Natural Resources >> CEO Interviews >> May 31, 2004


JOHN IRWIN joined Atwood Oceanics, Inc., in 1979, became Vice President'Operations in 1980, Executive Vice President in 1988 and has been President, CEO and a Director of the company since 1992. Mr. Irwin has over 30 years of international experience in the offshore drilling industry including resident assignments in Europe, the Middle East, West Africa, Southeast Asia and South America. He is a Director and past Chairman of the International Association of Drilling Contractors and a current Director of the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston. Mr. Irwin also has Master's degrees in Engineering and Industrial Administration. Profile
TWST: Would you begin with a description as well as some history of

Atwood Oceanics?

Mr. Irwin: The sole business of Atwood Oceanics is international

offshore drilling of exploratory and