Baker Hughes Appoints Integrated Operations President

Darrell Howard brings 32 years of operating company experience to Baker Hughes

HOUSTON, Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Baker Hughes (NYSE:BHI) announced today that Darrell C. Howard has joined the company as President of the Integrated Operations organization. Howard joins Baker Hughes from VICO Indonesia, where he served as Vice President, Technical Support for the BP-Eni joint venture.

"Darrell's combination of technical expertise, project management capabilities, international business experience, and leadership qualities make him the ideal candidate to lead our integrated operations business," says Derek Mathieson, president of product lines and technology for Baker Hughes. "In this role, Darrell will apply his in-depth knowledge of the entire oil and gas asset lifecycle to expand Baker Hughes' position in the fast-growing integrated project management market. This is a critical business for our company and I look forward to working closely with Darrell to enhance Baker Hughes' top-tier integrated project management capabilities."

Howard joined Amoco Corp. following his graduation from the University of Colorado in 1978. During his career with Amoco he held a variety of drilling, completion, and production engineering and management roles. Howard has extensive international experience, including assignments where he worked closely with governments, national oil companies and third-party organizations in the United Kingdom, Norway, the Republic of Congo and Egypt. Immediately prior to his appointment with VICO Indonesia, he spent seven years in various roles with BP in Baku, Azerbaijan and with TNK-BP in Moscow, including Exploration Drilling Manager for the Shah Deniz Caspian gas project.

Baker Hughes provides reservoir consulting, drilling, formation evaluation, completions, pressure pumping and production products and services to the worldwide oil and gas industry.

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