Weatherford appoints general counsel and CCO

Jul 29, 2020
Scott Weatherholt previously worked at Arena Energy

Weatherford International has recruited Scott Weatherholt as executive vice president, general counsel and chief compliance officer (CCO).

Weatherholt was previously senior vice president and general counsel at Arena Energy and its affiliates, a role in which he had a focus on offshore Gulf of Mexico shelf exploration and production activities. Before that, he was an executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary at Midstates Petroleum, where his work included legal oversight of a merger with Amplify Energy and a large debt-for-debt recapitalization.

Earlier in his career, Weatherholt spent a decade at Samson Resources, where he was assistant general counsel of operations with responsibility for operational legal, land and regulatory issues for the Permian Basin, Eagleford, Mid-continent, Haynesville/Cotton Valley, Powder River, Green River and Bakken business units.

He began his career at Oklahoma-based law firm Pray Walker as an associate in the energy practice group, focusing on oil and gas litigation.

Christina Ibrahim was previously executive vice president, general counsel, CCO and secretary of Weatherford, having joined the company in May 2015.

Before that she held several senior leadership positions in the legal department of Halliburton Company, including global chief commercial counsel, vice president and corporate secretary with additional responsibility for the global procurement, employment and real estate practice groups and oversight of the M&A, securities, regulatory and governance functions.

Ibrahim is no longer with Weatherford and could not be reached. A request for comment from the company was not returned.

Karl Blanchard, interim CEO, executive vice president and COO, says in a statement: ‘We are pleased to welcome Scott to Weatherford’s executive management team. Scott is a proven leader who combines vast industry knowledge, legal and financial expertise and compliance experience with a demonstrated ability to effectively meet strategic objectives. We look forward to his perspective and insights as we continue to guide our organization forward.’

 

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