Chesapeake Oilfield Operating LLC (now doing business as Seventy Seven Energy) has appointed Karl Blanchard as COO, effective on the distribution date of the recently announced spin-off of Seventy Seven Energy from Chesapeake Energy Corp.
Blanchard most recently served as vice president of Production Enhancement of Halliburton. From January 2011 to October 2012, he was vice president of Cementing for Halliburton. Blanchard also served as vice president of Testing and Subsea for Halliburton from October 2008 to December 2010, and as president director of PT Halliburton Indonesia from 2006-2008.
Blanchard began his career at Halliburton in 1981. Before serving as an executive at Halliburton, he held leadership positions in engineering, marketing, sales, and operations, and has gained experience in mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures.
Blanchard holds a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from Texas A&M University, and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.