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Ensco plc (ESV) announced today that Carey Lowe has been named chief operating officer. He is based in London and succeeds Mark Burns, who is retiring from the Company. Lowe has held various executive management positions at Ensco since joining the Company in 2008. His experience includes operations, engineering, safety and strategy.

“We look forward to Carey leading our global operations teams as well as our technical group, SHE and strategy,” said CEO Carl Trowell. “His expertise and broad experience position him well to take on this important role.”

Trowell added, “Under Mark’s leadership, Ensco’s safety and operational performance were elevated to even higher levels – culminating in Ensco earning first place customer satisfaction scores for five consecutive years. We thank Mark for his many contributions to Ensco’s success, congratulate him on his distinguished career and wish him all the best in retirement.”

Ensco plc (ESV) brings energy to the world as a global provider of offshore drilling services to the petroleum industry. For more than 28 years, the company has focused on operating safely and going beyond customer expectations. Ensco is ranked first in total customer satisfaction in the latest independent survey by EnergyPoint Research — the fifth consecutive year that Ensco has earned this distinction. Operating one of the newest ultra-deepwater rig fleets and the largest premium jackup fleet, Ensco has a major presence in the most strategic offshore basins across six continents. Ensco plc is an English limited company (England No. 7023598) with its registered office and corporate headquarters located at 6 Chesterfield Gardens, London W1J 5BQ. To learn more, visit our website at

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