HOUSTON - Premier Oilfield Group, LLC, announced the appointment of Patrick (Paddy) Keenan as CEO, beginning Oct. 28, 2019. Keenan has extensive experience in both the U.S. and international oil and gas industries. Since 1992, he has held leadership roles in a number of oilfield service companies, including technology startups, and was also the CEO of an exploration & production (E&P) company. These include GeoMechanics International, Coherence Technology Company, NUMAR Corporation, Guardian Global Technologies and FRAM Exploration ASA.
Keenan began his 45-year oilfield career as a petroleum geologist providing mudlogging and wellsite geological consulting services both on- and offshore in the U.S., North Sea, West Africa and the Middle East. After leaving the field, he spent the subsequent 14 years in various international and U.S. based operations, sales and marketing management positions, initially at Baker Hughes Inc. and later at Sperry-Sun Drilling Services and Baroid Corporation (now known as Halliburton).
Premier chairman Steve Horn said, “We are excited to have Paddy as CEO. He has an outstanding track record of successfully building oilfield service technology companies and knows Premier’s team and capabilities well, having been a director since the company was founded. With our expanding growth opportunities in both North America and overseas, Paddy brings strong leadership, great experience, knowledge and relationships to take the company to the next level.”