Karl Blanchard

Weatherford appointed Karl Blanchard as executive vice president and COO. In this role, Blanchard will oversee region and product line operations; quality, health, safety, security, and environment; sales; engineering, research and development; and supply chain. He has 35 years’ experience in the oilfield services sector, having most recently served as COO for Seventy Seven Energy, where he oversaw drilling, pressure pumping, and rental tool operations. Previously, he spent more than 30 years at Halliburton in various senior leadership positions including vice president of cementing, vice president of production enhancement, and vice president of testing and subsea.