO after working in various positions at Schlumberger for 24 years, where he last served as President, Schlumberger Drilling and Measurements. Mr Hendricks was appointed as CEO of Patterson-UTI Energy effective October 1, 2012. He attended Texas A&M University, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering in 1987, and then began his career working for Ocean Drilling & Exploration Company. Mr Hendricks is a member of the Executive Committee for the International Association of Drilling Contractors, and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

img-officer-sbrady2017STEVEN BRADY, VICE CHAIRMAN

Ensco, plc

Steve Brady joined the oil industry more than 30 years ago after earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Mississippi State University. He joined Ensco in 2002 and was appointed to his current position of Senior Vice President – Eastern Hemisphere Operations in December 2014. Prior to his current position, Mr. Brady served as Senior Vice President – Western Hemisphere, Vice President – Europe and Mediterranean, General Manager – Middle East and Asia Pacific, and in other leadership positions in the Eastern Hemisphere. Prior to joining Ensco, Mr. Brady spent 18 years in various technical and managerial roles for ConocoPhillips and prior to that he began his career as an Engineer Trainee with ODECO in their Gulf of Mexico Operations.

Steve is the founder of the Group of Seven – the group of individuals who created the BOP industry database which is now operated by IADC and serves as a means to share BOP failure data for the betterment of the industry. Steve has been a member of the IADC executive committee for three years and is now the deputy chairman. He is also a member of the advisory board for Living Water, a charity focused on drilling water wells and providing hygiene training to various needy areas of the world.


Sevan Drilling ASA

Scott McReaken was named Chief Executive Officer of Sevan Drilling in November 2013. He joined Sevan after being the Director of Finance for Seadrill’s Americas Region since July 2012. Before joining Seadrill, he was the Director Financial Planning and Analysis at Vantage Drilling from March 2010 to July 2012. He also held various management positions in accounting at Pride International in their Houston and Angola locations from 2005 to 2010. Prior to working in the contract drilling industry, Mr McReaken spent 5 years providing audit, assurance and advisory services, as an internal auditor and at Arthur Andersen.

Mr McReaken holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from The University of Texas at Austin and is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Internal Auditor.



Diamond Offshore Drilling

Lyndol Dew is the Senior Vice President – Special Projects & Strategic Initiatives for Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc. He graduated from Florida State University in 1976 and received his Master of Engineering Degree from Tulane University in 1982. Lyndol served in the U.S. Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer for six years. He subsequently worked in various Domestic and International positions for Diamond Offshore on rigs and shore based for the past 32 years.


Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc.

Mike Garvin is Sr. Vice President, Operations Support at Patterson-UTI Drilling Company. Patterson-UTI Drilling Company is a subsidiary of Patterson-UTI LLC. Prior to joining Patterson-UTI, Mr. Garvin spent three years with Ensco as a Sr. Deepwater Operations Manager. Prior to that, Mr. Garvin spent twenty seven years with GlobalSantaFe and its predecessor and successor companies (Global Marine & Transocean) holding various operations and support leadership positions. In 2016, Mr. Garvin was named IADC Contractor of the Year in recognition of his considerable contributions to IADC and the drilling industry as a whole.

Mr. Garvin earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from California Polytechnic State University. Mr. Garvin has accumulated a total of thirty six years of experience in the upstream sector of the energy business, exploring and drilling for oil, gas & geothermal energy on land and offshore on six different continents.


Precision Drilling

Niels Espeland is President, International at Precision Drilling, a position he has held since 2011. He has more than 35 years of experience in the international oilfield service and rig contracting industry.

Mr. Espeland has spent most of his career working for international companies such as KCA DEUTAG and ESSAR Oil and with Weatherford International as Group VP for the Rig Division. Throughout his career, Mr. Espeland has managed on and offshore operations and companies in numerous international locations, including Latin America, Europe, Russia, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.

Mr. Espeland is originally from Norway and holds an engineering degree in petroleum technology from Clausthal University and an engineering degree in drilling technology from Celle, Germany.

He has been involved with IADC for the majority of his career and previously served as a member of the IADC Executive Committee from 2010 to 2012.


Baker Hughes, a GE company

Mike Bowie is the North America region leader for Baker Hughes, a GE company. In the seven years prior to his current role, he was the global sales and commercial leader for the GE Drilling business. Mike joined Hydril in 2004 as the Director, Sales & Marketing, Pressure Control Division, and in early 2008, he became responsible for the combined GE Hydril Pressure Control and Vetco Gray Capital Drilling Group sales and commercial support teams.  He has 35+ years industry experience including multiple assignments and leadership roles within engineering, technical marketing, quality, sales, operations and regional management at Cameron, Hydril and GE. Mike’s background includes international assignments in Australia, Indonesia, United Arab Emirates and the UK.

Mike earned his BS Mechanical Engineering degree from Texas Tech University and attended the Rice University Advanced Management Institute. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Texas. He and his wife Glenna live in Houston and enjoy golf, water sports, other outdoor activities and spending time with family.


  • THOMAS BURKE, Rowan Companies, Houston, Texas
  • SCOTT MCREAKEN, Sevan Drilling ASA, London, UK
  • DAVID W. WILLIAMS, Noble Corporation plc, London, UK
  • TRENT LATSHAW, Latshaw Drilling Co. LLC, Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • SHANE MARCHAND, Helmerich & Payne Inc., Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • MIKE GARVIN, Patterson-UTI Energy Inc., Houston, Texas
  • STEVEN BRADY, Ensco plc, London, United Kingdom
  • LYNDOL DEW, Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc., Houston, Texas
  • JEREMY THIGPEN, Transocean, Vernier, Switzerland
  • ANDY HENDRICKS, Patterson-UTI Energy Inc., Houston, Texas
  • GARY RICH, Parker Drilling Company, Houston, Texas
  • MIKE BOWIE, Baker Hughes, a GE company, Houston, Texas
  • NIELS ESPELAND, Precision Drilling, Dubai, UAE
  • EDWARD KAUTZ, Ensign Energy Services, Inc., Denver, Colorado
  • JØRN MADSEN, Maersk Drilling, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • JAY NORTON, Norton Energy Drilling, LLC
  • DAVID MULLEN, Shelf Drilling Offshore Holdings Ltd., Dubai, UAE
  • LEIF NELSON, Seadrill, London, UK

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