Jeff Showalter joined Blake International Rigs, LLC in May, 2011 as Sr. Operations Manager. He was previously the Operations Manager for Seahawk Drilling over 20 Mat Supported jack-up rigs, and also previously served as US-GOM jack-up rig Operations Manager for Pride International, Inc. of Houston, Texas. He has a proven and experienced background in Operations, Safety, and Construction (37 years) for offshore drilling and workover with both platform rigs and mat supported jack-up rigs in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. Prior to Pride International he worked for Grace Offshore Company- Booker Division, and Offshore Rigs, LLC, which purchased the platform drilling and workover units from W.R. Grace and subsequently sold them to Pride International, Inc. , Jeff studied at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana majoring in commercial art and advertising design. He has successfully constructed, converted and upgraded self erecting platform rigs designed for both fixed platforms and deepwater structures (SPAR and TLP's) and jack-up rig refurbishments.