HOUSTON, TX / ACCESSWIRE / January 3, 2023 / PATTERSON-UTI ENERGY, INC. (NASDAQ:PTEN) announced today that James "Mike" Holcomb has been promoted to the new position of Chief Operating Officer of Patterson-UTI Energy. "I am pleased to continue to work with Mike in his new and expanded role," stated Mr. Hendricks. "With Patterson-UTI's recent growth and market outlook, this new position will allow us to provide additional support to our business units, enhance the ability of our businesses to continue to support our customers, and better position our company for future growth opportunities." Mr. Holcomb joined Patterson-UTI in 1988 through its acquisition of Robertson Onshore and has held numerous key leadership positions at Patterson-UTI over the years. For the past ten years, he has served as President of Patterson-UTI Drilling Company LLC and has also held numerous leadership positions with the International Association of Drilling Contractors.
Patterson-UTI Energy also announced today that Mike Garvin has been promoted to President of Patterson-UTI Drilling Company LLC. Mr. Garvin began his career in the industry with an onshore drilling contractor in California, and since then has held key leadership and operational roles at Patterson-UTI, GlobalSantaFe, Transocean and Ensco. "Mike Garvin has more than forty years of combined onshore, offshore and geothermal drilling experience, most recently serving as Senior Vice President of Operations for Patterson-UTI Drilling," stated Mr. Hendricks. "He has been a valued leader at Patterson-UTI as well as with the International Association of Drilling Contractors, and I look forward to Mike Garvin's seamless transition to President of Patterson-UTI Drilling."
Patterson-UTI is a leading provider of oilfield services and products to oil and natural gas exploration and production companies in the United States and other select countries, including contract drilling, pressure pumping and directional drilling services. For more information, visit www.patenergy.com.
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