Bernie G. Wolford Jr.

CEO at Pacific Drilling

Bernie G. Wolford, joined the Pacific Drilling Board and was appointed Chief Executive Officer in November 2018 upon the company’s emergence from chapter 11.

Prior to joining Pacific Drilling, Wolford served as Senior Vice President of Operations at Noble Corporation beginning in February 2012. From March 2010 to February 2012 he served as Noble’s Vice President of Operational Excellence. Wolford was self-employed from January 2003 to March 2010, during which time he provided consulting services to Noble as a contractor on the construction of the Noble Dave Beard jackup platform from March 2009 to December 2009.

Mr. Wolford began his career in the offshore drilling industry with Transworld Drilling in 1981, which was acquired by Noble in 1991. From 1981 through December 2002, he served in various roles in engineering, project management and operations with Transworld and Noble. Wolford holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Tech University.


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