McDermott adds SBM Offshore COO to its board

U.S.-based engineering, procurement, construction and installation company, McDermott International, has appointed Philippe Barril to its board of directors, effective September 1, 2017.

Barril will serve on the company’s Governance Committee, McDermott said on Tuesday.

Barril has served as the chief operating officer (COO) of SBM Offshore, a provider of floating production solutions to the offshore energy industry, since March 2015, and has also been a member of SBM’s Management Board since April 2015.

McDermott noted that he has over 25 years of experience in the offshore oil and gas construction industry, including in engineering and project management, with significant experience in Africa and the Mediterranean.

He has served in key roles of increasing responsibility for various companies, including as President and Chief Operating Officer of Technip from January 2014 to January 2015; Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Onshore and Offshore, Technip, from September 2011 to December 2013; Senior Vice President, Offshore Segment, Technip France, from June 2010 to August 2011; and Senior Vice President, Offshore & Onshore Product Lines and Technologies, Technip France from November 2009 to May 2010.

Gary P. Luquette, Chair of the Board of McDermott, said: “Philippe’s extensive executive management and operational experience in the global oilfield engineering and construction industry will be a major asset to McDermott and will complement the extensive experience of our current Board. The addition of Philippe also reflects our continued commitment to ongoing refreshment and succession planning for the Board of Directors. The Board looks forward to working with Philippe and to his future contributions.”

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