Saxon Energy Services Names New President and Chief Executive Officer

    Saxon Energy Services Names New President and Chief Executive Officer

PR Newswire

CALGARY, Alberta, March 15, 2013

CALGARY, Alberta, March 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Saxon Energy Services Inc.
(Saxon), a growing international oilfield services company, today announced
that its Board of Directors has named Derek Normore to replace M.J. (Mick)
McNulty, the company's current President and Chief Executive Officer who is
retiring. Mr. Normore brings extensive international oilfield service
experience and enduring relationships across Schlumberger, one of Saxon's most
important project partners, developed through a 32-year career successfully
managing several of Schlumberger's global businesses, regions and initiatives.
In addition, he has expertise in drilling technologies, which when combined
with Saxon rig designs, is expected to enhance drilling performance for the

"We believe Derek's experience and leadership capabilities will help
accelerate and strengthen our efforts to align innovation and collaboration
with performance to deliver consistent results for Saxon customers," stated
Mike Mannering, Chairman of the Saxon Board of Directors and President of
Schlumberger Rig Management. "Derek will play an important role in managing
Saxon's close business association with Schlumberger in providing access to
rigs in support of integrated project management well construction activities,
and other contracted arrangements. We also look forward to his ability to
further the development of new and innovative automated drilling technologies.
In particular, the potential for Derek to integrate his expertise in downhole
tools and measurements with Saxon's high-efficiency drilling rig designs for
enhanced performance is very exciting."

Most recently, Mr. Normore served as President of Pathfinder since 2011. As
division President, Derek was responsible for worldwide Directional Drilling,
Measurement-While-Drilling (MWD) and Logging-While-Drilling (LWD) business,
focused on high volume markets. During his tenure at Pathfinder, Derek saw
improved market share and increased operational performance which resulted in
rapid growth. Prior to joining Pathfinder in 2011, Mr. Normore was an
Integration Project Manager following the merger between Schlumberger Ltd and
Smith International, Inc. Prior to the Smith Integration in 2010, Normore was
the President of Schlumberger Canada Ltd and Canada Geomarket Manager.

Neil Hartley, Managing Director of First Reserve and member of the Saxon Board
of Directors, added, "Derek has a proven track record of business growth,
efficiency improvements and increasing profitability. We are confident that he
will continue to strengthen Saxon's position as an important and growing
international drilling contractor and we are excited to welcome him to the
Saxon team."

Mr. Normore assumes his new duties effective immediately and will join the
company's Board of Directors. He succeeds Mick McNulty who served as Chief
Executive Officer since 2010. Mr. McNulty joined Saxon in 2005. He is leaving
Saxon to pursue personal interests.

"Mick has played a major role at Saxon over the last seven years and we are
grateful for his contributions. He assumed the role of CEO at a particularly
challenging time for our industry and we acknowledge and appreciate his
efforts during that tough period. We wish him the best in his future
endeavors," commented Mr. Mannering.

Saxon is privately owned by Schlumberger, First Reserve and certain current
and former Saxon managers.

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About Saxon

Saxon is a growing international oilfield services company that operates an
established contract drilling and well servicing business to oil and gas
exploration and production companies in North America, South America, the
Middle East, and South East Asia. Saxon began in 2005 with nine rigs (two
drilling and seven work-over) in a single market - Ecuador. Since then Saxon
has transformed into a truly international drilling company with a fleet of 94
rigs (76 drilling and 18 work-over), with over 3,900 employees in 12
additional countries through acquisition and organic growth.

About Schlumberger

Schlumberger is the world's leading supplier of technology, integrated project
management and information solutions to customers working in the oil and gas
industry worldwide. Employing more than 118,000 people representing over 140
nationalities and working in approximately 85 countries, Schlumberger provides
the industry's widest range of products and services from exploration through
production. Schlumberger Limited has principal offices in Paris, Houston and
The Hague, and reported revenues of $42.15 billion in 2012. For more
information, visit

About First Reserve

Since 1983, First Reserve has focused exclusively on energy investing; helping
shape tomorrow's industry leaders while remaining committed to supporting
investors in reaching their goals. With 30 years of industry insight,
investment expertise and operational excellence, the Firm has cultivated an
enduring network of global relationships and raised more than USD $23 billion
of aggregate capital since inception, putting both to work to complete more
than 450 transactions (including platform investments and add-on acquisitions)
on six continents. Today, First Reserve has the largest energy‑focused
private equity investment team in the industry. Its portfolio of companies
operate in approximately 50 countries and span the energy spectrum, including
natural resources, equipment and services, midstream / downstream and
infrastructure, among others. First Reserve is headquartered in Greenwich CT
with offices in Houston, London and Hong Kong. Visit us at for more information.

Caroline Harris, Prosek Partners
1 212 279 3115 ext.222

SOURCE Saxon Energy Services

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