ODECO Elects Kilpatrick Executive Vice President

James L, Kilpatrick, a veteran of more than a quarter century of offshore oil and gas and contract drilling operations, has been elected executive vice president of Ocean Drilling & Exploration Company (ODECO).

Hugh J. Kelly, ODECO president and chief executive officer, said Mr. Kilpatrick will be responsible for all of the company's operating divisions and subsidiaries, including Sub Sea International, Inc., one of the world's largest underwater contractors.

Mr. Kilpatrick, a native of Haynesville, La., is a petroleum engineering graduate of Louisiana Tech University. He joined ODECO in 1960 as a production engineer after serving three years with Murphy Oil Corporation of El Dorado, Ark.

He subsequently served as assistant to the vice president in charge of the company's Drilling and Marine Division; coordinator of Foreign Operations, and general manager of the Drilling Department.

Mr. Kilpatrick was elected a vice president of the company in 1968 and senior vice president in 1971. He has served on ODECO's board of directors since 1974.

Headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana, ODECO operates one of the world's largest fleets of mobile offshore drilling units, explores for and produces substantial oil and gas reserves and conducts worldwide diving operations through Sub Sea International.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 6,  Jan 1986

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