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Independence Contract Drilling appoints COO

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Houston, Tx., USA – Independence Contract Drilling, a land drilling services provider, announces that Ed Jacob III has joined as executive vice president and chief operating officer.[break]


Mr. Jacob most recently served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Keen Energy, until its sale in late 2012. Prior to Keen, Mr. Jacob had a distinguished career at Grey Wolf, Inc. a contract drilling company, serving as Senior Vice President of Operations. Mr. Jacob left Grey Wolf when Precision Drilling Company acquired it in December 2008.

Prior to Grey Wolf, Mr. Jacob was Executive Vice President of Bayard Drilling Technologies. Prior to joining Bayard, Mr. Jacob served in various sales, marketing and operations management positions with Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Co.

Mr. Jacob attended Southeastern Louisiana University and Nichols State University and is a 2007 graduate of the Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program. He is a member of the International Association of Drilling Contractors, the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the American Association of Drilling Engineers and the American Petroleum Institute.

He is a Director of the IADC and is serving his second term on the IADC’s Executive Committe - February 5, 2013, Houston, Tx., USA – Independence Contract Drilling, a land drilling services provider, announces that Ed Jacob III has joined as executive vice president and chief operating officer.

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Mr. Jacob most recently served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Keen Energy, until its sale in late 2012. Prior to Keen, Mr. Jacob had a distinguished career at Grey Wolf, Inc. a contract drilling company, serving as Senior Vice President of Operations. Mr. Jacob left Grey Wolf when Precision Drilling Company acquired it in December 2008.

Prior to Grey Wolf, Mr. Jacob was Executive Vice President of Bayard Drilling Technologies. Prior to joining Bayard, Mr. Jacob served in various sales, marketing and operations management positions with Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Co.

Mr. Jacob attended Southeastern Louisiana University and Nichols State University and is a 2007 graduate of the Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program. He is a member of the International Association of Drilling Contractors, the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the American Association of Drilling Engineers and the American Petroleum Institute.

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