Scientific Drilling International Names Wes Shedd as CEO

Houston, TXScientific Drilling International (SDI) recently announced the promotion of Wes Shedd to Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors. The announcement comes with the planned transition of Pamela Pierce back to the Board of Directors as Lead Director.


Pam became CEO and President at the onset of the global pandemic and the subsequent collapse in the oil and gas industry. “Over the past 18 months, many changes have been necessary to stabilize our enterprise. Our streamlined team, technology-focused business model, and exceptional customer service provide the necessary support to navigate the future. I am very pleased to announce Wes’s appointment as CEO and President by our Board of Directors to lead this world-class organization,” said Ms. Pierce.


Before this promotion, Mr. Shedd served as SDI’s President and Chief Operating Officer. “Wes’s knowledge of our people, technologies, and customers make him the perfect selection,” said Ms. Pierce. Mr. Shedd responded, “I am excited for the opportunity to lead SDI at this time in our Company’s evolution.

I look forward to continuing the work we started in 2020, including delivering meaningful solutions to our global customers.”


Wes joined SDI in 2002 as a Field Engineer in Lafayette, LA and has since served in many field and operations positions of increasing responsibility. Wes holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Mississippi State University.


SDI also announced the election of Steve Orr to the Board of Directors.¬†Steve most recently served as CEO and director for Shawcor Ltd. with prior leadership roles at a major oil field services company in directional drilling and measurement technologies.¬†“With over three decades of energy services experience, we are delighted to have Steve join our Board of Directors,” noted Ms. Pierce.



About Scientific Drilling International

Scientific Drilling International is the largest independent provider of global high-accuracy wellbore navigation and directional drilling services. With approximately 1,200 employees, the Company has extensive research and development, manufacturing, repair and maintenance, and service capabilities. Strategically found in over 26 countries, Scientific Drilling supports various markets, including oil and gas, unconventional resources, geothermal, and coalbed methane.

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