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OTC appoints new COO

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Offshore Technical Compliance (OTC) has appointed David McCubbin as Chief Operating Officer and Dan Phelps as Director of Compliance Inspection Services.

With many years of oil and gas experience, McCubbin has held numerous engineering and business analysis roles with Exxon and W&T Offshore. In 2003, McCubbin formed Explore Enterprises of America, LLC and as president, led a joint venture with Woodside Energy. He continues as president of Explore Enterprises, managing the company’s producing GoM assets, with the additional role as COO for OTC.

Phelps has been with OTC since 2013 as a Senior Inspector and Senior Pressure Testing Specialist and was instrumental in developing and delivering OTC’s IADC Accredited Drilling Compliance Training Course.

Mike Bethea, CEO, OTC, said: “As OTC continues to grow, experienced leadership will support our ongoing success. David represents a unique combination of engineering expertise and business acumen. I am excited to have him on our team and look forward to working with him as we build the best full service compliance group in the industry.”

“Dan’s contributions to the growth and reputation of OTC and his work training hundreds of offshore drilling personnel in the GoM cannot be overstated. He will continue to be a key contributor offshore but will add quality assurance of inspection services and training to his repertoire when he is onshore,” Bethea concluded.

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