Maersk Drilling has named Angela Durkin as its new chief operating officer. Durkin was formerly Baker Hughes’ corporate vice president for health, safety and environment. She will assume her new role 1 May 2015 succeeding Jørn Madsen, who will assume the CEO role for Maersk Supply Service.
Claus V. Hemmingsen, CEO Maersk Drilling, said, “We are very pleased that Angela Durkin will join Maersk Drilling. Angela brings vast experience with her from Baker Hughes, and with her technical competencies and enormous international experience from an oilfield service provider in the drilling industry, she is just the right fit for Maersk Drilling.”
Angela Durkin holds a master degree in electronics from the Technical University in Branchweig, Germany. She started her career at Baker Hughes in 1996 as a MWD Operator and held various positions such as business development manager, Country Manager for Denmark, vice president for operations and technical support. Her latest role was as Baker Hughes' corporate vice president for health, safety and environment.
Hemmingsen also commented on Madsen’s move to Maersk Supply Service. He said, “Jørn has served Maersk Drilling for almost 25 years and has most recently been instrumental in the growth strategy and operational excellence success, which Maersk Drilling has seen during his tenure as COO. I wish to thank Jørn for his tremendous contribution to Maersk Drilling, and I am sure that he together with the team in Maersk Supply Service will build further on their already well-established success.”