Juan A. Pinzon, SPE, joined BHP Billiton (BHPB) as drilling development manager of its Global Petroleum Division. Pinzon has more than 20 years’ oil and gas industry experience and has held engineering and management positions at BP, Schlumberger, and Occidental Petroleum (OXY). He began his career with BP where he gained experience in exploration, development, and appraisal projects in Colombia, South America. He worked with Schlumberger as drilling engineering manager for North and South America for its Drilling and Measurement Division, based in Houston. Pinzon also worked for BP America, where he held drilling positions in projects in southeast Texas, south Louisiana, and Wyoming. Before joining BHPB, he worked for OXY where he worked as drilling team lead for the Permian Basin. He was awarded a Certificate of Service by the American Association of Drilling Engineers. Pinzon earned a BS in petroleum engineering from Universidad de America in Bogota, Colombia.